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Dr Lynch is featured in the popular TV series Skin A&E (Channel 5) and is frequently appears in print and online media. Here is a selection of recent articles.

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To prevent skin cancer, it's crucial to consistently apply broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 on all exposed skin daily, even on cloudy days or during winter, and to reapply every two hours when outdoors. Additionally, wearing protective clothing, seeking shade during peak UV hours, and conducting regular skin checks for any new or changing moles can significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer.

The Ordinary has launched its first lip balm, the Squalane + Amino Acids Lip Balm, which promises to heal and soothe lips with its unique combination of ingredients. Priced at £8.50, the balm stands out with its lightweight, silky water gel texture and effectiveness in providing hydration without greasiness, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. Read my comments on this product.

Dr Lynch recommends choosing a high SPF sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, regardless of price. The emphasis is on the adequate application and reapplication of sunscreen, rather than on the cost, to ensure effective protection against harmful UV radiation throughout the year.

White spots under the nails are commonly thought to indicate calcium deficiency, but according to dermatologist Dr. Magnus Lynch, the spots, known as leukonychia, are more likely caused by minor trauma to the nail, allergic reactions, or fungal infections, and are rarely a cause for concern.

There are many misconceptions surrounding sunscreen. In this article I address many of these including widely-repeated myth the certain ingredients in sunscreen can cause skin cancer

The article provides expert advice on common mistakes to avoid when using retinol, such as applying it to broken or sensitive skin areas, mixing it with other potent skin actives, or using it excessively without adequate moisturization. It emphasizes the importance of gentle application, using a hydrating moisturizer afterwards, and applying retinol as part of a nighttime routine to minimize irritation and maximize benefits.

Blushing when embarrassed is an involuntary response controlled by the autonomic system, where the hormone adrenaline causes blood vessels in the face to relax and increase blood flow, resulting in visible redness. While some triggers for blushing are universal like stress, individual factors such as skin color, sensitivity of the nervous system, and physiological differences can influence the frequency and intensity of blushing.

The EU has introduced new regulations limiting the concentration of retinol in over-the-counter skincare products to 0.3% for face and hand products and 0.05% for body lotions, aiming to reduce overexposure to vitamin A and address concerns over skin irritation and potential health risks. However, products with higher concentrations are not immediately banned, as brands are given a three-year grace period to reformulate, and prescription retinoids like tretinoin are not affected by these regulations.

Niacinamide, recognized for its skincare benefits, is highlighted as an effective bodycare ingredient for improving skin barrier function and addressing issues like hyperpigmentation, oily skin, and dehydration. The article reviews nine niacinamide-infused bodycare products, emphasizing their benefits for various skin types and conditions, and how they can enhance one's bodycare routine.

Teatree Pads, a popular skincare product in South Korea contain tea tree extract and glycerin. They may help to hydrate skin, reduce redness, and treat acne, making them a favored alternative to traditional sheet masks.

Pineapple extract, celebrated for its antioxidative and gentle exfoliating properties, is emerging as a star ingredient in cosmetics, with more brands incorporating it into their products due to its numerous skin benefits. It contains bromelain, an enzyme that gently exfoliates the skin, and can be safely combined with other ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to enhance skin health, although precautions should be taken for sensitive or reactive skin types and those with conditions like rosacea or psoriasis.

The article reviews the best humidifiers for the home, highlighting their benefits for skin, sinuses, and indoor plants. It discusses optimal home humidity levels to prevent allergens and advises on the importance of consulting a doctor for medical conditions and maintaining the humidifier to prevent the buildup of dust and bacteria.

Fermented skincare utilizes ingredients processed through fermentation to enhance their potency and absorption, benefiting the skin's health by boosting natural enzymes, vitamins, and probiotics, which can improve hydration, balance the skin's microbiome, and offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive and acne-prone skin, fermented skincare products like essences, creams, and cleansers can improve skin texture, tone, and hydration, with users often seeing noticeable benefits within a few weeks to months of consistent use.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) serums are essential for all skin types, offering significant hydration by retaining up to 1000 times its weight in water, thus maintaining skin's suppleness and elasticity, and reducing dryness, dullness, and flaking. The article reviews the best HA serums of 2024, including products suitable for various needs and budgets, such as Vichy Minéral 89 for its hypoallergenic formula, L'Oreal Paris Revitalift for a high concentration of HA, and the eco-conscious Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules, highlighting their unique benefits and suitability for different skin types.

Knowing how to correctly use hyaluronic acid (HA) serum is key to achieving hydrated, plump, and bouncy skin, as HA can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water and is most effective in serum form due to its high concentration and deep skin penetration. The application should be on a cleansed face, preferably damp for enhanced hydration, followed by moisturizer to lock in the moisture, with daily use recommended for the best results.

Amal Clooney was spotted in Lake Como looking effortlessly chic in a classic wide-brim straw hat, paired with a black halterneck mini-dress, wedged sandals, and delicate gold jewelry, demonstrating her timeless sense of style. The article emphasizes the dual functionality of the straw hat as both a fashionable accessory and a crucial item for sun protection, highlighting its timelessness and appeal across generations from Brigitte Bardot to the Princess of Wales.

The article offers advice on maintaining glowing skin while flying, emphasizing the importance of hydration and skin protection due to the low humidity and UV exposure in airplane cabins. Dermatologist Dr. Magnus Lynch recommends pre-flight skin preparation with moisturizers and hydration, using barrier-boosting products during the flight, staying hydrated, and applying broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect against UV rays, alongside a selection of travel-friendly skincare products to ensure your skin remains hydrated and protected throughout your journey.

Choosing the window seat on a plane might increase your risk of skin damage, premature aging, and skin cancer due to higher exposure to UV radiation at higher altitudes, as explained by dermatologist Dr. Magnus Lynch. To protect your skin, it's recommended to close the window screen, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen, and wear protective clothing, especially when flying close to the equator where UV intensity is stronger.

A dermatologist advised that retinol, a potent skincare ingredient known for enhancing collagen production and reducing pigmentation, can be safely used during the summer months with proper precautions. Applying retinol at night, using sunscreen religiously in the morning, starting with a low concentration, and potentially pausing retinol use during sun-intense holidays are key strategies to benefit from retinol without risking sun damage.

Achieving a sunkissed tan safely involves applying sunscreen every two to three hours and avoiding peak sun hours from 12-2 PM. For those seeking a tan, experts recommend self-tanning products as a safer alternative, emphasizing the importance of skin protection and hydration to prevent damage.

Adapting your skincare routine for summer is crucial to address the challenges of heat, humidity, and increased UV exposure which can lead to sunburn, premature ageing, and skin cancer, necessitating higher SPF protection and products that prevent oiliness and clogged pores. The article also emphasizes the importance of hydration, lightweight moisturizers, and regular exfoliation to maintain radiant skin and recommends avoiding heavy, greasy products that can exacerbate skin issues during the warmer months.

Despite common belief, using retinol in summer can be beneficial for promoting collagen production and counteracting pigmentation caused by sun exposure, as retinol isn't phototoxic and doesn't increase the risk of sunburn. However, it requires careful application at night and diligent use of SPF50 during the day to protect the new, more sensitive skin cells that retinol reveals.

Dry brushing, an ancient practice recently popularized by celebrities and social media, involves using a dry brush on the body to exfoliate skin, stimulate blood flow, and potentially aid lymph node drainage. Despite its popularity, evidence supporting its benefits, including cellulite reduction and immune system enhancement, is limited, and it may not be suitable for sensitive skin or certain health conditions.

Driclor antiperspirant is a popular solution for individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis, designed to reduce sweat by forming a gel matrix in the sweat glands. While it has been effective for many, it does not work for everyone and is not a permanent cure, with potential side effects including irritation and rashes.

The Good Housekeeping Institute evaluated various microcurrent facial toning devices, aiming to identify the best for achieving a needle-free facelift. They tested devices from brands like Dr. Levy, NuFace, and Foreo, assessing their effectiveness in lifting, toning, and reducing fine lines, with top picks offering varying features suitable for different needs and preferences.

Lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) found naturally in dairy products and now commonly synthesized in labs for skincare products, is celebrated by dermatologists for its exfoliating, hydrating, and skin-renewing benefits. It is gentle enough for regular use, promoting cell turnover and collagen production, which can lead to smoother, plumper skin with reduced pigmentation, though it may cause irritation for those with sensitive skin.

Hyaluronic acid is recommended by dermatologists for its hydrating properties that can significantly improve skin's plumpness by retaining moisture up to 1000 times its weight in water. This ingredient is essential for both moisture and hydration, crucial in maintaining a youthful appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, especially for mature skin lacking in natural moisture retention abilities.

The article discusses the increasing openness around scarring, emphasizing how social media and public figures sharing their experiences have reduced the stigma associated with scars. It highlights advancements in scar treatment technologies, such as microneedling and laser therapy, which have improved outcomes for those looking to treat scars, if they choose to. Additionally, the piece touches on the importance of personalized treatment plans and ongoing research into scar formation and treatment, suggesting a future where scars can be more effectively managed or reduced.

Pineapple extract has become a hot ingredient in the beauty industry, celebrated for its exfoliating, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, especially beneficial for acne-prone skin. It contains bromelain, an enzyme that digests dead skin cells, making it an effective exfoliant, but it should be used cautiously with sensitive skin or in combination with certain active ingredients to avoid irritation.

Nikola Howard has managed to significantly lower her monthly water bills to £7.50 by limiting her showers to once a week and reducing the frequency of washing her clothes, demonstrating a unique approach to combating the cost of living crisis. This practice aligns with a wider trend where individuals, influenced by environmental concerns and cost-saving measures, are reconsidering the necessity of daily washing and exploring more sustainable laundry habits.

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