My looks or my daughter’s feelings?
Mar21

My looks or my daughter’s feelings?

When it comes to my looks, I’m about as low maintenance as it’s possible to be. I don’t wear make-up at all, apart from my signature blue nail varnish. Actually, I don’t even POSSESS any make-up. My time-consuming and clinical skincare routine has nothing to do with beauty and everything to do with keeping my acne, rosacea, eczema and blepharitis under control. And I last had my hair cut about four years ago....

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The acne and the hair dye: Taking the plunge
Dec07

The acne and the hair dye: Taking the plunge

It’s been over six months since I last dyed my hair. At that time, my skin was at absolute rock bottom and my mum was refusing to dye it for me. But I asked my dermatologist if it would be OK and he said it would. I practically punched the air I was so pleased. But the problem is, it wasn’t OK. I can’t prove that it was the dye, but my skin did seem to get a little bit worse after it was dyed. It was probably just in...

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The acne and the hair dye
Jun08

The acne and the hair dye

Every few weeks for the last five years, my mum has dyed my hair. We use Nice ‘n’ Easy semi-permanent. The stuff that’s supposed to last 24 washes, but actually lasts about eight. But it covers the majority of my grey and that’s all that matters. When my skin started going really bad at the start of the year, my mum worried that it was due to the hair dye and refused to dye it until it got better. I...

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