Posts Tagged 'cleanser'

London skin expert uncovers the effects of winter on our skin

Smiling lady in a winter hat - Don't let winter get the better of your skin! Help is at hand from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex

Don’t let winter get the better of your skin! Help is at hand from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in central London and Essex

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, you may have noticed the effects of winter starting to take their toll on your skin. Winter can also be a particularly troublesome time for people who suffer with rosacea.

London nurse consultant in dermatology, Sue Ibrahim, from Elan Medical Skin Clinics in Whitecross Street and Rayleigh, Essex has worked with skin issues for more than 30 years and here she shares her wisdom.

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Help! Why does my skin feel itchy & tight?





Over the many years our nurse consultant, Sue Ibrahim, has worked in dermatology one of the most common complaints she hears is “I have very sensitive skin”. When she asks which products they use to wash their face, body and hair with she tends to find there is a common ingredient that features in all of these products, one that is now widely accepted as common cause of skin irritation and dermatitis. This ingredient is called sodium laureth sulphate, commonly referred to as SLS or SLES.

In this month’s blog from Elan Medical Skin Clinic in central London and Rayleigh, Essex, Sue answers some of our clients’ questions:

What is SLS?

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Love the skin you’re in


Our skin is our largest organ. It has a surface area of around 2 square metres and acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding our bodies against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight and harmful chemicals.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinics in London and Rayleigh, Essex, we are skin experts. Our medical director, Sue Ibrahim, is a nurse consultant in dermatology with more than 30 years’ experience, so she knows skin!

We would like to warn readers that many of the claims made by cosmetic companies are simply not supported by evidence. Even if they do contain active ingredients, most are unlikely to contain anywhere near the levels required to see results in your skin.

Gift voucher

We would also like to offer a £20 gift voucher redeemable against our DermaActive Daily Essentials Package (RRP £230) that contains all of the products mentioned below plus an Elan tote bag. Please contact us for your voucher.

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