Elave Intensive Ointment


Any regular readers will know I’m a big fan of the Elave range.  Recently they have launched a new sensitive ointment to treat eczema and psoriasis.  Its oily formulation protects the skins natural barrier, softens the plaques associated with psoriasis and promotes moisture  levels in the skin.  Like all elave products it contains no parabens […]


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    A few years ago I was introduced to the Uriage range in the form of a barrier cream for fissured skin and I loved it.  For some reason it dissapered from shelves but is now back with a bang and im loving the huge range they offer. Like many fabulous French ranges its […]

Psoriasis and Mindfullness

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    I’ve always had an interest in mindfullness and research has shown that a positive outlook can improve control of chronic conditions such as psoriasis.  St. Vincents Hospital are conducting research at the moment examining mindfullness and psoriasis.  This is a great opportunity for patients who enrol in the programme to have training in […]

World Psoriasis Day

Almost 3% of the worlds population suffer from psoriasis.  It appears as red raised scaly lesions and can vary from plaques to guttate.  Psoriasis can cause misery for sufferes as there still remains many myths surrounding the disease.  Caroline Irwin and the Psoriasis support group now working under the umbrella of the Irish Skin Foundation […]

1st National Skin Awareness Day


Happy Wednesday everyone. I had a phone call yesterday from my friend Helen at the Irish Skin Foundation. The final line up has been decided and it looks amazing. Not alone are there talks from eminent dermatologists but also seminars with psychologist Barry Egan and a know your rights slot with Andrew McCann. Of course […]