My skin problems

My skin problems

How can I correct imperfections? How to deal with my dry skin? How to brighten my dull complexion? How to rejuvenate tired skin? Our skin changes with age, the seasons and the stages of our lives. This is why Beautiful Skin has compiled a list of solutions in our quest to give you a flawless skin, whatever age you may be.

How to take care of sensitive skin
Sensitive skin: our soothing tips
Tight, stingy, itchy, blotchy skin? Look no further - welcome to sensitive skin! Dry skin, mature skin, oily skin... Sooner or later we all have a sensitive skin moment.
10 beauty essentials
Showers and sensitive skin: a dangerous liaison...
There's nothing better than a lazy shower or soak in a tub. Unless you suffer the torture that is fragile, sensitive skin. So, here are our tips for turning pain into pleasure!
Bodycare products to solve dry patches and bumpy skin for good
Bumpy Skin Be Gone! Bodycare Products Just Got Way Better
Dry skin on your knees? Bumpy skin on your arms? The beauty gods have answered your prayers, with a new wave of A-grade, science-based exfoliant body products.
Avoid ingrown hairs with a body scrub
Skin SOS - how do I deal with ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs that crop up after hair removal aren't just ugly. They can also be painful and prone to infection. So here's our scrubbing, moisturising, disinfecting 3-step plan.
How to avoid blackheads
Banish blackheads for good
Blackheads don't just affect teenagers... We've all had moments when we've wanted to squeeze the hell out of these pesky dots! So how can we prevent and zap these unwelcome visitors? Just follow our blackhead guide!
Wear makeup for sensitive skin
Makeup for sensitive skin: is your makeup causing flare-ups?
Tight, red, stingy, uncomfortable skin? If you have sensitive skin you may be wary of wearing makeup. But with a bit of tender loving care, you'll be able to colour wash and strobe to your heart's content!
How to soothe irritated skin
Help, my flare-ups are getting out of control!
Red, dry, stingy... Your skin's in a state and it shows. Skin irritations are a painful beauty bane, so here are our tips on how to soothe your face and body back into shape.
How can I get rid of scars?
How can I prevent, treat and banish unsightly scars?
Scars, pesky reminders of itchy chicken pox, acne and various knocks and bumps. So how can we treat and get rid of these unwelcome momentos? Just read on...
I have sensitive and irritated skin
Help, my sensitive skin's in a mess!
Winter, damp weather, biting winds, and spring allergies leave their mark on sensitive skin. Endless flare-ups and nothing seems to calm it down. Time to follow these skin-saving tips!
5 skin care tips to care for your sensitive skin
5 skin care tips to soothe my sensitive skin
Discomfort, redness, stinging, tugging... It is not easy to distinguish sensitive skin from reactive or dry skin. And yet diagnosis is the first step in taking care of and soothing irritated skin.
How to treat blotchy red patches and rosacea
Red patches and rosacea: how to handle ultra-sensitive skin
Occasional blotchiness, permanent red patches, couperose, rosacea... Your sensitive skin's getting out of control!
How to care for your skin during spring
Time to spring clean our skin!
The season's changing, the sun's getting warmer and the mercury's rising. Time to shake off the winter blues. And give our skin a much-needed spring clean.
Beauty tips for facial cleansing
Guilty as charged...The facial cleansing no-no's that we all commit!
Cleansing is non-negotiable if we want to keep our flawless glow. But how and when is another matter - facial cleansing is an art in itself! So here's our little list of beauty tip no-no's to help you get back on track!
Oily skin: beauty tips to beat the grease!
Oily skin - beauty tips to beat the grease!
Dewy is one thing, shiny is another... But don't panic - changing your beauty routine, avoiding certain traps and applying the right make up will leave you with a flawless complexion!
Seasonal skincare 101: how to deal with spring's skin problems
What to do when your skin misbehaves in spring
Is your skin struggling with the changing weather and spending more time outdoors? Spring is a prime time for breakouts, dry patches and redness. Here’s the seasonal skincare that can tackle them all.
The reasons why we should remove makeup before bed
Guess what happens if we skip our nightly cleanse
You've just crawled in, it's 4am and cleansing's the last thing on your bleary mind. Plus you're not wearing any makeup. So what's the big deal?
Essential oils for glowing skin
Essential oils for glowing skin
Winter's almost over, but the weather and our skin are both as dull as ditch water. Welcome to tired, haggard, blotchy features... Time to get a head start on spring and dig out our complexion-boosting essential oils!
The 5 worst things for your skin!
The top 5 beauty no-nos!
We all want to wake up to flawless skin - a blemish-free, fresh-faced, youthful, smooth, glowing complexion... It's actually within our reach, if we're prepared to put in a little effort. And is where the following, non-negotiable beauty no-nos come into play!
How to exfoliate and treat breakouts if you have sensitive skin
Winter breakouts? How to deep clean sensitive skin
Thick face creams and rich nurturing skincare have seen your sensitive skin safely though winter – so how do you treat breakouts and exfoliate away dead skin cells without undoing all your good work?
Atopic skin: true vs false
Atopic skin: true vs false
Ever suffered from dry, sensitive, rough skin with occasional outbreaks of eczema? Atopic skin is pants! But what does atopic skin involve? Here's a closer look at this complex, yet treatable, skin condition.
Signs that your skin's dehydrated
Telltale signs that your skin's dehydrated
Our epidermis needs to be gorged with water if we want to keep our flawless glow for as long as possible. So we need to recognise the signs of dehydrated skin in order to get back our dewy complexion.
Dry skin: protect skin dehydrated by central heating
It may keep us cosy, but central heating wreaks havoc with our skin!
Heated homes or offices combined with freezing weather damages skin, making it highly sensitive in the process. Here are our tips for keeping your skin in tip-top shape when the mercury drops and the thermostats rise!
beauty routine for dry skin
Dry skin: a softening, thirst-quenching beauty routine
Around 20% of women complain about having dry skin. Does yours skin feel tight and itchy, particularly after cleansing or when you step out of the shower? Is it hypersensitive and hates fluctuations in temperature? Does it feel rough and dry or suffer from blotchy patches?
Get rid of liver spots
How can I zap my liver spots?
As the years pass, signs of ageing begin to raise their ugly heads. Welcome to lines, wrinkles, loss of tone and liver spots.
How to look after skin in winter – and avoid skin damage when skiing
Snow and your skin: everything you need to know
Baby, it’s cold outside, which means your skin will need some help. Here’s how to ward off skin damage from the cold-and-heating cycle, what to do to protect skin when skiing, and some tips for boosting skin at this time of year…
Tired, dull skin and dark circles: my skin's burned out
Look exhausted? Just follow these 3 anti-burn out tips.
You've woken up to a ruddy complexion, tired lines, panda eyes and a fresh crop of pimples. Signs that your skin's having a mini burn out. Here are our tried and tested tips to get back a healthy, rosy glow!
Combination skin care tips
Help, my combination skin's driving me insane!
Combination skin is the most common skin type, particularly amongst young women. It's also the trickiest to treat. So to keep our combination skin flawlessly fabulous, we need to understand what's going on... Here are our combination skin tips.
Tips to wake up tired skin
My skin's exhausted: time for a wake up call!
Our skin, just like our patience, sometimes reaches the end of its tether. Here are some easy as pie beauty tips to get it into shape without going back to sleep or spending hours in the bathroom!
Skincare tips: how to cleanse for perfect skin
Does it really matter if I don't cleanse my skin?
Cleansing is THE golden rule if you want to keep your skin glowing for longer. But it's important to cleanse correctly and use the right product: here's the lowdown...
Beauty routine for tired skin
SOS! Save my tired-looking skin!
You've got puffy panda eyes, a ruddy complexion and a fresh crop of pimply blotches. Diagnosis? Your skin's worn out. It needs mollycoddling back to health!
How to soothe itchy, allergic skin
Help, my skin allergies are driving me up the wall!
Winter, temperature fluctuations, lack of sunlight, central heating and fatigue can wreak havoc with our skin, causing eczema, hives and itchy patches. How can we combat allergies and soothe our sensitive skin?
Things to avoid if you have sensitive skin
Sensitive skin: things to avoid like the plague
Tight, itchy, red... Welcome to the world of sensitive skin. There may be treatments that soothe the symptoms, but preemptive strikes can also do the world of good! Here are 10 sensitive skin traps that can trip us up on a daily basis
Help, winter's here and my skin's a mess!
Help, winter's here and my skin's a mess!
Cold and damp outside, hot and dry indoors: the icy weather's upon us and doesn't our skin know it. Our skin cries our for help, as central heating, wind and the cold wreak havoc with our epidermis. So, here's how to beat the winter skin blues!
Eczema: how to treat atopic skin
Help! My eczema's driving me mad!
If you suffer from eczema, know that you're not alone... This skin condition affects millions of Brits and can be so itchy that it stops us from getting a decent night's sleep. So how can we soothe and treat atopic eczema-afflicted skin?
Dry skin: My skin is cracking
Ouch! Winter is here and my skin is cracking
With winter on its way accompanied by the cold and the wind, our skin is dry and starting to bear a striking resemblance to our crocodile leather bag ...Quick, time to change up your routine to inject your skin with the the hydration and comfort it's longing for
How to deal with dull skin in winter (hydration is the key)
The real reason your skin is dull in winter (and how to deal with it)
Summer months may threaten sun damage but winter comes with its own set of skin woes. Dull skin, a huge drop in hydration levels and skin that's thicker than winter's opaque tights. Here's how you can keep your glow through the stormy weather.
how to tell if your skin's dehydrated
Help, I look mummified! Is my skin dehydrated?
Pumping the epidermis full of water is a biological necessity. Here's how to figure out if your skin's dehydrated and how to get back your baby soft glow.
How to get glowing skin when you're ill
Feeling poorly? Follow our tips and tricks to get back your glow!
Pale skin, puffy eyes, nose as red as Rudolph's... You've got the sniffles and feel like pants. Here's our vitamin-packed, tried and tested action plan for glowing skin.
Get rid of liver spots on your face
Time to zap those liver spots!
Summer's well and truly over... We miss the rays, but not the brown liver spots that managed to crop up. Now it's time to kiss them goodbye.
Serums that instantly smooth facial skin
3 tips to hydrate my skin
We're always on the look out for miraculous beauty treatments... And they may be closer than we think! Welcome to latest generation of skin-smoothing serums!!
3 evening beauty routines for perfect skin
Evening beauty routines for a glowing wake up call
Hectic weeks, lack of sleep, tossing and turning = a ruddy, tired complexion and feeling like pants. But don't panic - gently pampering your skin before hitting the sack will do you the world of good! So, here are 3 evening beauty routines to help get your mornings off to a flying start...
Prepare your skin with an autumn skincare routine
A preemptive strike against autumn's chilly weather
It's arrived... Summer sunshine has given way to cold, damp, grey autumn. How can we help our bodies brace themselves against the cold?
Face yoga: the new workout trend for your facial muscles
Face yoga: zen your way to a younger face!
Face yoga sculpts our faces and firms up our skin. It's an enjoyable, natural way to keep our features nicely toned. Here's a closer look at this latest skin-firming trend!
Get glowing skin for autumn
Avoid the end of summer rebound effect
Summer arrived and our acne magically disappeared. But now we have to deal with autumn's rebound effect and the dreaded return of blemishes, even if our skin still boasts a golden tan.
How to get rid of wrinkles after summer?
Help, summer's left me with wrinkles!
You've got yourself a gorgeous tan, but with it some not-so-gorgeous wrinkles... Here are our tips for zapping them without a filler in sight.
Acne advice including three simple acne treatments
Spot SOS: How to calm a flare-up of acne
Do you spend one evening at the pub after work enjoying the feeling of the sun on your face only to find you’ve been hit by a flare-up of acne? You’re not alone… but our acne advice contains some surprisingly simple solutions.
Skin problems if we don't drink enough water
5 skin problems that can occur if we don't drink enough water
We all know we should drink 1.5 litres of water a day, but in reality we often don't get our fill. And yet fully hydrating our bodies on a daily basis is essential if we want to stay in tip-top condition. Here are five reasons why you should
How to target pigmentation, uneven skin tone and melasma with your skincare
Uneven skin tone? Say goodbye to pigmentation
Has a day in the sun spawned a lot of new pigmentation? Once formed, pigmentation can re-emerge after a festival weekend, an afternoon in a pub garden, or even with hormonal changes. Seriously – everything sets it off! Here's how to tackle it
Black skin and acne: the solutions
Black skin: kiss goodbye to acne
Each skin colour has its characteristics, needs and problems, with black-skinned people often suffering from pigment spots and acne. Here are some easy-to-achive solutions to spots.
Stop your face slacking for facial harmony and perfect skin
I want a harmonious face!
As we get older, our faces start to sag: the skin slackens, creases, loses its flexibility and becomes a lot less voluminous. If I want to get the perfect skin of my twenties back, I need to replenish my skin's lost elasticity and volume.
3 tips to prevent spots after returning from holiday
3 ways to zap the zits after the summer holidays
Summer's over, its rays are dimming and we've broken out in spots. Here's how to prevent spots and deal with unwelcome pimples and blackheads.
Sun allergy: the A-Z of a summertime culprit
Sun allergy: the A-Z of a summertime culprit
Yippee, the holidays are here! Time to get a gleaming, bronzed glow! But we need to be wary of sun allergies. To keep our skin in tip-top condition, some summertime precautions are needed.
How to tackle dehydrated skin, the cause of tired and dull skin
Tired, dull skin? Dehydration may be the cause
Sun, Pimm’s and late lights can all cause dehydrated skin. Don’t fret – it just needs a proper drink. The trick is to get the right skincare ingredients and apply them in a specific order
How to choose the right SPF for your skin type
Your summer skin SPF made simple
England offers up so few sunny days that when they hit, we have to take extra care with our complexion. You need an SPF that works with – not against – your skin type. Here's how to choose
How can I treat liver spots ?
I'm fed up with my liver spots...
Liver spots, or age spots, prevent our skin from looking uniform. But there are plenty of ways that we can minimise their appearance and get back our youthful glow. Here's all you need to know about these unwelcome visitors.
How to hydrate dry skin by layering skincare
Layering hydratation to beat seasonal dry skin
We’re used to layering our clothes in the UK – now do the same with skincare.
How to deal with red patches on my skin
SOS sensitive skin: how to deal with red patches
All thin, sensitive skins suffer from the same problem – the appearance of unsightly red patches. Red, patchy skin can crop up all over the face and chest, making you downright miserable. But never fear, there is a solution. Here’s your sensitive skin SOS plan.
Kiss goodbye to oily skin during summer
Kiss goodbye to shiny skin!
Summer, we love you… Warm weather, floaty dresses, holidays, lazing in the sun. We unwind, we feel good and, to top it all, our skin gets a lovely sun-kissed glow. The only fly in the sunscreen is when our skin starts to shine like a Belisha beacon. So, here’s how to combat oily skin in the summer months.
Facial massage: kiss goodbye to tired-looking skin
3 massages to kiss signs of fatigue goodbye!
We all have those mornings when you wake up exhausted and the only thing you want to do is roll over and go back to sleep. Don’t fret, a facial massage can get rid of any signs of fatigue, pronto. Here are our top three.
Treatments to soothe the skin
The ultimate guide to soothing skin
Sun, pollution, temperature changes, hard water, clothes that rub… The list of skin aggressors goes on and on. Try heeding our rules to soothe skin and fix the damage caused by these irritants.
Beauty tips for difficult mornings
Seven beauty tips to wake up my skin
Long days, short nights… These will immediately show on the skin in the forms of a dull complexion, fine lines and dark circles. Here are seven beauty tips for giving your skin that fresh, wide-awake look.
Concealers : the whys and wherefores
Concealers: kiss goodbye to panda eyes!
We all have concealer in our make-up bags – it’s essential for hiding those dark circles that seem to be saying we’ve been burning the candle at both ends (and they would be right). But are you using yours in the right way? We investigate why dark circles appear, and reveal the tips you need to REALLY disguise them with concealer.
White spots on my legs: what can I do ?
What can I do about the white spots on my legs?
You noticed them during the winter but now with your springtime glow, they jump out at you. Little white spots scattered all over your legs like confetti. Well, it’s time to fight back!
Your skincare routine for dull skin
A skincare routine for dull skin
After the winter, your skin often has a grey tinge, as if the season has taken the glow from your face. What you need is a new skincare routine to awaken your complexion and leave it radiant.
Tired skin
The best beauty routine for tired skin
Stressful days? Busy nights? You need a break and your skin knows it! Treat your face to a holiday by following a new beauty routine and say goodbye to tired, dull looking skin.
Oily skin, my skincare routine
SOS oily skin: the skincare regime that kicks the slick
Dilated pores, spots, blemishes – oily skin can come with a host of problems. Zap the shine with a gentle cleansing routine to rebalance and mattify your complexion.
How to deal with rashes at the end of winter
Avoid skin rashes, even during winter
Plummeting temperatures, icy winds, wet weather, central heating... winter can wreak havoc on our skin, making it hypersensitive, itchy, dry and just plain rashy. Here are five goof-proof tips to reduce the appearance of rashes during winter.
When should I have a peeling session?
Peeling: when should I take the plunge?
Anti-wrinkle cream, moisturising serum, purifying face masks… they’re all part of your usual beauty regime, yet you’ve noticed that some blemishes and fine lines just won’t go away. Time to enter the world of peeling!
How to get lovely zit-free skin
Say NO to skin imperfections!
Zits, greasy skin, redness, brown spots, blackheads... Lovely smooth skin, free of imperfections - clearly it's possible. Cleansing, purifying, hydrating, our new beauty routine with a single purpose: to clean up!
Hydrating or nourishing: what does my skin need?
Hydrating or nourishing: what does your skin need?
To reduce signs of ageing and beat blemishes, all skin types need daily care. But what's most important: water or fat? To hydrate or nourish, that's the question.
Shinny skin
No more shiny skin!
Glowing skin is fabulous! But shiny skin is something else... Just like unsightly blemishes, it can really get you down.
Dry skin
Dry skin: the ultimate skincare routine
Roughness, dullness, tightness and cracks can all be signs of dry skin. To overcome these problems, you need a pampering routine that will feed your complexion with the oils and moisture it needs. Find out how to get a soft, supple skin below…
How to tighten dilated pores
Six ways to make pores appear smaller
Sun, pollution, lack of sleep and inadequate cleansing are all responsible for the appearance of large, blocked pores. Here are six ways to make them look smaller and get an even, flawless complexion…
Your skincare routine for dry skin
The ultimate skincare routine for dry skin
Our skin is made up of 70 per cent water, 25 per cent of which is in the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer. Unfortunately, with age, this layer can become very thin, allowing water to evaporate. The result? Dry skin.
How to get rid of my skin blemishes
Kiss goodbye to blemished skin
Lack of sleep, poor diet, hectic lifestyle, incorrect use of cosmetics – these are just some of the many culprits that can cause unsightly skin blemishes to appear. However, you can bid farewell to pimples and blackheads with our three-step plan.
My skin feels tight after showering
Does your skin feel tight after you’ve been in the shower? Here’s why:
Whether your enjoy a cool stream of water in the morning to help you wake you up or prefer languishing under hot water at the end of the day, a shower is a great way to switch off... Provided your skin doesn’t feel tight, itchy or red as soon as you’re done.
How to deal with shiny skin
How to banish shiny skin
Time to deal with our epidermis and get back our velvety, matt complexion.
What is the best beauty routine for sensitive skin?
The best beauty routine for sensitive skin
Super dry skin, red spots on your cheeks, small itchy spots and skin which has a tendency to overheat? This is the unfortunate reality of having sensitive skin. But which routine should I adopt to help restore soft, comfortable and vibrant skin?
How to get rid of liver spots on my skin
Get rid of liver spots for good!
First and foremost, pigment or liver spots aren't necessarily age-related. Younger women can get them and one thing's for sure - they dull our naturally glowing skin. The good news is there are plenty of ways to banish these unsightly patches!
The 5:2 Skin Diet, a new beauty routine
Ever tried the 5:2 Skin Diet?
It's the latest diet on the block, a skin-friendly diet designed to leave us with flawless, glowing skin. So what does it involve? And what are its benefits? Here's a closer look at the 5:2 Skin Diet!