WITH temperatures soaring across Britain, there may be more than a few red-faces - and sunburns. From how to get rid of sunburn, to treating the itch and the pain, to how long it takes to heal, we've got the lowdown you need to know. How do you get rid of sunburn? Prevention is the best protection, so always apply an in-date sunscreen with an appropriate SPF when you're in the sun, staying indoors between peak hours. Damage to the skin caused by UV rays and greatly increases your risk of skin cancer. Failing that, there are a number of ways to treat and get rid of sunburn. First, cool the skin by applying a cool wet facecloth to your skin or running cool - but not ice cold - water over the skin. Once your skin is cool, you can then apply a soothing Aloe Vera gel to rehydrate the skin and boost skin renewal, or put on after sun cream to cool the burn. Applying alternative methods such as natural yoghurt or Vitamin E cream - an antioxidant which helps decrease inflammation - can also … [Read more...] about How to get rid of sunburn, how to treat the pain and itch and how long does it take to heal?
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FOR Brits soaring temperatures and sunny days tend to mean one thing - sunburn. After the mercury soared over the bank holiday weekend there might a few of us regretting our time in the sun. Here's how to treat the burn... When temperatures rise many of us Brits tend to overdo it, sporting a bright red glow the morning after a day in the sun. Sunburn is damage to the skin caused by UV rays and greatly increases your risk of skin cancer. Your skin will become red, inflamed, sore and hot to touch. In extreme cases it might blister and peel, which can be extremely painful. You should be taking all possible precautions not to get burnt, but if you do there are a few things you can do to ease the pain.1. After sun There are plenty of after sun lotions you can buy in your local pharmacy or supermarket. They are all specifically designed to ease the burning and also help repair the damaged skin. Pick one with aloe vera in it as the plant extract is known to help soothe burns. Though these … [Read more...] about How to get rid of sunburn – the best treatments from yoghurt to teabags revealed
“On Friday, my constituent Zac Olumegbon was murdered in a planned attack close to his school. He was just 15, and I know that the thoughts of the entire House will be with his family at this very difficult time. He was the 13th teenager to lose a life needlessly in our capital city. Can the Prime Minister tell me, the rest of the House and the country what his government is doing, and will be doing, to stop this happening in our communities?” That was the first question I ever asked at Prime Minister’s Questions, then with David Cameron, shortly after being elected in May 2010. Zac was stabbed to death in front of Park Campus School in our borough of Lambeth in July 2010. Only the day before, he had spoken at a “Youth Against Violence” conference and was trying to turn his own life around, having got involved with the wrong people at a young age. He was associated with TN1 (“Trust No One”) – often referred to as a … [Read more...] about If we really want to tackle youth violence on the streets of London, we can start by getting rid of the term ‘gang’
IF you're one of the lucky ones, you'll have waved goodbye to the days of zits and blemishes in your teenage years.Or if you're really jammy, you'll have breezed through those with barely a blemish.But for many women, acne in later life is becoming an increasing concern.Earlier this year the rise of adult acne was likened to an 'epidemic' by one dermatologist.In 2015 a study of 92 private dermatology clinics found a 200 per cent rise in the number of adults seeking specialist treatment for acne.What's worse, women are five times more likely than men to be affected by adult acne, with a number of factors including fluctuating pregnancy hormones, the menstrual cycle and changing methods of contraception (the pill, coil or patches) triggering outbreaks.Even celebrities have suffered - Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham to name just a few.But there are things we can do about it. Here are seven ways to tackle those stubborn … [Read more...] about How can I get rid of adult acne? Here are seven of the best treatments to banish blemishes
So your cold's long gone, but have you now been left with a lingering cough that is keeping everyone awake and annoying colleagues? New US research shows the average time for a cough to last after a virus is an exhausting 18 days - with many coughs sticking around even longer. GPs admitted they have been inundated over the winter with patients complaining that they just can't shift their persistent coughs, so what can you do? "Coughing actually has an important purpose," explains Professor Ron Eccles, director of the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University. "It's your body's way of keeping unwanted stuff from getting into your lungs. But unfortunately, post-virus, this irritating symptom can really linger. "The majority of viral coughs are safe to treat at home, but you may need your GP's help to shift it if it develops into a secondary chest infection." However, some persistent coughs aren't viral at all. "Anything still bashing away after three weeks needs investigating," says … [Read more...] about What’s causing that cough? Top causes and how to get rid of persistent and dry coughs