FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) — Sun protection is among the skin care habits that can help people with the chronic skin condition psoriasis reduce some of the discomfort they may experience, such as skin itching , cracking and bleeding, an expert says. “It’s extremely important for people with psoriasis to protect their skin from excessive sun,” Dr. Stephen Stone, a professor of dermatology and director of clinical research at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. “Being exposed to the sun for too long can worsen existing psoriasis and cause new psoriasis to form.” Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches on the skin of the scalp, elbows or other parts of the body. The condition is believed to be caused by an interaction of genes, the immune system and the environment.
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UK skin care market to be worth £2.2 billion by 2017
And it is not just moisturiser and cleanser which are filling men’s British toiletry bags – as many as 23% of all men use lip balm, while 16% use facial wipes. In terms of GBO, L’Oreal retained its leading position in the UK skin care market during 2012 with a 15% value share thanks to a wide range of both premium and mass brands. Overall, the company saw sales rise by around 1% in 2012, a slightly weaker performance than the wider category. In June 2012, L’Oreal launched Revitalift Laser X3, an anti-ageing moisturiser which claims to reduce lines and wrinkles, makes skin look firmer and smoother.
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