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“Living with a skin condition can be tough, but it doesn’t define who you are”- QV kindness survey results

As part of our A Hand to Hold campaign, we recently asked people to take part in our kindness survey so we could gauge how participants feel others react to their skin condition. We received almost 700 responses, and sadly, 34% of those feel that people are not kind and supportive, with one participant stating: “People don’t realise how much it gets me down and how sore it can be.”

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How to support people with a skin condition

recent survey carried out by QV Skincare revealed that 32% of people with a skin condition said that it had a negative impact on their personal relationships. 10% said that their skin made then feel very isolated.1 This is why we want to give those who don’t suffer with skin conditions some tips and advice for supporting a loved one or friend who are affected.

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Our cleansers vs soap or bubble bath

For those with dry skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, getting the products to wash or bathe with needs to be more considered. Eczema-prone skin loses water and natural oils more easily than healthy skin this is often worsened by the ingredients in soaps and bubble bath. Here we discuss the differences between emollient rich products like QV and standard cleansers.

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Allergy Awareness Week 2019

Did you know it’s Allergy Awareness Week from 29th April to 3rd May 2019? The week aims to raise awareness of the allergens around us.

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A guide to help manage your eczema over the Easter

Having a skin condition such as eczema can be isolating at times. The Easter holidays will mean more social interactions, family gatherings and barbeques. Here are our top tips for helping to manage[DD2] your eczema during these times of increased social interaction.

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Spring Time and Sensitive Skin

The spring months are officially here! As the temperatures slowly begin to rise and we start to say goodbye to the cold winter days, our skin can often react to the change in weather - especially for those who have a skin condition.

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Is your skin condition worse by season?

Skin is the body’s largest organ and during the winter months it has to contend with the wind, the cold and frequent temperature changes between heated homes and the cold outdoors. It is at this time of the year our skin can need additional support. Here are our top tips for maintaining healthy skin in the winter.

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Healthcare Science Week: A history of QV Skincare

Did you know that our parent company Ego Pharmaceuticals focuses on science and innovation to develop our products? We value our products behind the ethos ‘The Science of Healthy Skin’, and as Healthcare Science Week is approaching - an opportunity to recognise the work of our incredible healthcare science professionals - we wanted to celebrate our iconic QV brand.

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Why use a specialist cleanser?

Keeping your skin clean and healthy is vitally important after all the skin is the largest organ in the human body. As well as performing a number of functions that are vital to health, such as temperature regulation and insulation, skin plays a key role in preventing water loss and protecting us against external aggressors that cause disease. Keeping it healthy is important.

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Jo's Story

We’d like you to meet Jo Scott. As part of our A Hand to Hold campaign, we have been speaking to people who cope with a sensitive skin condition on a daily basis.

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World Psoriasis Day

Monday, 29th October marks World Psoriasis Day; an occasion which aims to raise awareness of a condition which affects an estimated 125 million people worldwide.[1] This includes 1.8 million people in the UK.[2]

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Eczema is more than skin deep.

Here at QV, we understand that sensitive skin conditions can have a devastating impact on mental health, with more than 30% of surveyed people with atopic dermatitis saying they have been diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety, according to the National Eczema Association.[1]

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