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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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How to handle the stigma of Ichthyosis

“What’s wrong with your child?” A question that no parent should ever have to hear, but sadly for parents of children with Ichthyosis, rude and hurtful comments are not that uncommon.

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“The only scratchy girl in the world”, or the story of how a unique eczema support group started.

“Poor darling, with your bandages on your arms; have you hurt yourself?” This question used to be my daughter’s usual greeting at soft plays parties, when her birthday dress would let her eczema garments show. We quickly became used to it and learnt to provide a brief explanation about Gaelle’s skin condition, atopic dermatitis also known as eczema.

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Guest blog: Eczema Outreach Support

A parent's guide to managing childhood eczema Throughout our ‘A Hand to Hold’ campaign, we’ll be sharing specialist information and advice to help you cope with the emotional and physical impact of living with a sensitive skin condition. This month, the focus is on eczema and we’ve been talking to support charity, Eczema Outreach Support, to find out what parents can do to help manage their child’s eczema. Read on as founder, Magali Redding, reveals her top tips. Blog article by Magali Redding, Founder of Eczema Outreach Support

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REACH OUT YOUR HAND WITH QV SKINCARE

To help educate people on the emotional and physical impact of living with a skin condition, QV Skincare is asking people to reach out their hand in support, as a part of its ‘A Hand to Hold’ campaign.

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Top tips for skin this winter

As we get further into winter, we layer our clothes and turn up the heating full blast, it can often mean that our skin suffers from the temperature changes. Especially as the warm conditions inside can often be the polar opposite of those outside! Here’s our top tips for helping to protect skin this winter…

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

QV reflects on body confidence survey... Winter can be hard on your skin, with months of cold weather and central heating sapping it of moisture. Many of us will have dry skin as a result, but for those who suffer from a skin condition, the physical and emotional impact can really take its toll.

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