Hydroquinone: The facts

What is hydroquinone? Hydroquinone is a skin lightening agent, usually used in preparations to help treat areas of skin with “hyperpigmentation” (dark patches), such as in melasma. This is a skin condition in which areas of brown or greyish patches appear, mainly on areas of the face exposed to the sun, such as the cheeks,…

Vitamin jabs: what’s all the hype about?

You may have seen headlines recently talking about intravenous vitamins therapy and how it has become a wellness trend that’s often shared in social media. This involves receiving a vitamin or a combination of vitamins and minerals through an intravenous drip. The infusion can last from 15 minutes to few hours and prices can set…

Is it OK not to wear sunscreen to get more vitamin D?

Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin, as it is mainly made under the skin when is exposed to sunlight during the summer months. Only a small proportion of vitamin D -less than 10%- comes from food, such as fish and eggs. A healthy and balanced diet alone is not enough to obtain…