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SUNBURN: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY GET BURNT

The primary advice from the British Skin Foundation is to avoid sunburn in the first place. However, accidents can happen, so with this in mind, Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, Dr Anjali Mahto shares some simple advice on how to reduce pain from sunburn and limit further damage. Act quickly and get out of the sun Cover up the affected areas and stay in the shade until your sunburn has healed.  Wear loose cotton clothing that allows your skin to “breathe” over the sunburnt areas. Take over the counter pain relief Analgesia or painkillers can help relieve the pain and reduce inflammation caused by sunburn.  Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen are ideal and should be continued for a period of at least 48 hours if there are no contraindications.  Paracetamol will help with pain but has little effect on inflammation. Cool the skin Apply a cool compress to the skin e.g. a towel dampened with cool water for 15 minutes, or take a cool bath or shower.  Aim to keep the temperature just …

Craft Book Review THE KNITTED NURSERY COLLECTION

ISBN 978-1-78221-317-8 RRP £9.99   Author Jem Weston Published by Search Press, Jan 2016 Content 14 knitting projects which include toys, accessories and decorations for babies and nursery room environments Introduction The author, Jem Weston is a freelance designer and a Workshop Tutor for Rowan Yarns. Weston lives in Nottingham UK and in the book’s introduction she reveals that her affection for knitting started at a young age. She says it developed during her time at university and that she was often inspired by traditional crafts in her Fine Art studies Range of information The pattern information is presented over anything from 2 pages up to 8 pages depending on the range of detail and complexity involved in the making, this includes photographic imagery, stitch diagrams (charts), materials required and the patterns.  A page of Abbreviations at the rear as well as a thank you from the author to the people involved in ‘bringing the book to life’. There are no step-by-step images of the items in various stages of being made 9/10 Quality of …

a few favourites of 2015 (in pictures)

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Review of Moisturising Baby Cream (100% Natural) by Mary Jean Limited

When it comes to skin care there is information and research out there to do with the chemical risks surrounding many, common, health and beauty products on the market. Health experts may well be the first to suggest avoidance, yet it is extremely difficult to actively avoid synthetic chemicals. Labeling will verify, but it can be a laborious procedure to check out due to the complexity of the scientific language used. The baby range under review, as with all other skincare items produced by Scottish based company, Mary Jean, is handmade in small batches to influence freshness in quality. We were interested in knowing more of the formulas used for their baby range specifically. We wanted to know if the Moisturising Baby Cream, which is 100% natural, could be used as a barrier on the skin for instance.  We were told that the beeswax and *allantoin present, does act as a barrier, and is a chemical free alternative to *zinc oxide for the protection of delicate young skin from nappy rash. We can verify that …