Skin Care Tips For Summer

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We hope you’re all having a wonderful Summer! At The Italian Medical Centre we have an amazing dermatologist Dr Davide Altamura who has received advanced training in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers and published internationally recognised scientific articles on this topic. We have put together a few tips to ensure you are treating your skin as well as you can this summer.

1. Ensure you are protecting your skin

Sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and various other skin problems – as well as an increased risk of skin cancer. You can do this by using a high SPF sunscreen, seeking shade when the sun rays are strong and by wearing protective clothing when walking around in the heat.

2. Avoid smoking

Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Oxygen and nutrients help keep your skin healthy, however, smoking narrows blood vessels in the outer layers of skin decreasing the blood flow. You can always ask our GP for tips/treatments to help you stop smoking here.

3. Eat a healthy diet

A healthy diet can help you look and feel amazing. Ensure you eat fruits and vegetables daily. The vitamins and nutrients you receive from healthy food will promote healthy and younger looking skin.

4. Treat your skin well

Treat your skin gently, try not to use harsh or artificially fragranced products as they can strip valuables oils from your skin. Try to use natural organic skin care wherever possible which will minimise exposure to toxins and chemicals.

Dr Davide Altamura received advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, and his work covers the full range of acute and chronic skin conditions in patients from paediatrics through to adulthood. Through his advanced training and experience, Davide has published several internationally recognised scientific articles on these topics.

Find out more about his Dermatology services here:…/dr-davide-altamura/

Britton Loves: Homeopathy


How Homeopathy Can Work For You

The Italian Medical Centre is featured on Britton Loves

Recently, The Italian Medical Centre invited beauty and lifestyle blogger Lauren, from Britton Loves, to experience our holistic integrated medical services. Lauren, who has a keen interest in healthy living, positivity and skincare, chose a 90 minute homeopathy session with Dr Federica Boecklin, to discuss how the complementary therapy could help with acne.

Homeopathy is a therapy that delves into many areas of your own lifestyle, such as your emotions and relationships, to understand a connection between how these factors can affect your health and in Lauren’s case, her skin.

Lauren highlights her experience as eye-opening in the way that connections could be drawn between her feelings and health, and understanding that discussing these factors is just as important as receiving medication for particular ailments, as many other forms of medicine usually involve.

“It was good to clear up and understand more about how health issues can be triggered by non-medical factors and that balance in life is key, and I do feel that after coming out of the session afterwards I felt a lot more understood and had been shown a variety of options and triggers for my health, before leaving with a prescription tailored to what my body or 5 levels need; Dr Frederica practises the method where several tablets or powders are prescribed to cure individual ailments and feelings, whilst others as I said previously try to find one tablet that can cover across the board which can sometimes be a lower dose or effect as you’re trying to fix several issues with one magic tablet.”