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Summer skincare tips – How to prevent sun damage and premature ageing

It’s summertime. Hurray! The weather is warm. The days are long. It’s time to throw off those long coats, put on your shorts and enjoy that sunshine. Sun exposure is a natural feature of daily life during the summer months and essential for maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D. You do however need to be careful that you do not expose your skin to too much sun. Apart from the increased risk of various types of skin cancer, excessive sun exposure will prematurely age your skin. So what can you do to prevent the...

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It was the first of Spring and a lovely day for meeting one of Streatham’s up and coming superstars. Streatham has both a historical and contemporary forte for attracting quality musical and literary personalities across the spectrum from Dr Johnson to Dave the Rapper and I’m pleased to report the current zeitgeist does not disappoint. In a quiet, lush and surprisingly large garden in south Streatham, I had the privilege of interviewing Elizabeth S Moore (or “Lizzie” as she introduced herself) for this piece and meeting her husband and her son. Her first book, “The Man on the Middle Floor...

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