All you need to know about Sunscreens from Selene Daly


Dermatology Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speak with Pat Kenny on sunscreens, cold sores, hyaluronic acid and scars Selene explains what kind of sunscreens to buy, how often to apply it and the limits the protection sunscreen offers   Remember: No sunscreen can provide 100% sun protection We want everyone in Ireland to learn to Protect & Inspect their skin! Download...

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Influencing sun protection behaviour: lessons from Australia


The National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026, published last year recommends that the Department of Health to “the develop a national skin cancer prevention plan and oversee its implementation as a priority The plan will prioritise children, outdoor workers, sunbed users and those who pursue outdoor leisure activities” With Ireland facing increased incidence of skin cancers year on year and...

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Over 200 attend #Ask How I Feel psoriasis information evening


On the 3 May the #AskHowIFeel Psoriasis Awareness public information evening was held in The Alex hotel in Dublin The campaign was created by Novartis and supported by the Irish Skin Foundation The objective of this information evening was to offer people and their families who live with psoriasis, some practical steps they can take to ensure they are supported emotionally on their own...

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Free Euromelanoma Skin Cancer Screening in Cork, 19 May


Are you worried about skin cancer  If you are 18 years of age or over, you can have a free skin cancer screening at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital on Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 am, 19 May next as part of the this year’s Euromalanoma awareness campaign This screening clinic has been arranged by the local dermatology services in Cork as part of Euromelanoma, a...

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ISF publishes revised and expanded Psoriasis support booklet


With up to 100,000 people in Ireland affected by psoriasis, and up to 20,000 of these living with a severe form of the common skin disorder, the Irish skin foundation has updated our “What you need to know about psoriasis” support booklet The new edition provides revised information on understanding, managing and living with psoriasis Updated sections include, what psoriasis is, the...

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Thank you to ISF Helpline Sponsors


Each year the ISF Helpline assists hundreds of people with all forms of skin conditions and disorders Even though at least 30% of the population is affected by a skin disorder, access to the appropriate information, expertise and treatment is not widely available  Everyone with a skin conditions deserves to live as full life a life as possible, free from symptoms and discomfort The ISF...

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Selene Daly interview: Seborrheic Dermatitis & Cradle Cap


Listen back to Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speaking with Pat Kenny about Seborrheic Dermatitis Selene also deals with listeners' questions on a range of other tics including cradle cap, acne, eczema and psoriasis If you have questions about your managing seborrheic dermatitis or any other skin condition, contact the ISF Helpline for one-to-one information and...

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DIT students organise “Skin & Kiss” Beauty Masterclass


An event called  ‘Skin and Kiss’ was held as a fundraiser for the ISF on 15 March in the Russell Court Hotel The event was organised by 5 students from DIT, Darcy Byrne, Darienne Anandappa, Ailbhe Finnegan, Ellen McQuaid and Yasmin McEvoy The students' main aim and objective of the event  was to create more awareness of skin types, sun protection, sunbeds, skin cancer, common...

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This Year, We brought the ISF Dermatology Study Day to Galway!


On Saturday March 10th we hosted our third annual Dermatology study day in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill The programme was aimed at health care professionals with an interest in dermatology and was very well received by delegates who travelled from Connaught, Munster and Leinster The attending delegates came from all branches of nursing, pharmacy and general practice The objective of the...

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New Ross TY students say “UV Been Warned” in school cancer campaign


Transition Year class' Young Social Innovators campaign We are a group of Transition Years from Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, New Ross, Wexford Our Young Social Innovators project is called “UV Been Warned” We chose this name because our project is all about raising awareness on the dangers of skin cancer and how to be sun safe Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in...

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