Once upon a time a short while ago, I wasn’t a fan of peptides in skincare products. The pharmacist
in me was sceptical that the evidence for the effectiveness was slightly lacking. More importantly,
the lack of evidence surrounding possible side effects had me downright worried.
A chemical that can alter intracellular messaging and hormones sounds a bit daunting. What would
happen if a chemical that stimulates the growth of cells was applied to a cancerous lesion on the
Keeping bacteria happy and in natural harmony is critical for the health of the skin and treating acne. If any of these 500 strains of bacteria are disrupted, then the skin becomes more alkaline and an overgrowth of one of the previously good strains of bacteria becomes a problem. Other bacteria and fungi that don’t normally live on the skin are also given an opportunity to colonise – these are the Bad Bacteria!
Omeprazole belongs to a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The main action of PPIs is a pronounced and long-lasting reduction of gastric (stomach) acid production. They are the most potent inhibitors of acid secretion available. The maximum effectiveness of omeprazole occurs around two hours after administration, lasting for up to three days. However, stomach pain from certain conditions may not ease for several days. If symptoms persist, a doctor should be consulted.