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Skin
April 13, 2016

Don’t go lighter – go brighter!

The skin lightening debate never goes away – should you do it, will it harm you, does it even work? Let’s draw a line under that conversation once and for all: brightening beats lightening any day. (more…)
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Skin
April 11, 2016

I’ve got a RASH!

Bumpy, lumpy, scaly, red or itchy – a skin rash is hard to hide and hard to live with! There’s a reason that a rash is hard to ignore: it’s your skin telling you that something is wrong. (more…)
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Skin
April 6, 2016

The truth about warts

Warts is a very common skin condition. Although everyone has got their own idea as to what causes them and how to get rid of them, these are the facts. (more…)
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Skin
February 23, 2016

Yes, dry skin can get acne!

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com If you think about acne, you probably think: oily skin. Think again. People with dry skin can also suffer from acne break-outs. Here’s what you probably don’t know about dry-skin acne. (more…)
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Skin
January 20, 2016

Want to know more about skin lightening?

You are not alone if you’re troubled by areas of darkly pigmented skin! Many people are… with scars left behind from acne, or just the effects of ageing or sun exposure over the years. While you may be tempted to buy the first over-the-counter or on-line skin lightening product you can lay your hands on, don’t! With skin lightening, it’s critical to let a Dermatologist (skin specialist) take a look. (more…)
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Skin
January 14, 2016

What Is Psoriasis?

Do you have dandruff that never goes away? Or a chronic fungal nail infection? It may actually be Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a long-term skin disease, which can also affect certain joints, fingernails and toenails. (more…)
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Skin
November 12, 2015

Removing a mole, the safe way

“There’s a mole on my face and I need to get rid it now.” As normal as moles and skin tags are, many don’t like the look of them and wish they would just disappear. And, with the oncoming summer sun, moles put you at greater risk of skin cancer. So how do you go about removing it? Well, for starters, you go to your doctor. It’s not unusual for people to want to remove a mole on their own, and there are plenty of videos and articles online that show you how. But it comes with risks – real…
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Skin
November 9, 2015

Summertime: Safe fun in the sun

Say it with us, guys – it’s summertime! The icy mornings and grey skies are leaving us and now it’s time for fun in the sun! The beach – what a fantastic place! While you’re cooling off in the sea and relaxing on the sand, remember to protect your skin and keep that bottle of sunscreen close by. The skinny on skin cancer Did you know that South Africa has the 2nd highest incidence of skin cancer in the world? All the more reason to keep yourself safe. There’re 3 common types of skin cancer that you need to know…
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Skin
September 8, 2015

Are you shaving properly?

We all have different skin types: sensitive, oily, dry or a combination of these. Each type reacts differently to shaving. Here are some guidelines to keep those rashes, outbreaks and ingrown hairs at bay. Do you actually know what type of skin you have? If you're unsure, consider paying a visit to a skin specialist, or simply a beauty therapist. Once you know, follow these tips for a smooth shave: (more…)
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Skin
August 25, 2015

Oh no, I have dandruff!

Too scared to wear anything dark because you battle with dandruff? It’s painless and it won’t kill you, but dandruff is an embarrassing bother. What Is Dandruff? Those annoying skin flakes are caused by a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It’s an inflammatory skin disorder that affects the scalp, causing white or yellow dandruff flakes to rub off a person's head easily. If you have dandruff, you might find that your scalp feels crusty or raw in the areas where seborrhea is getting worse, and it can also cause your scalp to itch. This condition may cause hair loss if it…
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