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July 17, 2015

Will my pimples ever go away?

Acne, spots, pimples and blemishes can really ruin your self-esteem. For people with really bad skin, pimples and acne are a massive deal. The truth is, when you have a severe problem, few products actually work. When they don’t, the first thought that comes to mind is: “Will my pimples ever go away?” (more…)
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Skin
February 20, 2015

Where’d this ring on my arm come from?

“A ring is round and never ends, that’s how long we’ll stay friends,” unless it’s ringworm. Despite the name and what you might think you know about ringworm – it’s not actually a worm that finds its way into your skin! (more…)
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Skin
January 28, 2015

What do you know about shingles?

Patients describe the pain of shingles as severe and excruciating, and as a burning sensation. Once it begins, the pain can significantly impact both your health and your quality of life. What causes shingles, and who gets it? (more…)
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Skin
December 3, 2014

Sunblock vs. sunscreen

Is there a difference between sunblock and sunscreen, and, if there is, which one is best for my family? There are so many choices when it comes to sun protection – lotions, creams, all with different sun protection factors (SPF) – here’s a breakdown to help you make the best choice for your family: Sunscreen Sunscreen contains chemicals that absorb UV radiation and reduce the amount that reaches your skin. Many of the chemicals used for SPF such as avobenzone, avobenzene, oxymethylcinnemate can cause skin irritation or even irritate the eyes. Look out for Parsol 1789 in many of today’s…
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Skin
November 15, 2014

8 Skin-tingling facts

From acne and age spots to stretch marks and everything else in between, our skin has it all. It is the largest organ in the body, so there's obviously a lot to say about it, and we’re just scratching the surface with these 10 skin-tingling facts! (more…)
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Skin
September 7, 2014

What’s the deal with pH balance?

You see it on the labels of everything from moisturisers to hand-cleaners: pH balanced. But what does it mean, and is it the same for everyone? (more…)
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Skin
September 6, 2014

What is albinism?

Did you know that September is World Albanism Awareness month? It’s the right time to put out some facts about this little-understood condition. (more…)
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Skin
September 5, 2014

Common acne triggers

Oh no, it’s breakout season again! What’s causing all these pimples, and why is it happening to me? Almost everyone has to deal with acne and/or pimples at one stage or another, and they’re usually triggered by something specific. During your teen years it’s usually due to puberty, but if you crossed that bridge years ago then it’s most likely triggered by something else. (more…)
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Skin
August 15, 2014

What’s the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

Although they may have similarities, these 2 common skin conditions are actually very different - so what is that itch? (more…)
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