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Skin Care

Skin
October 7, 2019

Do moisturisers really work?

The basic function of moisturisers is to help treat your skin when it's dry and prevent it from drying out again.
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Child HealthParenting
May 13, 2019

How to treat the yellow rash on your baby’s scalp

Are there flaky or scaly patches on your baby’s head? While dandruff may be somewhat rare in babies, cradle cap isn’t. Here is how you can treat it.
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Skin
January 23, 2019

Can you use regular face cream for your eyes?

The first signs of ageing usually show up around the eye area. This is because the skin around the eyes is a little different from the rest of the face. It’s much more delicate and fragile. This begs the question: is the skin on your face and eye area different enough to merit using two separate moisturising products? All about face cream While the skin constantly needs protection and moisture, everyone’s skin is different. Your skin also changes over time. To know what will work for you, you first need to understand your skin type and your face’s skin zones.…
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Foot Care
January 23, 2019

What to do about warts under your feet

Plantar warts are small growths that appear mainly on your heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. The pressure on these warts can cause them to grow inward, creating a clump of hard, thick skin (mosaic warts). Warts can also appear on the hands, and these are called palmer warts. Plantar warts are common, particularly in children. Most people will have a wart at some point in their lifetime. Some corns and calluses are mistaken for plantar warts. In some warts, little black dots appear. These are called “seed” warts. The black dots are small blood vessels that have…
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Skin
January 5, 2018

Why do I have dark rings under my eyes?

Eek! You have a date tonight and there are dark circles under your eyes… again. You’ve tried sleeping for eight hours every night, but this doesn’t seem to make any difference. What now? A lot of people suffer from these dark rings. The dark rings are basically just the blood vessels underneath the eyes that are visible through the skin. The skin around the eyes are naturally very thin, so depending on hydration, blood flow and the colour and thickness of the skin, these dark rings may be more or less visible. Lack sleep and too much alcohol are the…
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Skin
November 13, 2017

Keep your skin tone even this summer

You’re ready for lazy days at the beach, hikes with the gang and all the fun in the sun you can stand. Spare a thought for your skin, though. Don’t let the sun leave you with nasty side-effects. Skin colour and tone Your skin colour comes from a substance called melanin. People with more melanin than others have darker skin. Pale skin has less melanin. It’s interesting to note that we all have the same number of cells that manufacture melanin, but how much your body makes depends on genetics. The sun has an effect on melanin. When you’re out…
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Skin
October 27, 2017

What you need to know about treating cellulite

You don’t have to be overweight to have cellulite, and it happens to men too, which makes it the bane of most people’s existence! But what causes the dreaded ‘orange peel’ effect, and is there a way to fix it? Let’s start at the beginning. Basically, cellulite is fat.  Everyone has fat cells under their skin, and cellulite occurs as these fat cells swell and the surrounding fibrous tissue changes in texture. This causes a pulling effect and gives the skin a dimpled look.  Dr. Albert Viljoen from Hello Doctor recommends pinching the skin around your upper thigh to check if…
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Skin
August 28, 2017

Collagen: the natural way to youthful skin

Collagen is a complex protein, in charge of giving strength and flexibility to the skin, joints, nails, and hair. It acts as a glue substance that holds your body together. Your body produces collagen all by itself, thanks to taking in foods that are rich in gelatin. Gelatin comes from collagen, is largely made of amino acid and proline, and can be found in bones, fibrous tissues and animal organs. As we age though, the body starts to produce less collagen, which leads to wrinkles, saggy skin and weakened joint cartilage. By the age of 60 a decline of collagen…
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