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Skin
May 2, 2017

The right treatment for blackheads

If you’ve ever had acne, you’re no stranger to blackheads and whiteheads. These tiny yet terrifying skin symptoms are common and unwelcome guests. Blackheads Blackheads develop when sebum and debris collect and clog up the pores in your skin. Sebum contains a dark pigment called melanin, which oxidises and turns black when exposed to air. This is why blackheads have a dark appearance. Blackheads are easy to spot. They look like little slightly raised black dots on the surface of your skin. Blackheads are often found on your nose, shoulders and back, but can also lurk on other areas of…
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Skin
March 18, 2017

How to fix ingrown hairs

You shave regularly to keep those pesky hairs at bay, but now your skin has little dark bumps. Could it be ingrown hairs? Ingrown bugbears are hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin, instead of rising above it. Sometimes, your dead skin can clog up your hair follicles. When this happens, it forces the hair inside to grow sideways under your skin, rather than upward and outward like it should. An ingrown hair irritates your skin and may produce a raised bump (or a group of bumps) that looks like a pimple. Sometimes an ingrown hair…
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Skin
August 5, 2016

Adult acne – what could be causing your skin woes?

When we’re in our teens, we almost expect to get pimples or suffer from acne, and most of us did at some stage. Once we reach our twenties and thirties however, we also expect our skin woes to be over. For an increasing number of men and women though, acne remains a problem well into adulthood, and can even become an issue for people who never suffered from it in their teenage years. (more…)
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Skin
July 16, 2016

3 Top tips for glowing skin

There are very few people who have naturally flawless skin. If that wasn’t the case, there’d be a lot more beauty models, and a lot less money spent on lotions and potions that promise to keep us looking our youthful best. Alas, most of us deal with skin complaints at each stage of our lives; from acne and breakouts to wrinkles, pigmentation and more. There’s light at the end of your skin-woe tunnel though; and you’ll be glad to know these fixes don’t cost you an arm and a leg. (more…)
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Skin
July 3, 2016

What do your nails say about you?

No, we’re not talking about the latest manicure trends – your nails (without any cutex) actually give us many clues about your health-status. Just by looking at them, a well trained eye can pick up potential problems! Before you panic when you see this list, it’s important to note that we don’t only use the nails to diagnose, but your nails can give doctors a good sense of what to expect. (more…)
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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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