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June 20, 2017

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that typically affects your face, causing redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. In some cases, it can also affect your neck, chest, scalp, and eyes. Rosacea usually begins after the age of 30, and is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy. The condition itself isn’t harmful, but if it isn’t treated, it can lead to permanent skin damage and loss of vision. Symptoms A flushed, red face Papules and pustules (pimples with yellow heads) on the red areas Visibly broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin…
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Skin
May 5, 2017

Why do I have cellulite?

Every woman dreads the orange-peel monster. The appearance of dimpled skin on your thighs, buttocks and hips is what we call… cellulite. It’s the appearance of fat under your skin that pushes through the connective tissues, making it look lumpy and uneven. Anyone can have cellulite, irrespective of shape and size, even supermodels! When dimples are not so cute… The dimples in the flesh are caused by the layer of fat underneath your skin that’s squeezed between connective tissues from the muscle to the skin. This is relatively normal and no surgical procedures are needed as the appearance can be…
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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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