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Skin
September 26, 2014

What makes your skin itch?

Are you constantly attacking your skin with your nails, trying to relieve that irritating itch that will simply not go away? There are many different causes for itchy skin; let’s take a look at some of the possible culprits. (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 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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SkinStress
May 26, 2014

This is how stress affects your skin!

A little bit of stress keeps you on your toes, and actually helps keep you motivated. But when stress gets too much, and is persistent, it starts messing with your sleep patterns, metabolism and general health – and it also starts showing on your skin. Yikes! (more…)
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Skin
January 15, 2014

Non-melanoma skin cancers

January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and even though there’s plenty of information available about melanoma (the most dangerous type of skin cancer) and sun protection, we don’t hear much about non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide, and NMSC accounts for around 97% of all skin cancers!! (more…)
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Skin
January 15, 2014

Pack sunscreen for school

Young children are very sensitive to sunburn, which is why it’s important to use sun hats and apply sunscreen. Make sure that you put sunscreen and instructions for its use in your child’s bag for day-care, school or crèche, in addition to talking about it with the teacher. (more…)
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Skin
December 5, 2013

Help, my baby has sunburn!

If your baby is under the age of 6 months they shouldn't be exposed to direct sunlight. If they are older than 6 months it's vital that you keep them protected from the sun - make sure they wear a high SPF sunblock specially formulated for delicate skin, and cover their skin with protective clothing. Babies and infants have incredibly sensitive skin, and sunburn easily, so take care. (more…)
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