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Skin
November 22, 2019

The best home remedies for sunburn

Summertime means lots of time outdoors, good for your health, not so good for your skin. Be sure to take precaution this summer.
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 22, 2018

10 ways to use baking soda as a remedy

You probably use baking soda at home for cleaning and baking. Good news: it has health perks too! Cool down heartburn Heartburn is that painful burning sensation in the upper part of your stomach that can spread up into your throat. It starts when acid rises into your oesophagus (the tube that connects your stomach to your mouth). This can happen if you eat too much, feel stressed or eat spicy foods. Baking soda can help treat heartburn by neutralising stomach acid. - Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of cold water and sip slowly. - Keep…
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Skin
November 13, 2017

Painful blisters – is it sunburn or shingles?

It sounds so innocent, but people who’ve suffered from shingles say it can be incredibly painful. And with almost 90% of people at risk, be prepared if it ever comes your way! Shingles can easily be mistaken for sunburn. But it’s a lot more painful than that. Here's how you know if the rash could be shingles: How it is caused The condition is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, and it usually attacks people with weak immune systems from injury, stress, illness, certain medication or other reasons. Shingles usually appear in a band, a strip, or a small area on…
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Skin
November 9, 2015

Summertime: Safe fun in the sun

Say it with us, guys – it’s summertime! The icy mornings and grey skies are leaving us and now it’s time for fun in the sun! The beach – what a fantastic place! While you’re cooling off in the sea and relaxing on the sand, remember to protect your skin and keep that bottle of sunscreen close by. The skinny on skin cancer Did you know that South Africa has the 2nd highest incidence of skin cancer in the world? All the more reason to keep yourself safe. There’re 3 common types of skin cancer that you need to know…
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