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sunscreen

Skin
June 17, 2019

Why homemade sunscreen is a no-go

It may sound like a quick and cheap fix, but homemade sunscreen could harm your skin.
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 13, 2019

Why are your lips dry?

We all have dry, chapped lips sometimes. But if you have them often and to the point where they are painful and bleeding, there may be a medical reason why. Finding out why your lips are dry and painful can help you choose the right treatment.
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Skin
November 30, 2016

Did you wear sunblock today?

What is SPF? SPF stands for “sun protection factor”. It is a marker of how well a product will protect your skin from the sun. This factor, which can range anywhere from 10 to 50, measures the sunscreen’s ability to protect against UVB rays only. UVB rays are the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn, skin damage and contribute to skin cancer. The SPF number does not indicate the amount of UVA protection a sunscreen offers. UVA rays are the ultraviolet rays that penetrate deep into the dermis. However, there are broad-spectrum sunscreens that contain ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium…
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Healthy Lifestyle
November 14, 2016

How to avoid and treat sunstroke

Summer is here. And, so are long, sun-baked days at the beach. Planning to catch a tan? It may seem like a good idea, but soaking up too much sun can be really dangerous and may even increase your risk for sunstroke. (more…)
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 17, 2016

7 toxic everyday habits

We do so many things each day that are dangerous to our well-being – some we aren’t even aware of. Are you guilty of one or more of these health-sabotaging habits? (more…)
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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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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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