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  • This is me: Leleti Khumalo

    Dermatology

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    Going without make-up is a bold move for any actress. But for Leleti Khumalo, who has vitiligo, it is life-affirming. “I realise they react that way because they don’t understand

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  • Is your skin covered?

    Cancer

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    You may think you’ve got things covered – but skin protection is about more than just slapping on a bit of sunscreen.  Don’t turn the page, we’re talking to you.

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  • Getting under your skin

    Magazine

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    There’s more to your skin than meets the eye. We go beneath the surface. As your body’s first line of defence, your skin protects your overall health. “The skin is

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  • The meaning of melanin

    Magazine

    Posted on 11 April 2019

    Melanin is the pigment that affects the colour of your skin, eyes and hair. But there is a lot more to melanin than that – it also has a protective

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  • Reddening skin: sunburn or rosacea?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 9 May 2017

    Rosacea is a facial skin condition that looks like a furious blush or bad sunburn. A Mediclinic dermatologist explains the causes and treatments.

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  • Oh no, acne! Here’s how to deal with it

    Dermatology

    Posted on 12 July 2016

    Acne is a common and usually treatable skin condition that affects most people at some stage of life. Dermatologist Dr Dilshaad Asmal of Mediclinic Cape Town shares her advice for dealing with acne – and debunks some myths.

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  • No hair, don’t care… or should you?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 30 June 2016

    Our hair is such a big part of who we are that when it starts falling out, for some it can be a catastrophe. Dr Willie Visser, a dermatologist at Mediclinic Milnerton and head of dermatology at the University of Stellenbosch, says there’s hope for treating baldness if you start early enough.

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  • Skin care during winter

    Dermatology

    Posted on 27 June 2016

    A common misconception is that sun protection should only be used in summer. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancers and anyone exposed to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays is at risk – even in winter.

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  • How to treat a scar

    Dermatology

    Posted on 7 March 2016

    Pretty much everybody has a scar somewhere on their body – and while some scars can be ugly, they can all be treated. ‘The skin is a fascinating organ with incredible ability to heal,’ says Dr Sian Hartshorne, a dermatologist at Mediclinic Plettenberg Bay. ‘Even scars can, over years, slowly improve until they almost disappear and become forgotten.’

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  • Soothe that sunburn

    Dermatology

    Posted on 14 January 2016

    Sunburn usually takes us by surprise. Somewhere between swimming and spending the day outdoors we realise that our sun-blushed skin is turning a scary shade of red and we are filled with stinging regret.

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  • Is that a rash, or is it psoriasis?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 15 October 2015

    Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that presents as red, itchy, scaly patches of abnormal skin. Unfortunately it’s often misdiagnosed by patients. We asked expert advice from a Mediclinic dermatologist.

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  • Annual checkup

    Dermatology

    Posted on 20 May 2014

    Book an annual checkup with your GP and if necessary, he or she will send you to the appropriate specialist.

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