skin

  • 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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  • Impetigo: the most common skin infection at school

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 14 March 2017

    School and daycares are great for socialising, learning and play, but one of the drawbacks is that infections are quickly passed around. We look at one of the most common skin infections in children: impetigo.

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  • Beauty spot or cancer?

    Cancer

    Posted on 5 January 2017

    Is that mark on your skin just a mole or could it be a melanoma? We take a closer look at this potentially dangerous form of cancer.

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  • Eat your way to healthy skin

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 11 November 2016

    Are you using sun protection and night creams but feel you need to do more to protect your skin? A Mediclinic dietician offers tips on which healthy foods also contribute to healthy clear skin.

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  • Baby skin conditions

    Babies (up to 1 year)

    Posted on 13 July 2016

    Soft, smooth and blemish-free baby skin is much rarer than you’d think. Dr Yolandi Visser, a paediatrician at Mediclinic Panorama, discusses common baby skin conditions and the signs that may indicate an underlying problem.

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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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  • Be sun smart [infographic]

    Dermatology

    Posted on 18 December 2014

    The summer holidays are here and we’ve got you covered. Even though some vitamin D is good for you be careful of spending too much time in the sun without protecting your skin.

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  • Moles: what to look out for

    Cancer

    Posted on 29 October 2012

    ‘Mole mapping is a simple procedure and an invaluable aid,’ Dr Asmal explains. ‘It’s also an effective image-storage system so any change in lesions can be followed up.’

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