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  • How to have a safe summer in the sun {infographic}

    Emergency

    Posted on 3 December 2019

    Summer in South Africa means spending time outside. But with lots of sun, extreme temperatures and exploring unfamiliar places comes risk. We look at how everyday preventative measures can help

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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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  • Sun protection products: which are best?

    Dermatology

    Posted on 2 December 2016

    Do you know which products offer the best sun protection? Mediclinic plastic surgeon, Dr Arnold Douglas, helps us compare the available options – sunsuits, swimming costumes, sunscreens and more.

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  • Place in the sun

    Dermatology

    Posted on 3 February 2016

    South Africa has the second-highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. This means that we’re all at risk of getting skin cancer. Here’s a look at your risk factors for getting skin cancer and what steps you can take to prevent it.

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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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  • Should your child wear sunglasses?

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 25 November 2015

    You’ll be slathering the sunscreen on your kids this summer… but while you’re worrying about sunburned skin, are you giving any thought to their eyes?

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  • Summer skincare

    Dermatology

    Posted on 27 January 2015

    Dr Du Toit shares his top summer sunscreen and skincare advice so you can protect your skin from the sun.

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