Acne vulgaris: counselling patients

Marked by clogged pores, painful pimples, and sometimes hard, deep lumps on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, and upper arms, more than 85% of teenagers suffer from acne.

Why you should ignore the “oil-free” hype

Sorry to burst your bubble, but we’re about to take everything you thought you knew about oily skin and turn

Become a baby’s skincare specialist

According to Dr Pillay minor skin problems may arise from time to time but parents will, for the most part,

How to maintain a healthy complexion after 40

However, there’s no getting away from the fact that our skin starts showing visible signs of ageing from around this

Do peel-off masks do more harm than good?

Peel-off masks promise to eradicate blackheads in one fell swoop and give you the smooth, poreless skin of a baby.

5 habits ageing your skin and how to break them

1. CUT BACK ON SUGAR Refined sugar is found in many foods, including bread, crisps, and even health bars. Eating

The dangers of sunstroke

Global warming has had a marked impact across the globe. Summer is starting earlier, and temperatures are higher every year.

How hormones affect the skin

Fluctuating hormones during pregnancy can create complexion problems or a radiant glow, or both extremes at different times.

When body art goes bad

Tattoos have become an exceedingly common practice. Its increased prevalence has led to a rise in report of cutaneous reactions.

Xerosis: All you need to know

Xerosis, or dry skin, is a common presenting complaint in dermatology. It doesn’t usually have serious implications but can be uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing to patients.

Hair loss: the root of the problem

Hair loss or baldness (technically known as alopecia) is a loss of hair from the head or body. Unfortunately, as

Doctoring impetigo

Methicillin and gentamicin-resistant S.aureus strains have been reported to cause Impetigo, however, this is unusual in non-hospitalised patients. S. aureus