Healthy skin enables confidence

Oil-based skincare is the best solution for healthy skin. Skin has its own natural outer oily layer, and its purpose

Psoriasis: an understanding of the aetiology

The increased rate of production of epidermal cells outweighs the rate of exfoliation of the skin, causing thick scaling plaques.

Common bacterial and fungal skin infections

In addition to acting as a solid wall with its various keratin layers, the skin defence also comprises various cytokines

6 ways to prevent toenail fungus

To help prevent nail fungus, Dr Zeichner recommends the following tips: 1. Keep your toenails trimmed short. This helps prevent

Why treating actinic keratosis is vital

AKs evolve slowly in the basal layer by potentially carcinogenic UV light interacting with keratinocyte DNA when DNA repair mechanisms

Hyaluronic acid finally explained

WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID? First of all, hyaluronic acid is already in our bodies naturally. It’s widely distributed through our

Sunscreen or winter screen

Dermatologists around the world all agree that the best anti-ageing product one should use is a good broad-spectrum sunscreen, meaning

Shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia

After recovery from chickenpox, the virus can be dormant in a nerve root. Reactivation of latent infection causes shingles –

Need to treat hyperpigmentation? Peeling is not the answer

MYTH: If you are struggling with hyperpigmentation (dark spots on the skin), you need to exfoliate with scrubs, chemical peels,

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,