Ageing is a privilege but – as my patients keep telling me – it’s not for sissies! When it comes to the skin, plenty of weird and wonderful spots keep popping up to say ‘hi’ – from the more serious skin cancers to easy bruising, senile warts or ‘barnacles’, and little blood vessel growths called cherry angiomas.
It just wants to be left in peace and quiet. It already has enough to deal with seeing that women were designed with their vaginas right next to waste disposal systems.
Do you want to know the secret to achieving your healthiest, most radiant skin? You need to feed your skin what it needs to glow.
You’ve finally nailed down whether your skin type is dry, oily or combination but do we also need to be taking note of skincare ranges geared primarily towards men? Are there really distinct differences? Isn’t skin just – well – skin?
Let’s do a deep dive into some my top Vitamin C picks across all the various forms
One of the most popular functional actives in skincare, Vitamin C deserves a place in pretty much every skincare routine. But it is shrouded in misinformation and there are key ‘insider-info’ tips which will make the difference between bleh results and seeing your skin transform. Let’s take a deep dive into this superhero ingredient known for its protective, glow-boosting and pigmentation-busting properties.
Cleansing is a crucial part of caring for your skin and the first step in your skincare regimen. Arguably one of the most important parts of your routine other than sunscreens; cleansers are so important to get right because using the wrong one can cause issues by disrupting the skin barrier. Harsh surfactants can interact with protein and lipids on the stratum corneum resulting in trans-epidermal water loss, skin irritation and ultimately disruption of the skin barrier.
It’s the month of love so how about giving your locks some extra loving care? If you’re on social media, you’ve been bombarded by DIY tricks from rice water (there may be a grain of truth to this one) to horse shampoo to placental extracts to apple cider vinegar but what are the ‘real’ dermatologist-approved haircare tips and tricks? Hair we go with our top 10 tips….
We all know that our South African sun is no joke. We also tend to already know the basics of sun safety such as staying out of the sun during peak hours (10am-3pm) and wearing protective clothing and hats, however, the biggest confusion often occurs over sunscreen. Sunscreen is simply put – the MOST important part of your skincare regimen. Whether you’re a pared-down minimalist type of guy or a skincare junkie – this is one step that is a non-negotiable.
Can you feel the change of mood in the air? Season is almost here, the nights are balmy, the prospect of a much-needed break is pulling us through the final days of 2021 and all we want to do is to let loose and have some fun!
So I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer but heading into season remember that the drinks that you’re downing are going to drag your skin down too! Get the lowdown on how to party-proof your skin this season.
At Halloween, some of the most frightening costumes include skin concerns that dermatologists deal with every day. From witches’ warts to shocking scars and blistering boils, the scary skin issues you see on Halloween are typically all in good fun.
More terrifying to dermatologists are potentially dangerous skincare mistakes we see our patients making. Here are some of the most spine-chilling…
Trade in your almond milk latte for a shot of greens in the morning and watch your skin glow.
Now there is juice + there is juice. I’m not talking Ceres boxed juices in lunchboxes, I’m talking freshly prepared superfoods packing a collagen-boosting, cleansing + detoxifying punch. I’m careful with fruit which can spike glucose + insulin levels triggering inflammation but there are certain fruits which I love to juice with + you’ll have to read the full article to find out why…