Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disorder that affects both children and adults. It is characterised by thick, red, scaly plaques that can be localised or devastatingly widespread.
Most people want to ease up on sun protection during winter as the sun feels weaker and they assume they are less likely to burn. Sadly only one of the two UV perpetrators, UVB, is actually reduced by clouds. And while these UVB rays are the culprit behind sunburn, the other type of UV rays, UVA, are very much present year round- and it’s imperative to avoid them.
The world of skincare advice gets complicated pretty quickly. We are bombarded with skincare hacks from magazines, adverts, and more recently social media platforms. Love it, hate it, or can’t escape it, there’s no denying that people have been turning to social media as a source of skin care tips during the past year.
We know its hard to cut through the noise and get to the actual facts. So we’ve collected a few of the worst and best skin care tips of the past year.
When we think of sweating, words like hot and sticky come to mind but there are numerous health benefits to sweating. Most of the time, sweating serves its purpose rather quickly. We cool down, stop sweating, and give it no further thought.
But if you’re one of 365 million people worldwide who live with excessive sweating, known in medical terms as hyperhidrosis, you sweat more than you need to. Keep reading for tips on how to stay dry this summer.
You might shrug off the idea of skin cancer and assume it won’t happen to you- or if it does, you’ll just have a mole removed. No big deal, right?
Not so fast.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa. In fact, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
And treatment may involve a whole lot more than a mole removal. Skin cancer, particularly melanoma, the most serious form, can spread to other parts of the body and become fatal.
As Sisonke, SA’s national vaccine rollout programme, is being implemented in healthcare workers across the country, much needed hope has been brought to the whole country.
But what is its efficacy? How safe is it? What about our SA 501Y.V2 variant?
Keep reading as we decode the ‘crown jewels’ of the coronavirus vaccines.
So you’re a veritable COVID specialist, having recently acquired internet degrees in both epidemiology and viral statistics, but I bet you’re less versed in the skin manifestations of the pandemic. Coronavirus infection can mimic many skin diseases. Learn about the 3 most common skin rashes linked to COVID.