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Dr Tessa Hoffman

Dr Tessa Hoffman is a specialist dermatologist with a keen interest in medical dermatology, general paediatric dermatology, and skin cancer screening. Before specialising as a dermatologist, she spent 4 years working in various fields of internal medicine, through which she developed a unique and comprehensive perspective. Read More about Dr Tessa Hoffman

Skincare tips to LOVE and HATE

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.

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Hyperhidrosis – Don’t let overactive sweat glands cramp your summer style

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.

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This Winter – Reduce your chances of getting Skin Cancer

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.

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The Skinny on COVID

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.

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