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.
Coconut sugar vs brown (cane) sugar; honey vs maple syrup and bananas vs dates…
Who is going to come out tops in the natural ‘real sugar’ wars? Keep reading to find out!
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…
Broadly speaking, sweeteners are categorized into Nutritive – those that provide calories – and Non-Nutritive Sweeteners– those that are low in calories or contain no calories at all. The latter truly does sound like a dream – it’s all we’ve ever wanted: sweetness without the detrimental health side-effects!
Let’s hone in on these Non-Nutritive Sweeteners to see whether they are a ‘sweet-yay’ or ‘unsweet-no’!
Warning: Although sweet, this article may leave a bitter aftertaste.
If you want to know how old someone is, just look at their hands…
We have all heard this at some point in our lives, but did you know the same goes for your neck and chest area! These are common areas that get neglected and we often miss putting sunscreen there. Because the skin on our neck is thin and sees quite a bit of sun (plus, you know, gravity), it can often show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body. Most of us are becoming more aware of protecting our skin from the sun and learning how to start looking after our skin from an earlier age but what can you do to prevent your neck from giving away your age or sagging.
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…
PCOS – you’ve probably vaguely heard about it: something to do with ovaries and fertility. So what on earth is a dermatologist writing about it for?
Well, hormones and skin are a biggie and PCOS is one of the biggest culprits.
Considering that 1 in 10 women of childbearing age suffers from PCOS – the bigger question should be: why aren’t we talking MORE about it?
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is the scientific term of what we know as cradle cap in babies. But can you get it in adulthood? Yes, you can. It just looks a little different.
Adult-onset seborrhoeic dermatitis is quite common. Clinically apparent symptoms occur in around 3% of the general population. But because mild symptoms are not recorded, the incidence is likely much higher. The peak prevalence is in your 30’s and 40’s, and men are affected more often than women.
Do you ever wish you could start all over and take better care of your skin? Well fear no more, with the technology and knowledge we have today, we can correct most of your skin concerns, if not all skin concerns over time with a series of treatments.
In this article I will be focusing on peels. There are many different types of peels, from fruit acid peels to chemical peels to the more modern laser peels.
You’ve probably heard about ‘autoimmune diseases’, and may wonder why the fuss?
Learn what causes an overactive immune system which mistakenly attacks your own tissues as well as Dr Sedicka’s top 6 pointers when it comes to treating autoimmunity.