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.
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.
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.
Rosacea, let’s start with how to pronounce it, ro-ZAY-sha. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can begin with redness in the face similar to flushing or blushing. It can cause persistent redness, pimples, and visible blood vessels and can be easily confused with other skin conditions, such as acne […]
More than just a healthy glow?
Dealing with sensitive, redness-prone skin is not simple or straightforward. Half the things you’re told are “safe for sensitive skin” aren’t at all, and the more products you try out, the worse it gets.
Here are some reasons you might be experiencing facial redness (spoiler: not every red face is rosacea!) and some practical tips to implement at home if this is something you struggle with.
Hyperpigmentation really just refers to brown marks on the face or body but before you can treat it, you need to know exactly what type you are dealing with. Because pigmentation is not pigmentation is not pigmentation. Let’s break it down.
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.