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Halloween Scary Skin Stories

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…

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Cradle Cap in adults? – Yes, it just looks a bit different…

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.

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The Lowdown on Peels – AD&L ‘s Angie giving you the peel breakdown

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. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Moisturiser that is RIGHT for YOU!

Moisturisation. Your skin is parched and flaky; add a moisturizer and voila – smooth, glowy skin with plumped-out wrinkles. Simple right? We’ve got this part of skincare waxed.

Nope. Quite the opposite of simple in fact. While at its most pared down, we need to feed water to the skin to hydrate it combined with something oily to prevent the water from evaporating back out, the ins and outs of moisturisers are pretty complex. Keep reading for the ultimate guide to affordable moisturisers for your skin type.

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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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Psoriasis & Diet 101 – Psoriasis is more than skin-deep

Before stepping into your doctor’s room, there’s one thing that you should know: psoriasis is not just a ‘skin thing’. Psoriatic disease is associated with systemic inflammation (an inflammatory response throughout the body), and occurs when inflammatory signals (produced by your immune system) infiltrate into the skin; causing certain areas of your skin to produce new cells more rapidly than normal, which can lead to thickening and scaling.

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Is your diet really causing your acne?

Diet has remained a part of the ‘acne discussion’ for years. It’s time that you listen in!

At TASH 360, nutrition has made its way into almost every conversation as we understand that food plays a pivotal role in the factors that influence the development and progression of acne – whether it be genetics, hormone balance, inflammatory responses, your gut health, your stress and anxiety levels, or your body’s ability to eliminate environmental toxins.

Nutrients communicate with your body on a cellular level. Learn about 3 food groups that say ‘sweet things’ to your cells; essentially, loving on your skin and keeping you free of unwanted, angry spots:

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