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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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Safe Beauty ABCs – Why we need to be reading Ingredient Labels

Confused what ‘Clean Beauty’ means? Yup, that’s totally understandable. With no clear regulations around this term, it can be tricky to figure out, because “clean” and “natural” (the other word that’s become ubiquitous in beauty marketing) can mean a lot of different things. That’s because there’s still no standard definition.

Clean beauty is more than being paraben-free. It is skincare that is good for your skin, good for you and good for the environment.

Still confused? That’s why I prefer to talk about ‘Safe Beauty’ rather than ‘Clean beauty’. We want to be using skincare that is safe regardless of whether it is natural or synthetic.

Let’s clarify further by looking at my Safe Beauty ABCs

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The Real Truth behind the Most Common Sunscreen Myths I hear from my Patients

It’s not a myth that UV rays damage your skin: skin cancer aside, think wrinkling, broken capillaries and pigmentation.

So sunscreen is my no. 1 year-round skincare staple. Summer, winter, indoors and outdoors – but it is the skincare product most shrouded in controversy. Here are some of the most common statements I hear from my patients around this topic and the real truth based on scientific evidence. So hold on to your zinc oxide – we are about to do some myth-busting!

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How to Get your Skin Season-Ready!

Come summer, and not every skin-perfecting, age-preventing treatment is a suitable for sunny weather.

This does not mean that all aesthetic procedures are off-limits— there are plenty of treatments that can be done, as long as they are timed out just right and that good sunscreen is applied routinely. Read more about Cherie’s ‘go-to summer-safe’ treatments.

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