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The Truth About Eyebrows and Eyebrow Shaping

Eyebrows serve an important function. Primarily, they are there to protect the eyes, diverting moisture such as sweat and other impurities – like dirt – away from the eyes and down the sides of the face. This is true for the unkempt eyebrow that hasn’t undergone eyebrow shaping, in its original state. Today, eyebrows also…

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10 myths not backed by dermatologists

On our quest for beauty, we’ve been fed many misconceptions. Some beauty hacks have been passed down over generations. From egg white to bicarbonate of soda, potato peels to lemon juice, turmeric to avocado. Women seem to put almost anything on the skin, any quick fix that promises beauty is always so tempting to try.…

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Understanding and treating psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition characterised by an overproduction of skin cells. The result is scaly patches on the skin’s surface that are itchy, uncomfortable and very noticeable. So the condition is not only physically debilitating, but emotionally debilitating too. It’s common for sufferers to experience low self-esteem and feelings of guilt and shame…

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Welcome to the beauty blog

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what does beauty mean to you? Is it about beautiful skin? Perfect hair? Maybe you feel that beauty is about holistic health, and being the best version of yourself, inside and out. The truth is, beauty is all of these things, and so much…

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Skincare Trends in 2019

Beautiful-looking skin is always in style – we are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our skin’s health and aesthetic appeal. Each year introduces new skincare trends, with innovative product formulas and alternative ingredients. And these new skin concoctions are usually worth a try, depending on your skin type and condition. After all,…

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Birthmarks and newborn skin conditions

What are birthmarks? A birthmark is a small spot of discolouration on the skin which is either present at the time of birth, or it develops shortly after birth. Most birthmarks are harmless. Different types of birthmarks There a number of different types of birthmarks. They can be sorted into the following categories: Vascular (from…

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Dandruff aka Scaly scalp

Treating dandruff: A medical approach Dandruff can be controlled with the help of a dermatologist, a diagnosis is the first step towards a healthy flake-free scalp. What causes dandruff? There are a number of possible causes for a scaly scalp. Contrary to the stigma, dandruff is not caused by poor hygiene. In most instances, dandruff…

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Skin Camouflage (cover up makeup): Masking medical conditions

Providing practical solutions and options to my patients is just as important as giving them a script or treatment plan. While most conditions can be cured, some, are devastating and simply have no cure. Even with treatment, it can take up to eight weeks to see noticeable results from treatments for acne, pigmentation and even…

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Revealing the secrets behind botulinum toxin (Botox)

Crow’s feet, frown lines, midlife crises. We associate Botox with ageing, most typically, but what is it really? Botox is the word people typically use to talk about Botulinum Toxin, but in reality, Botox is one of the brands of the product, like Cadbury is to chocolate. Botulinum is a muscle relaxant which can be…

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Beat dry skin: Tips from a dermatologist

Dry skin in winter is a common occurrence. It can be caused by age, our occupation during the day, certain skin diseases can cause dry skin, or, in the case of winter, the dryer air. Severely dry skin can lead to other problems, which is why it is important to ensure your skin is healthy…

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