Skin care for dark skin: 6 gaps in dermatological understanding

Skin care for dark skin is often misunderstood and mishandled in the dermatological community. And unfortunately, this often stems from a biased education. We’ll unpack the gaps in knowledge fostered by this education, and address them together. As a dermatological practice, we want all our clients to feel understood and cared for, so they are…

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An educated approach to black skin care

When it comes to skin colour, the world is blending. The US Census Bureau estimates that by 2050, half the citizens of the US will have dark skin. It’s important that the practice of dermatology acknowledges this, and adjusts its understanding and approach to black skin care. For decades, medical dermatologists have recognised the role…

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Pseudofolliculitis Barbae And Keloidalis Nuchae

Pseudofolliculitis barbae and keloidalis nuchae are two chronic disorders that affect hair follicles. The conditions are particularly common to men with dark skin tones of African descent. The conditions are not well known, despite being quite common. Treatments can be challenging and require a multi-faceted approach and even so, the treatment efficacy varies from person…

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Make up: The different types and their uses (Part 2)

Make up

The purpose of make up is to highlight our most attractive facial features. This also means concealing flaws and imperfections. We want to draw attention to the eyes, the shape of the mouth, and add arching and full eyebrows for a striking look. Some of the trending videos on social media depicting ways to add…

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Make up: The different types and their uses (Part 1)

Makeup has received fairly negative coverage in the media. However, it is still the most popular way to hide imperfections and achieve smooth and healthy-looking skin. Many people get trapped in a cycle: they wear makeup to hide a skin condition. Due to their choice of makeup, the symptoms associated with the condition worsens and…

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How To Treat Thinning Eyebrows And Eyelashes

Treatment of Eyebrow Conditions Thinning eyebrows and diminishing eyelashes can be deeply upsetting. It is tempting to try and remedy the situation with cosmetic treatments and “quick fixes”. Many of these treatments may hide the symptoms of thinning hair without addressing the underlying cause and while placing added stress on the hair follicles, which are…

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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

beauty hacks

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

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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