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5 things you should know about UV rays and UV protection

5 things you should know about UV rays and UV protection

For many cancers the exact cause remains a mystery.. But not skin cancer. We know that UV rays are the primary causative agents behind skin cancers, wrinkles, sunburn, premature ageing, and a host of other skin-health related conditions. Statistically, about 95% of...

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Is Melanoma the Only Type of Skin Cancer?

Is Melanoma the Only Type of Skin Cancer?

Most people believe that melanoma is the only type of skin cancer, and we understand why. Melanoma is very popular, mostly because it's the deadliest of all skin cancers. In reality, there are 3 skin cancer types and melanoma is the rarest of them all. With melanoma...

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Ageing Skin: The Changes, Challenges & Management (Part Three)

Ageing Skin: The Changes, Challenges & Management (Part Three)

WHY SKINCARE MATTERS     Let me begin by saying that despite what has been discussed, ageing can still be a very positive journey and l for one see it as a privilege as unfortunately there are not many people who make it to their ‘golden years’.     However, when it...

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Ageing Skin: The Changes, Challenges & Management (Part Two)

Ageing Skin: The Changes, Challenges & Management (Part Two)

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS     There are two contributing factors when we talk about ageing skin.   Intrinsic ageing - this is genetically determined meaning it’s what happens as we naturally age.  We don’t have control over this. Extrinsic ageing – this type of ageing is...

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How Oncology Massage Differs From Other Specialty Massages

How Oncology Massage Differs From Other Specialty Massages

Massage therapy has existed for ages now. Still, as years and years go by, new specialty massage techniques continue to get introduced into the health and skincare terrain. Among the new additions is Oncology Massage, that kind of massage therapy that works wonders on...

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Ageing Skin: The Changes, Challenges & Management

Ageing Skin: The Changes, Challenges & Management

PART 1         Ageing Skin.  When we think about this skin condition, it’s typical and normal for us to think about ageing skin from an aesthetic perspective.  We think about wrinkles, fine lines, flaccid skin, uneven pigmentation and overall dryness and dehydration. ...

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What is Inflammation and How Do You Manage It?

What is Inflammation and How Do You Manage It?

This thing called inflammation is getting everyone worried. Some say it's good, others say it's bad. So, here you are a little confused and in need of clarifications. In truth, inflammation is a little complicated, especially since it can be both good and bad. We...

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An Overview of the Lymphatic System

An Overview of the Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is one of our body's best miracles. But it’s one of the least-talked-about body systems. There are toxins all over the place, and as we go about our daily lives we tend to take these toxins in. When this happens, guess what comes to our rescue?...

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Your Nutritional Guide to Improving Wound Healing

Your Nutritional Guide to Improving Wound Healing

Let's be factual, whenever an average person gets a wound, they think about taking medications and applying healing lotions. What they do not know (or remember) is that diet is equally, if not more, important in helping the body heal. While most wounds will heal...

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Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

WHAT CAUSES STRETCH MARKS?  Stretch marks develop upon rapid stretching of the skin during growth spurts, weight gain or pregnancy. The underlying reason for developing stretch marks is not completely understood however, the changes in the structure of the skin are...

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Are your sunglasses really protecting your eyes?

Are your sunglasses really protecting your eyes?

Why do you wear sunglasses? To cut down on glare when you’re driving? To keep you from squinting outdoors? To look cool? These are all good reasons to wear your shades, but your sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. If you spend time outdoors, you can be at...

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6 factors that contribute to adult acne

6 factors that contribute to adult acne

Acne, also referred to as that one skin condition that almost everyone has to deal with. Acne is one super common, and often persistent skin condition. Often acne is associated with the time period of puberty, but it is also a common concern for adults. Just when you...

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Skincare with conscience

Skincare with conscience

DHC are incredibly excited to announce our newest partnership with Australian skincare brand Dermalist, who have been making waves in the cosmeceutical skincare market since launching their truly revolutionary range of results-driven multi-functional products in...

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5 tips to manage vitiligo

5 tips to manage vitiligo

Some skin conditions come and go, some itch, some sting and others simply change the way the skin looks.  Our skin is perhaps the most noticeable organ of our body. Vitiligo is a skin condition whereby the pigment cells attack themselves, leading to the...

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5 things you should know about UV rays and UV protection

5 things you should know about UV rays and UV protection

For many cancers the exact cause remains a mystery.. But not skin cancer. We know that UV rays are the primary causative agents behind skin cancers, wrinkles, sunburn, premature ageing, and a host of other skin-health related conditions. Statistically, about 95% of...

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Can meditation assist healing?

Can meditation assist healing?

When meditation comes to mind, do you associate it with improved healing? In an interview on how mindfulness practices support healing, we interviewed life coach and meditation teacher Peter Radcliffe of Skillful MIND. After debunking what he believes to be the...

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Causes and management of eczema in children

Causes and management of eczema in children

Red, itchy skin due to eczema can be distressing for both a child and the parent. No parent want their children to be in such discomfort. While eczema may feel out of your control, there are actions you can take to manage and minimise its effects.  We asked...

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4 Tips to Improve Your Happiness and Well-Being

4 Tips to Improve Your Happiness and Well-Being

Does the feeling of happiness and well-being surpass financial achievements? Unfortunately, wealth is exactly what a majority of people, the younger generation especially, associate happiness with. People rarely think to explore happiness or well-being and what...

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Why You Need to Protect your Scar in the Sun

Why You Need to Protect your Scar in the Sun

Unlike your normal skin tissue, scar tissue has a different form of collagen structure. The collagen in your unharmed skin is laid out in a reticulate formation, with the fibres crisscrossing each other.  On the other hand, scar tissue collagen is laid down in a...

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Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Virtual Reality in Healthcare

With the evolution of the medical world, the bar is being raised higher and at a faster rate than ever before. One of the catalysts for this constant positive flux in the industry is the advent of technology. Many industries have not been left standing, with the long...

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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Topical therapies pertain to chemical peeling agents and/or cosmeceutical skin care that may be performed as a course of treatments in clinic or used at home by the patient. Topical ingredients may have a metabolic (has an effect on cellular metabolism), caustic...

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a specialised form of touch movement to aid in the movement and flow of lymph fluid. The lymphatic system has vessels and capillaries like the circulatory system carrying cellular debris and nutrients throughout the body. However,...

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Medical Tattoo

Medical Tattoo

Paramedical tattoo, also known as micropigmentation is a specialised procedure that implants pigment just below the epidermis of the skin similar to an artistic tattoo. However, micropigmentation differs from an artistic tattoo due to: The specialist training of the...

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Inflammation and chronic wounds

Inflammation and chronic wounds

The process of wound healing– to form a scar – is particularly convoluted, with many actions occurring at the same time. From the moment that the skin is injured, the body mobilises different cells to come to the site of injury to close the gap and repair it. The end...

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Nutrition and Wound Healing

Nutrition and Wound Healing

Although the complex mechanism behind healing and the formation of scars is quite capable of full recovery, it does require plenty of support. This support comes in the form of nutrients from your diet. What does your diet have to do with this? Well, the skin is a...

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Stages of wound healing

Stages of wound healing

If your skin gets punctured when you have been mucking around in the back yard or if you have undergone surgery, you are definitely familiar with the pain of a healing wound. No doubt there are some wounds that will present a grisly sight and need to be taken care of...

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disorder of the skin that mainly involves the loss of its pigment. This then manifests as light macules that stretching out over different areas of the skin and hair. Usually beginning around the face and the areas between the fingers, the destruction of...

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Smoking and Wound Healing

Smoking and Wound Healing

The detriment of smoking is not only pigeonholed in the lungs. The active ingredients in the tobacco pass into the bloodstream and continue to exert their effects on your system. And what active ingredients are we talking about? These are: NicotineCarbon...

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Types of Scarring

Types of Scarring

When you skin is injured, there are subtle mechanism working feverishly within you to patch it up so that the integrity of your body is maintained. The end result is that you will have a scar to remind you of your journeys. What is interesting, however, is the fact...

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Why You Need a Little Rest

Why You Need a Little Rest

Once the structure of the skin has been thrown into disarray through injury or elective surgery, there are mechanisms with that are set in motion to put the structure back into place. Apart from the blood corpuscles that are tasked with forming a clot, there are other...

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Meet Me: Marnina

Meet Me: Marnina

Marnina is a Dermal Clinician, Dermatoscopist, University Supervisor, Tech Geek and founder of Dermhealth.co Calling for industry-wide transparency about unregulated treatments and true skin health, Marnina is committed to helping people make informed choices...

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Improve your lymph, improve your health

Improve your lymph, improve your health

We're not shy about saying how much we love the lymphatic system. Waste disposal, immune system regulator and nutrient distributor, the lymphatic system carries white blood cells where they're needed and filtrates and eliminate garbage to prevent toxicity. It's not...

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Why mindfulness is so important during healing

Why mindfulness is so important during healing

The psychosocial impact of skin conditions is becoming more understood. According to a study by Ari Tuckman in the Dermatologic Therapy Journal, The incidence of psychosocial comorbidities among such patients is high, with increased risks of depression,...

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Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage

In the world of therapeutic massage there are many sub categories to support and treat different ailments.  When it comes to post surgical care oncology massage and rehabilitation techniques for scars can increase flexibility, develop greater range of motion and...

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The role of inflammation in the body

The role of inflammation in the body

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is a defense mechanism of the body, in response to a stimulus. This stimulus could be a wound, an injury, or a systemic organ process. Inflammation can be acute or chronic, and treatment depends on which type it is, and the location...

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A sticker that is keeping skin safe in the sun

A sticker that is keeping skin safe in the sun

Did you know that not all UV light is blocked by sunscreen.  For example, "a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 protects against about 93% of UVB rays and one with an SPF of 30 protects against 97% of rays according to the Mayo Clinic. No SPF actually blocks 100% of UV...

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Camouflage

Camouflage

A product that is water proof, smudge proof, lasts for several days with customised colours to suit every skin tone, Microskin is changing lives of people across the world. It started with makeup Linda Lowndes was working in special effects makeup when an idea sparked...

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Why we need to change our language about skin conditions

Why we need to change our language about skin conditions

Imagine this, you're rushing to get to work for a big meeting as you pressed the snooze a couple of extra times and you're waiting to collect your standard latte at your local cafe. As you turn around to leave a stranger jumps back and exclaims "what happened to your...

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