Sunscreen protects from skin cancer, burning and from the sun’s ageing effects.
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Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
Here’s what a dermatologist has to say about these popular beauty treatments.
For minor superficial complaints, microdermabrasion and skin needling aren't bad options.
Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Many people cover their face with makeup every day, potentially causing irritation.
Many of us cover our faces with foundation and other beauty products every day. Here's what we know about whether they are doing us damage.
The study looked at helping redheads to tan and protect them from the sun. But the redheads were mice, not humans.
A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
Alopecia areata is the most common autoimmune disease you’ve probably never heard of.
Hair loss from alopecia areata can be embarrassing and distressing for people of all ages. But new treatments are being trialled.
There’s no effective treatment for Keratolytic Winter Erythema that causes skin to peel.
South African geneticists and international counterparts have traced the origins of a genetic peeling disorder, Oudtshoorn skin, and discovered the mutation that causes it.
Don’t skimp on the SPF.
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Energy from the sun's rays can cause skin damage and cancers. Sunscreens can absorb or reflect the dangerous UV light. Here's how it works.
There’s more to ageing than wrinkles and crow’s feet.
A recent study suggests Australian women are ageing 20 years earlier than their US counterparts. But this claim deserves some close scrutiny.
Once you start, you can’t stop.
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By getting young women hooked before they've even formed wrinkles, Botox peddlers have realized they can enlist them in a lifetime of treatment.
Covering warts with duct tape is one home remedy for this common skin condition. But does it work?
Common warts can be hard to treat. No wonder people turn to home remedies, like duct tape and vinegar. But do they really work?
Low humidity and windy environments accelerate water loss through the skin.
Our skin is a water-containing barrier that protects us from our environment.
Trying to pop pimples can actually make your skin worse.
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Squeezing and trying to pop pimples is definitely not the best solution and can actually make your skin worse.
If you or someone in your family has suffered with severe eczema, you’ve probably tried all sorts of remedies to alleviate the itching.
People with eczema essentially have sensitive skin that is easily irritated.
Creams and lotions can’t prevent stretch marks but may help them fade.
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or stria distensae, are scars that appear when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit.
Almost 60% of Australian women are predisposed to female pattern hair loss.
Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will she end up bald, too?
Men generally have more grey hairs than women.
Most of us find our first "greys" by the time we turn 30, usually at the temples, then later, across the scalp.
Adult acne is very common and usually affects women women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
You may have battled blemishes in your teens, or made it through puberty and early adulthood with relatively clear skin, but it always feels particularly unlucky contending with zits in adulthood. Adult…
Mad Men actor Jon Hamm claims to be diagnosed with the skin condition vitiligo – but what is it, exactly?
Vitiligo, a human skin condition that turns patches of skin and hair white, it is not a disease we hear much about, although it affects approximately 1% of the population. Most famously, Michael Jackson…