Summer has arrived in its full glory, but long, sunny summer days and outdoor activities can leave your skin dry, scarred, spotted and pigmented. Try these natural tips to prevent and soothe sun-damaged skin.   The beating sun can dry your skin, not to mention cause you to sweat more, so staying hydrated is very […]

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Sesame is one of the most important foods and medicines known to mankind. From the earliest centuries it has never lost its vital place in building health, strength and vitality.   From its beginnings on the hot plains of Africa, sesame was a treasured crop. Its history is woven into the cultures of many nations […]

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Eczema is often a challenge to control, so doctors prescribe steroid skin creams or ointments. It is important to use these drugs with caution – talk to your doctor about what to expect, and try alternatives for long-term maintenance. The cause of eczema remains a mystery. It seems to result from a combination of genetics […]

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Let the late Margaret Roberts inspire you to make your own cosmetics from home. She shares her secrets to a basic skin lotion, skin cream, facial scrub and how to make a fragrant facial steam. BASIC SKIN LOTION One of the best ways to use herbs is in the form of a versatile lotion that […]

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Argan oil is one of the rarest and most expensive fixed oils in the world yet it is the current buzz ingredient in the skin care world, thanks to its incredible moisturising and cell-rejuvenating properties. Argan oil, derived from the seeds of the argan tree, Argania spinosa, is a unique vegetable oil and one of […]

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We all have a bad hair day from time to time. Whether it’s flat, frizzy, oily, dry or just doesn’t want to stay where you want it. This can leave you feeling pretty drab, and losing hair is even worse, as you have less and less hair to have a bad hair day with! Hair […]

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the ‘glue’ that holds the whole body together. Learn more here with Dr Arien van der Merwe about the many uses of the different types of collagen. Collagen can be compared to a scaffold or matrix that provides strength, structure, elasticity and support […]

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What is a fungal infection? If it shows up on the skin, does it mean I also have it in my blood and it can be in other areas of the body? P.D. DR ADELE PELTERET REPLIES: Fungal infections are classified according to the tissue levels first colonised, and include superficial mycoses, limited to the […]

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