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Tanning and burning: FAQs

What does a suntan indicate? Why does the skin tan when exposed to the sun? Get the answers to these questions.

Protective clothing: FAQs

Hats, umbrellas, cotton shirts. Can these really protect you from the sun? Brush up on the facts about protective clothing with these frequently asked questions.

Sun exposure: FAQs

If you live in South Africa, it's hard to avoid the sun in summer, even if you're indoors most of the time. Brush up on facts about sun exposure, and cut your risk for skin cancer.

Sunscreen products: FAQs

Does it matter what kind of sunscreen you use? Do sunscreens really protect? Brush up on the facts.

UV rays: FAQs

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a part of sunlight that is an invisible form of radiation. Here's what you need to know.

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch.

She currently runs a dermatology practice in Cape Town’s northern suburbs and her specialities include eczema, childhood skin conditions and acne.

She also has a passion for enhancing natural beauty through cosmetic procedures.

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