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Psoriasis uncovered

An estimated 1 million South Africans suffer from psoriasis. Here is some more information this condition.

Exfoliate with care, dermatologist urges

Exfoliation removes the topmost layer of dead skin cells and can be done by applying acid that dissolves the cells (chemical) or by using a brush or scrub to physical remove the cells (mechanical).

What vitamin E does for the skin

Vitamin E is known for its skin-friendly properties and is used in thousands of skincare products. But why, exactly, is it so magical?

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is employed as a consultant dermatologist by Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where she is involved in clinical duties and the training of medical students and dermatology residents. Her areas of interest and research include vitiligo, eczema and acne. She also performs limited private practice work in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in general and cosmetic dermatology.

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