Your skin and the sun

Let the sun in safely

Celebrities and sportspeople spend hours in the sun at glamorous shoots and gruelling games. But they also spend years in the spotlight where they have to look their best.

Know your skin – cm x cm

The sun exposure you got as a child might only start affecting you now and may even cause skin cancer.

Skin changes caused by UV

Suntan, sunburn and ageing - all ways in which the sun can affect your skin. But how does it all work? Get the lowdown here.

Parts of your body to watch

Melanoma can develop anywhere on the body, even the soles of your feet and parts of the body never exposed to the sun.

7 tanning myths

Skin cancer is a threat to everyone. And no, sunbeds and tanning lamps are not all that safe.

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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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