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Stress causing the rise in Adult acne?

Triggered by hormones, acne can occur at any stage in our lives. One of the primary aggravating factor leading to adult acne is chronic stress. We all know that acute stress can cause a breakout from time to time. But chronic, continual stress increases hormone levels, which can lead to an increase in oil production.

Adult acne can be aggravated by internal and external factors. Internally, the psychological effects of adult acne can contribute to continued flare-ups and breakouts. When adults are frustrated by the signs of acne on their skin, it causes additional emotional stress, which contributes to a continued increase in excess activity of the sebaceous glands and leads to the continued cycle of breakouts (and the need to “pick” or “squeeze” breakouts places even more acne-causing bacteria on the skin).

dernalex_acneSome dermatologists choose to place female clients suffering with adult acne on oral contraceptives. Oral contraceptives contain estrogen and progestin, which can help decrease the androgen activity responsible for adult acne. While often effective, this does leave clients open to the side effects that accompany oral contraceptives ie sun sensitivity hyper-pigmentation

Try new Dermalex ACNE, and see significant improvement within 1 month. Dermalex is as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5% (in vitro) but safe to use in the sun.



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Children & warts

Children are often plagued with warts.

Folklore attributes warts to touching frogs or toads. This is a myth. Warts are transferred through skin to skin contact. Don’t worry when your kid gets a wart, they are extremely common & over 75% of children develop them at some point in their childhood.


Here are the facts on warts that every parent should know.feet

They can affect people at any age, but are most common among children.

They  are most prevalent in children between the ages of 12 and 16.

They thrive in a warm moist environment such as showers, bathrooms, around swimming pools.

They are extremely contagious, but are typically harmless.

They can go away on their own but some warts usually require cryotherapy to remove them as they penetrate deep into the skin. 


While medically harmless, warts can be uncomfortable and can cause some embarrassment. Warts are easily treated and so there is no need to worry that you will  be suck with it for life.

As a parent, it’s important to that you & your kids know to to prevent warts and that they don’t pick or scratch them. This may cause the virus to spread, making it more difficult to treat. 


“Use Wartner; an at home cryotherpay device to get rid of those pesky warts! It is child friendly & has proven to effectively rid families of warts”




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Baby Bath Time

Bathing can be a glorious but challenging time for moms who have children with eczema 


You want your child to be happy and playful but their skin raw & inflamed
Here are some suggestions to help make bathing a baby with eczema easier and less painful:


It is suggested that a baby / child with eczema should never spend more than 10 minutes in the bath, as this strips away the already limited moisture in the skin.

The water should be warm, never hot

Limit the use of soap as much as possible, and rather use a soap substitute, which works just as well, even if there are no bubbles and lather.

Opt for a hypo-allergenic body wash if possible

Try and avoid scented products, as the fragrance may be an irritant

Always pat baby’s skin dry, don’t rub

**It’s will also pay to monitor detergents used on baby’s clothes, as it’s been known to cause irritation and eczema on baby skin.

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Apply moisturiser (or Dermalex for Babies and Children for the best results) on damp skin, preferably within 3 minutes after bathing to lock in as much moisture as possible.

Try and do this twice daily