Anaemia – A serious condition that responds well to early treatment

We take a deep dive into anaemia, a blood condition that like many diseases and conditions can be more easily combated through awareness and early detection. Anaemia refers to a medical condition in which the blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells. It is often a result from lack of red blood cells […]

Fighting Fungal Infections

Fungal infections are a lot more common than most people realize. Data gathered by GAFFI (an international foundation focused on raising awareness of and collecting worldwide data on fungal disease), revealed that an estimated 47 million African people (or 3,3%) suffer from fungal diseases. (1) What is a fungal infection? A fungal infection, also called mycosis, […]

Tame the Itch

Many women straighten their hair, or choose to use a weave, wig, or extensions to switch up their hairstyle. While this can be exciting, it’s important to remember that Afro-ethnic hair is different from Caucasian and Asian hair and has unique features. The hair shaft is structurally different in shape, tends to be more fragile, […]

Caring for Combination Skin

Caring for Combination Skin

Combination skin commonly refers to oiliness in the T-zone (across your forehead and down your nose), with dryness on the cheeks. Targeted skincare Not all combination skin looks and feels the same. You may have the oily T-zone and dry cheeks, or you may not. Instead, you may have patches of dryness and areas of […]

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Skin

dry skin

Having dry skin means that you’re most likely used to your skin feeling tight, rough and parched. Follow our guidelines to help soothe, nourish and nurture your skin. DO Cleanse your face with a soap-free cleanser. Harsh chemicals in soap can strip away the natural moisturizing oils in your skin, which in turn cause dryness, […]

Soothing Your Sensitive Skin

soothing your sensitive skin

Having sensitive skin means that you know all about the redness, stinging, burning, itchiness, and general discomfort. Your skin is easily irritated or very reactive, which means that it needs a little bit more TLC. Let’s dive in to discover the why’s, how’s and what’s of caring for sensitive skin. Why do you have Sensitive […]

So, you have Normal Skin

normal skin type

You’ve found out that you have normal skin. This is a common skin type and mostly easy to maintain, so we’ve put together some useful information to help you care for it. What exactly is Normal Skin? ‘Normal skin’ is a term used to refer to well-balanced skin. The scientific term for well-balanced skin is eudermic. […]

Understanding Oily Skin

oily skin

So, you’ve discovered that you have oily skin. It may need a little extra care to maintain, but it is a very common skin type and doesn’t need to impact your life. We have bundled together some tips, tricks and good science to help you get started. What exactly is Oily Skin? Sebaceous glands are located […]

Common Diabetic Disorders of the Skin

diabetic skin disorders

In 2021, it was reported that 1 in 22 adults in Africa, aged between 20 and 79, are living with diabetes. This equates to 24 million people. (1) If you have diabetes, you are likely to develop certain skin problems. Some skin conditions you may be prone to include, but are not limited to, the […]

Four Foods for Fabulous Skin

foods for skin health

Did you know that your skin is the biggest organ of your body? It is important to take care of it and nourish it to maintain a fresh, clear, glowing skin. But how do you do this? Apart from a proper skincare routine, you also need to nourish your skin from the inside. Let’s look […]