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2305, 2022

OXY – Acne: Not just a teenage condition

By |May 23rd, 2022|Advice from our Expert|

ACNE – NOT JUST A TEENAGE CONDITION    One of the most common dermatological conditions, acne can be a chronic condition with a tendency for frequent recurrences and relapses. It is an ailment of the pilosebaceous unit presenting with noninflammatory (open and closed comedones) and inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules, nodules and cysts). Although most common in teenagers (prevalence of 70 to 87%), acne can also affect both children and adults [...]

2311, 2021

OXY Skincare Routine for Healthy Skin

By |November 23rd, 2021|Advice from our Expert|

AN EFFECTIVE SKIN CARE ROUTINE – ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTHY SKIN Cleanse. Tone. Moisturise. Treat. A good skin care routine is essential for healthy skin and can also help to both treat and assist with mild acne care. An effective skin care routine can also supplement any treatments prescribed by your dermatologist.  Dr Mathobela, a leading specialist dermatologist and OXY’s resident skincare expert, outlines the four essential steps to maintain healthy [...]

2403, 2021

Dr Mathobele our resident Dermatologist talks Back Acne “Bacne

By |March 24th, 2021|Advice from our Expert|

BACK ACNE … What it is, how it is caused, and how best to treat it! Dr Mathobela, a leading specialist dermatologist and OXY’s resident skincare expert helps to shed some light on back acne and offers some recommendations and suggestions on what to avoid and how best to treat it. Back acne, commonly referred to as ‘bacne’, forms part of what is known as truncal acne (i.e. acne affecting [...]

312, 2020

Dealing with Maskne

By |December 3rd, 2020|Advice from our Expert|

DEALING WITH MASKNE … What it is and how best to treat it The world over, acne is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the dermatologist’s office. However, since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, dermatologists have seen a significant increase in the number of patients seeking their guidance on acne related matters, often in patients who have never suffered from acne before. There has [...]

312, 2020

Common and Sometimes Unexpected, Causes Of Acne

By |December 3rd, 2020|Advice from our Expert|

COMMON, AND SOMETIMES UNEXPECTED, CAUSES OF ACNE The obvious … and the not so obvious … Many of our previous articles have discussed the common causes of acne that largely includes androgen-induced increased sebum production, altered follicular keratinization, inflammation and proliferation of the bacteria P.acnes in a genetically predisposed individual. However, could there be other contributing factors potentially influencing the occurrence, duration and severity of acne? Dr Mathobela, a leading [...]

2907, 2020

Stress and Acne

By |July 29th, 2020|Advice from our Expert|

STRESS AND ACNE … IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 Most of us are very familiar with the scourge of acne. Affecting more than 85% of the adolescent population, its greatest outbreak occurs on the face, chest and back due to those areas containing the highest number of sebaceous glands. However, stress is also known to exacerbate this condition. With stress currently in no short supply due to the global pandemic [...]

107, 2020

Acne and Children

By |July 1st, 2020|Advice from our Expert|

ACNE AND CHILDREN: WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO TREAT Whilst more prevalent in teenagers and young adults, acne vulgaris (more commonly known as acne) can affect neonates (new-born to four weeks), infants and young children. However, unlike in adolescence, acne in these childhood groups can mimic other skin eruptions. It is therefore important for children to receive a medical evaluation before the commencement of any treatment. Paediatric acne is [...]

1904, 2020

Male grooming acne and shaving

By |April 19th, 2020|Advice from our Expert|

With so much information available around the benefits and ‘how to’ of healthy skincare for women, it is equally important to keep our menfolk up to date on exactly how best to take optimum care. Bumps and rashes are a long time and seemingly regular consequence of many men’s daily shaving routine. Dr Mathobela, a leading specialist dermatologist and OXY’s resident skincare expert, shares a few suggestions and insights around [...]

1001, 2020

Summer sun and skincare

By |January 10th, 2020|Advice from our Expert|

What to know … and what to avoid both in and outdoors … It’s almost that time of year again … longer days, warmer nights and lazy days outdoors … But before you head off for the holidays, take some time to think about how best to protect your skin during some of the hottest months of the year. From regulating body temperature through to maintaining overall hydration and serving [...]

706, 2019

Acne and sweating during exercise

By |June 7th, 2019|Advice from our Expert|

What to know … and what to avoid … The benefits of a good healthy ‘sweat’ during a fabulous workout can never be underestimated. It increases blood flow to the skin, delivering more oxygen and nutrients that help nourish the skin whilst also helping to rid skin cells of free radicals and dirt. Exercise has also long been heralded as a great stress release, resulting in less stress hormones. This [...]

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