Sunscreens & Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive, acne prone skin must be careful when choosing sunscreens. Some are far too greasy, oily, clog pores and accentuate acne problems. For people with sensitive skin, choosing sunscreens can be more complicated. The best sunscreens are ones with broad spectrum for both UVB (cancer causing rays, sunburn) and UVA (penetrate deeper, cause…

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Melanoma Awareness

melanoma skin cancer

Recently, Lotus Dermatology surveyed a number of patients about the incidences of melanoma in Australia and the Hunter Region. Only 14% of participants could accurately identify that 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with a melanoma before age 70. That means 86% of participants underestimated the prevalence of the disease. Melanoma is a cancer of…

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Rosacea

elderly woman with rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by its ability to come and go intermittently. Many have observed that it typically begins after the age of 30 as a redness on the cheek, nose, chin or forehead. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp…

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Occupational Skin Conditions

Occupational Skin Conditions

Skin is the largest organ our bodies have and we spend a great percentage of our lives at work so it is no surprise that occupational skin diseases are the most common occupational disease reported. For a skin disease to be work related there must be a causal relationship between work and the skin disease!…

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Products for Sensitive Skin

Products for Sensitive Skin

If you are someone who has sensitive skin you may know the importance of choosing the right skin products for your daily routine. Factors contributing to sensitive skin may include, genetics, preservatives, chemicals, fragrances, sun exposure, dehydration and extreme weather temperatures. Sensitive skin may be a result of a skin disorder or allergic reaction, eczema, rosacea…

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