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EVIDENCE SKINCARE

22nd Jul, 2020

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By Ginni Mansberg

Sleep Deprivation News

By Ginni Mansberg

Dr Google NBN

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09th Sep, 2020

Sleep Deprivation News

Sandra popped in to see me the other day for a routine script. She had come hot from grabbing 3 year old Polly from day care and was still in her suit. Sandra who is attractive, capable whose little girl who is so gorgeous pe...

09th Sep, 2020

The problem with blood pr...

You think you’ve got problems? Try telling someone that their blood pressure reading is high and I’ll guarantee you’ll be faced with incredulity, skepticism or simply frank dismay. “But my blood pressure’s always been low,” i...

09th Sep, 2020

Dr Google NBN

I often get asked to throw cold water over the idea of “Dr Google”- the tendency to whack symptoms into a Google bar and self diagnose all manner of problems. Look, trawling the net certainly can be fodder for anxiety. As the...

09th Sep, 2020

Pot Plants for Cube Farm ...

Does going to work make you sick? Do you flinch every time the person across the partition in your local cube farm sneezes? Have you resorted to lashings of hand sanitizer and frequent sickies?

It probably won’t surprise you...

09th Sep, 2020

Lice Wars

If you are one of the few parents walking the planet who has escaped the plague that roams your beloved little scrubbed-faced cherub’s golden curls, consider yourself touched by an angel. Or deficient in eyesight. Either way,...

09th Sep, 2020

Admin Aversion Disorder

Who are the grand poo bahs who decide what constitutes a mental illness? The writers of the DSM V manual? Let me in because I want to create a new mental health category; Admin Aversion Disorder.

To get a diagnosis of AAD th...

09th Sep, 2020

Sugar Cravings Corporate

Sugar cravings crashing your best laid plans of a healthy diet and perfect weight? Me too!
It’s 3pm. You’re tired, mind is drifting, you have a bit of a headache and you KNOW that the cake from Mary’s birthday tea is still in...

09th Sep, 2020

Canada Mind Body Soul

The whole experience of being a woman has changed over the past 100 years. Our emancipation has brought so much. It’s also brought a whole stack of BS that women have to contend with.
For a start the message to grin and bear...

21st Aug, 2020

WHAT TO DO ABOUT WRINKLES...

As we get older, our skin starts to age and usually wrinkle. While it is estimated that we will all start showing (natural) skin aging when we are in our sixties (1) most of us will start to show the signs of premature skin a...

21st Aug, 2020

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BET...

Most dermatologists and skincare academics agree that Vitamin A is hands down the BEST ingredient to combat the effects of aging. It’s also brilliant for combatting acne and most forms of rosacea.

BUT WHICH FORM OF VITAMIN ...

21st Aug, 2020

ESK ACNE HELP! WILL SALIC...

The short answer is YES! We have just developed a Salicylic Acid to help Acne called Hydroxy Overnight Mask!

Evidence for salicylic acid improving acne-prone skin is extensive. What’s more this evidence ranges from 2% (1) (...

21st Aug, 2020

TRUE OR FALSE: DOES DRY S...

Although as you age your skin gets drier and you get more wrinkles, dry skin doesn’t actually cause wrinkles. (1). Wrinkles are caused by damage from Ultraviolet light from the sun, especially UVA rays. Other contributors ar...

21st Aug, 2020

DOES HUMIDITY CAUSE BREAK...

We KNOW that humidity causes breakout because we have experienced it ourselves. But in 2017 we got some confirmatory scientific proof, (1) in a Saudi Arabian study of 144 women aged between 22-24 with acne, humidity and heat ...

21st Aug, 2020

DOES STRESS CAUSE ACNE?

You know it does!

It is a bit of a chicken and egg situation. Or a vicious circle. Or both. Acne is caused by stress. But acne is so stressful! (1)


WHAT’S THE LINK?
THE HORMONE CULPRITS.
The brain has multiple complicated...

21st Aug, 2020

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?...

Too much of a good thing? Should you be mixing Retinal and Vitamin C?

When it comes to anti aging skin care ingredients, two of the heroes are Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) and Vitamin A. If you can tolerate them, you want to us...

21st Aug, 2020

EYE CREAMS: ARE THEY NEED...

Eye creams: We love them, but are they needed?

Both men and women REALLY care about the appearance of our eyes.

In fact, Globally, eye rejuvenation is requested from doctors and aestheticians more often and start at a youn...

21st Aug, 2020

THE EFFECTS OF LOCKDOWN O...

It feels like forever since life was normal! Zoom calls, social distancing, Netflix- no chill! So how has your skin reacted? Without makeup and a bit more time on your hands, have you been looking in the mirror and feeling pl...

21st Aug, 2020

WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKING ...

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (a complex sugar) and it is one of the major components of the scaffolding known as the extracellular matrix of the skin. It’s not just found in skin. It is also f...

21st Aug, 2020

HOW THE CHANGE OF WEATHER...

After a long hot summer, it’s almost a relief to feel that chill in the air as winter begins. When the weather changes, you might start to notice some changes in your skin.

You’re not dreaming! A 2018 Danish study published ...

21st Aug, 2020

MENOPAUSE AND YOUR SKIN

As most menopausal women will tell you, menopause means havoc for your skin.

But seeing as menopause happens when both natural skin aging and premature skin aging (which is mainly caused by cumulative exposure to the sun) a...

21st Aug, 2020

CAUSES OF SKIN AGING AND ...

Our skin is a pretty incredible organ. It’s the largest in our bodies and its primary jobs are to protect our bodies from impacts, changes in pressure and temperature and to keep out “bad” things like harmful chemicals, radia...

21st Aug, 2020

ALCOHOL IN SKINCARE – SOR...

(spoiler alert, don’t read this if you like to hate alcohol)

If you google “alcohol in skincare” you will find a lot of opinions (almost always stated as fact 😊). And mostly, you will see opinions about why alcohol in skinc...

21st Aug, 2020

THE LONG (AND CONTROVERSI...

Vitamin A was first tested in the 1940’s for use in treating acne, but early testing found it to be too irritating. While testing of Vitamin A for acne and a range of other skin conditions continued (and continues to this day...

21st Aug, 2020

HAVING A SKINCARE “ROUTIN...

Jump on to YouTube and search “skincare” … go on I dare you. And you will be inundated with hundreds if not thousands of videos about skin care routines. It seems that everyone either has a routine or has an opinion about som...

22nd Jul, 2020

Story of ESK

Like so much of my life, starting a skin care company was kind of an accident. I was pretty happy being a doctor and part time TV presenter.

The thing is, I would periodically do segments on Sunrise on “what really works in...

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