Skin Care


Scabies

Scabies is a common skin condition which results in a red, intensely itchy rash. It's a highly contagious condition, and can spread easily.

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Prevention and Treatment of Minor Skin Infections

There are a wide variety of germs that can cause skin infections. The most common conditions are caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

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Eczema

The term Dermatitis is used to describe a number of skin irritations and rashes characterised by inflammation of the skin. 

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Blistex Lip Care Range

SPONSORED. Dry, cracked or chapped lips, we all know winter wreaks havoc on our lips. With our lips having the thinnest layers of skin...

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Blistex Agave Rescue

SPONSORED. Meet the newest member of the Blistex family, Agave Rescue...

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Winter Lip Care

If you thought summer was the worst time for dry, chapped lips, think again. Winter can actually be the time more of us suffer...

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Dry skin

The skin is your first barrier of protection from the outside world. It should keep the moisture in and infections out. Usually this works well, but..

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer begins when the skin cells are damaged and become cancerous. 90% of skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun.

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Blistex Hemp & Shea Hydration

SPONSORED. Blistex’s new Hemp & Shea Hydration has arrived just in time for spring!

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Soothe Sunburn

Soothe Sunburn in no time. Spray DYC Apple Cider Vinegar on sunburn to soothe the affected area. Ingredients: DYC Apple Cider ..

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Blistex Lip Infusions

SPONSORED. If you get sore or chapped lips, you’ll know the Blistex lip balm range, it’s been the go-to for dry, cracked lips for years...

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Sunscreens and what exactly does SPF mean?

In the pharmacy we usually see the first lot of people with sunburn at Labour weekend. It is like we all forgot that sun was hot during winter and h..

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Longer Lasting Nail Polish

To make nail polish last longer, wipe fingernails with cotton wool that has been soaked with DYC White Vinegar before applying nail polish. You will..

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Blistex Lip Conditioner SPF30 & Blistex Lip Conditioning Balm SPF30

SPONSORED. Blistex Lip Conditioner has been a favourite of makeup artists, models, beauty editors and you for many years...

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Lip care

Lips are an important part of our body, but we can easily forget to look after them. It is only when they are damaged that we pay them some attentio..

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Beauty and the East

With a worldwide rise in the popularity of holistic health, it’s little wonder that we are turning to the East for inspiration in the quest to opt..

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‘Natural’ Alternatives to Conventional Nail Polish

Most women are familiar with that noxious and heady smell as you open a bottle of nail polish. The anticipation of painting the fashion town red wit..

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In the Summer time

For many of us, a sunny, warm summer is exciting. Getting outside and enjoying summer is part of being a kiwi. I’m all for that as long as we also r..

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It’s time to be SunSmart

Written by: Jenny Cade In my last blog I wrote about a recent personal experience with a mole that had to be removed because it could become a mela..

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Sun Care

Sunlight damages skin. Areas most exposed (the hands, forearms, face and neck) are the most damaged and this damage can lead to skin cancer.

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Summer Health Tips

The ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that gets through the earth’s outer atmosphere is so much stronger at this time of year, causing sunburn...

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Skin Conditions

The condition of your skin can tell you a lot about your state of health, even your state of mind. Most skin problems happen either when...

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Skin Care

Skin is your barrier against the outside world. It protects your organs and immune system from bacteria and disease...

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Scalp conditions

Seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis of the scalp, contact dermatitis, lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematotus, alopecia...

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Scabies and bed bugs

Just visible to the naked eyes, the pregnant female itch mite Sarcoptes Scabiei burrows a tunnel into the skin of her human host before...

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Psoriasis

Most commonly, affected skin takes on a scaly appearance with silvery dry, scaly skin flakes forming an angry, red, inflamed patch of skin.

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Melanoma

Melanoma is deservedly the most feared of the skin cancers, with nearly 3000 New Zealanders diagnosed every year.

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Fungal Infections

The most common types of fungal infections are caused by a mould-like fungus in the outer layers of the skin, usually on the arms, legs...

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Baby Skin Health

When skin problems are unsettling your baby you can usually see what you’re dealing with and can closely monitor the progress.

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