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“Problem skin, also called acne in medical terms, is a skin problem caused by male hormones which can affect both men and women from puberty onwards. In most men it goes away after puberty, whereas in wom…

“The advent of pigmentation has a complex set of causes. Influences between hormones, too much sun exposure and the inherited effect of our genes combine to form the unevenly coloured patches. The control and to a cert…

“Ageing of the skin is a sad fact of human life but understanding the nature of how skin cells communicate has opened a door to slowing down the inevitable aging process. The essential elements of human life sunshine…

“Too much sunlight over lengthy periods can cause damage to cells and structural proteins in the skin. The higher energy radiation of ultraviolet light can also damage DNA components and degrade the physical…

“Scars and the tears of stretch marks are caused by injury to the structural proteins in the dermis, namely collagen and elastin. This tearing usually occurs as a result of quick growth or expansion of the skin during puberty, pregna…

“Severe skin sensitivity can occur due to an increased tendency of skin cells to release molecules causing inflammation which can lead to redness, swelling, pain, increased heat and loss of cell function. There may be many…