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The skin is the largest organ in the human body. The fortunate thing is we are able to monitor its condition at all times and have direct access when we want to treat it! It is also vitally important to our appearance and self esteem, and we all want to do our best to get our skin looking and feeling great . At Skinsmart, we want to give you the best tips and most accurate information to ensure your skin health. Articles on our skin blog aim to address common skin issues, offering advice on how best to manage them.

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The relationship between stress and disease has been well described with many conditions proven to be triggered or exacerbated by stress. Well known examples are hypertension, migraines and epileptic seizures. However, does stress worsen skin conditions? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’.  In fact, this has been clearly demonstrated during the pandemic over the last 18 months, when mounting emotional stress has triggered some skin diseases and caused other stable skin conditions to flare up.

Winter is fast approaching, so it’s high time to revisit the impact that winter weather has on the skin and look at what we can do to keep our skin hydrated and healthy in the colder months.

Anti-oxidants in Skincare

13 Apr 2021
Kesiree Naidoo
10 min read

What are anti-oxidants, what do they do and which ones are best? Skin ageing is a complex process driven by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Essentially it is a manifestation…

The relationship between stress and disease has been well described with many conditions proven to be triggered or exacerbated by stress. Well known examples are hypertension, migraines and epileptic seizures. However, does stress worsen skin conditions? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’.  In fact, this has been clearly demonstrated during the pandemic over the last 18 months, when mounting emotional stress has triggered some skin diseases and caused other stable skin conditions to flare up.

Winter is fast approaching, so it’s high time to revisit the impact that winter weather has on the skin and look at what we can do to keep our skin hydrated and healthy in the colder months.

Anti-oxidants in Skincare

13 Apr 2021
Kesiree Naidoo
10 min read

What are anti-oxidants, what do they do and which ones are best? Skin ageing is a complex process driven by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Essentially it is a manifestation…





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Pregnancy and your skin

27 Nov 2019
Kesiree Naidoo
4 min read

Congratulations you are pregnant and while you’re expecting a beautiful glowing skin that we’ve come to associate with pregnant women, there may be a few unexpected surprises leaving you less than happy! To begin with pregnancy can affect not just your skin, but your hair and nails too. Most body changes observed in pregnancy are…

Peptides for skin

21 Oct 2019
Kesiree Naidoo
5 min read

If you haven’t heard about the use of peptides in skin care products, we’re going to tell you what you’ve been missing. Peptides have come a long way and the new research about how they benefit skin is remarkable. Some of the information out there is overblown, but other aspects of peptides for skin deserve…

Vitamin C – The Difference

26 Sep 2019
Kesiree Naidoo
4 min read

There is an overwhelming amount of new vitamin C containing skincare products on the market, with marketing campaigns and social media urging one to use vitamin C in their skincare regimen. But what exactly does vitamin C do for the skin, and why is it important to invest in the right product? Vitamin C is…

Meet the ladies behind Skinsmart

29 Aug 2019
Kesiree Naidoo
3 min read

August is women’s month, a month for Celebrating, Connecting, and Supporting, Women. We have seen significant growth in women owned business’ in South Africa throughout the years, across a range of sectors and industries, and we hope to see this go from strength to strength. We have seen significant growth in women owned business’ in…

  What is Retinol? Retinol or Vitamin A belongs to the larger ‘class’ of retinoids. Retinoids have long been considered the gold standard of anti ageing skincare and as such should be a part of any anti ageing skincare regimen. Retinol applied to the skin is converted to retinoic acid (tretinoin) in skin cells which…

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