We’d all like flawless skin but a number of factors in modern day living can have a big impact on our skin’s condition.
Pollution, stress, a less than ideal diet, health conditions and dehydration can all play a role in our skin’s health and appearance. There are over 700 diseases of the skin and a remarkably large number of people suffer from skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, ichthyosis, vitiligo, hives and seborrheic dermatitis.
This tends to affect how people feel about themselves, and we all know how poor self-image can have an impact on our overall well-being, body confidence and even our mental health.
Although there are numerous skin care products and treatments available in the marketplace claiming all sorts of benefits, most don’t carry the weight of scientific research behind them.
Is this latest cream, gel or serum really going to make me look younger?
If you are dealing with any type of skin condition, it is worth finding an expert who can advise you on the best treatment for you, based on your individual needs and any underling skin condition you may have.
That’s the advice of some of London’s best dermatologists at 25 Harley Street in London who have years of experience based on scientific research to provide the best treatment for your unique and specific needs.
Make the right decision
Getting the correct diagnosis, looking at the causes of your disease and determining the right course of treatment can make it much easier to live with a skin condition.
Not all skin conditions can be cured immediately, many, like eczema and psoriasis can be chronic, which means they may continue to flare up at different times throughout your life.
Being under the care of dermatologist though ensures you can have the best possible treatment and, given stress can be a major cause of skin disease, can help you feel more confident, more relaxed and less stressed and therefore less likely to experience flare ups.
Let’s face it if you see your psoriasis starting to flare up but you know with your treatment you can quickly get it back under control you are far less likely to experience the vicious cycle of worrying about it and making it worse so worrying even more.
Expert dermatologists, after proper evaluation of your medical history, will consider facts such as your present health condition, your age, what medications you are taking, any allergies you may have to find out the root cause of the problem and plan treatment accordingly.
Whilst concerns about our skin can make us feel bad with proper care of the body’s largest organ, everyone can enjoy the best possible quality of life. There are many factors to consider when choosing a dermatologist such as
- What is the reputation of the clinic?
- How long have they been in business?
- Qualification, specialization, and experience of dermatologists
- Approach and attitude
- Patient reviews
7 Tips for healthy skin
Some people are naturally blessed with good skin, but we can all make the best of our appearance with good skin care and proper medical care.
- Keep skin nourished and clean
- Choose a moisturizer according to your skin type
- Use good sunscreen
- Keep a food diary – is there anything you eat which causes skin problems?
- Exercise daily
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
- Have at least 8 hours of good quality sleep per night
Maintain skin care routine
With today’s busy lifestyle many people don’t have a regular skin care routine. If you asked them they would say it is due to time pressure. Yet a simple daily routine such as cleansing and moisturizing doesn’t have to take long – we all make time to brush our teeth so why not extend a few minutes care for your skin too.