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5 Skin concerns you should not be asking your friend to solve

Why should you consult a skin specialist for all your skin problems?
Posted date on Jul 10, 2021

5 skin concerns you should not be asking your friend to solve

Chances are that your appointment with a skin specialist is long due , but you tend to delay it, deeming it unimportant because your skin issues may not be causing any major discomfort to your lifestyle. Most people try to pick up treatments for these concerns from unverified and medically unauthenticated sources or simply follow the advice of a friend/colleague. 

But did you know that by doing this you could be potentially damaging your skin and lead them to much worse conditions?

Here is a list of skin concerns that you definitely should not be googling for remedies or asking a friend, as what works for them may not work for you.

  1. Acne

    It is a chronic skin condition that involves the sebaceous glands situated at hair follicles. It is the most common skin problem faced especially among young adults. It causes spots and pimples on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. Some of the risk factors include genetics, the menstrual cycle, anxiety and stress, humidity and so on. If not treated right, they can leave behind skin scars which are impossible to remove. They can only be reduced by procedures. Hence, prevention is better than cure.

    What are some of the basic skincare tips to prevent acne & pimples?
  2. Large Pores

    If your pores appear larger it could be because of acne, non-comedogenic skincare products or sun damage. There are many myths surrounding pores such as steaming or application of ice could close them. But this is not true. Only a dermatologist can recommend treatments to close them permanently.

  3. Sensitive and Inflamed Skin

    Sensitive and inflamed skin usually occurs as a consequence of other skin conditions such as dry skin, atopic and contact dermatitis,  urticaria, photodermatoses, rosacea, etc. Although sensitive skin in itself is not dangerous; but if you suspect it involves an allergic response, contact a dermatologist immediately rather than trying to solve it using unauthentic remedies.

  4. Eczema

    Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a condition where patches of your skin become scaly and itchy, and in some cases blisters may also form. Eczema is not contagious and is mild in most cases. However, continuous rubbing and scratching can lead to skin infections that can complicate the condition. Moreover, eczema decreases the quality of sleep and life in general.

    What are the different types of Eczema and how to treat them?
  5. Skin reactions to beauty products

    In a race toward keeping up with the latest fads, especially in the world of beauty products, people tend to forget to check the compatibility of these products with their skin type before using them. This can cause symptoms anywhere between rashes to full blown allergic reactions, sometimes life threatening. Hence, it is always suggested to seek the advice of a dermatologist before trying any product as they will be able to correctly determine what is best suited for your skin.

    Should you consult a dermatologist before choosing skincare products?

Apart from the conditions mentioned above, it is advised to always seek a dermatologist for any and all kinds of skincare concerns. There is a possibility that we may wrongly identify symptoms and self-treat it with the wrong medication, causing more serious issues. Only a skincare specialist will be able to diagnose and suggest treatments that help you get better with minimal hindrance to your everyday life.

In case you are facing similar conditions or have any queries, feel free to reach out to me in the comments section below. You can also book an appointment with me. For consultation, please feel free to contact my team at +91 9620638388 or visit my website.

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