Every girl should have a dermatologist on her speed dial. Following a healthy skincare routine is essential, but life will be a lot smoother with a dermatologist by your side.
Acne, blemishes and rashes are common skin problems which could appear due to several reasons. However, if these skin issues are serious and interfere with your day-to-day life then it could be indicating a serious underlying problem. Sometimes these skin concerns may calm with time but if your skin continues to be the same for weeks, you should consider visiting a dermatologist. Only an expert can identify the cause and prescribe the right treatment for your problem.
Here are 5 signs you should visit a dermatologist ASAP!
Severe acne and inflammation
Mild breakouts and getting a pimple or two around your menstrual cycle is normal, but severe inflammatory acne should be checked by a professional. Over-the-counter medicines generally won’t offer much relief, therefore book an appointment with an experienced dermatologist right away to help you with a treatment plan.
You’re breaking out all over your body
Acne does not limit itself to the face, it can also appear on other parts of your body such as the back, chest, shoulders and even your bum. Acne that appears on other parts of the body is difficult to treat as it is more stubborn and hard to reach. A prescription medicine by a dermatologist can help ease things out.
Darkening of underarms and neck
Did you know underarm and neck darkening is a sign of insulin resistance which is a precursor to diabetes? Referred to as acanthosis nigricans, most often people think of it as just dirt or some sort of allergy. It is wise to get it checked by a dermatologist who can identify the cause.
Acne scars are quite stubborn and way more difficult to treat than acne itself. If left untreated these scars can cause a lot of damage to your skin and make it look dull, uneven and mature in the long run. Therefore if you have a lot of scarring left behind by acne, consult a dermatologist right away!
Nothing seems to work
If you are dealing with a skin concern for quite a long time now and none of the DIYs, over-the-counter treatments or skincare products seem to work it’s time to go to a professional. After studying your issue in detail and considering your health problems the dermatologist will be able to guide you with the best treatment plan.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Dec 10, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.