Skin Care That You Can’t Do Yourself at Home

by Paul on April 11, 2014

Professional-Skin-CareWe’ve always encouraged you to make the most you can for your skin at home, to use care products as natural as they get and perhaps to even make your own such products at home. But what happens when the issues to treat get more serious and suddenly you need a specific kind of skin care that you can do yourself at home? How do you know where to draw the line and seek professional services? This is what this short article will be about.

3 Signs that You Need to See a Dermatologist

1. You have a skin rash or irritation that won’t go away. This may seem like a harmless inconvenience, but it may be not. An apparent skin rash can be the onset of something far more dangerous and that won’t go away by itself: psoriasis. Psoriasis is an auto-immune localized disease that causes the skin affected to never return back to normal if you don’t see a doctor as soon as possible. If your skin rash or irritation won’t calm down in a week, schedule an appointment with your dermatologist.

2. One of your moles or beauty spots grew a bit or has a modified consistency and feel. This is a very dangerous and potentially life-threatening sign, because it may be a symptom of melanoma, a very aggressive type of skin cancer caused by unprotected exposure to sunlight. See a doctor as soon as possible and get their opinion on it. You may need to take some further tests (up to and including a biopsy) to make sure you know exactly what you’re dealing with.

3. Any type of fungus infection that appears on your skin. You may think you can just treat it at home with some anti-fungus cream that worked well the last time, but unless a doctor sees it, you can’t be sure it’s the same type of fungus infection as the last time and that it’s not potentially something worse.

Types of Skin Care That You Can’t Do Yourself at Home

There are certain types of skin care and various treatments that can only be provided by a specialist with special equipment. These are not health-threatening, like the signs presented above, but refer more to beautifying treatments at a professional level.

For example, no matter what the advertising industry tells you, you can’t treat stretch marks that are already settled at home, no matter how hard you try and no matter what creams you use. All you can do at home in this matter is to try to prevent new ones from appearing and even that’s not sure. To get rid of stretch marks that already settled in your skin, you need to undergo laser treatment at a specialized derma salon.

Other things you can get done at a professional level are skin care procedures meant for exfoliating and oxygenizing your face. No matter what kind of creams you use at home, the effect won’t compare with a dermabrasion session performed at a beauty salon equipped with the proper fancy gadgets for the job. The same is true of permanent or semi-permanent hair removal or tattoo make-up, though you can’t really call these last two skin care procedures, but more like beautifying or cosmetic treatments.

Sure, it’s nice to do everything at home and go for treatments as natural as possible, but sometimes you should just allow yourself to get really expert care. Especially when your skin is displaying some symptoms and issues and only a doctor can sort them out before anything goes really wrong.

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