12 Days of Blogmas Day 3 : Top Tips from My Dermatologist

Welcome to day 3 of Blogmas 2022!

Last month I booked a consultation with a private dermatologist at ProSkin Clinic and Health UK. I’ve struggled with my skin for years – from my early days of puberty and throughout adulthood. I’ve tried lotions and potions, changes in diet, oral prescriptions from my GP and everything in between. I also discovered I had a condition called Dermatillomania a type of OCD presenting as excessive skin picking. But nothing worked and after a particularly rough episode with my skin I decided it was time to take action.

Examining the extensive list of products and services offered by ProSkin I didn’t have a clue where to start. Booking a consultation was straightforward, the clinic welcoming and the dermatologist knowledgeable and understanding. Not only did I come out with a personalised skin plan including topical products, supplements and treatments plus a promise of support if things weren’t working – but I also picked up some useful tips I could put into practice straight away.

Here are some of them:

  1. Double cleanse in the evening – this may be obvious but I had never even considered washing my face twice in the evening to make sure I get rid off all the make-up and grim built up during the day. This simple task has already been a game changer for my skin!
  2. Use products and supplements with vitamin A – Vitamin A (also known as retinol) helps to normalise skin cells. This essential nutrient needs to be consistently replaced daily and can be applied directly to the skin alongside supplementation – just be wary – some stronger retinols can irritate the skin so always start with a lower %.
  3. Use body oil in the shower – my greasy skin is actually really dry (who knew!) which can cause dullness, irritation and congestion. Using something as simple as baby oil at the end of your shower is an easy and quick way to ensure your skin stays regularly moistirised.
  4. Feed your skin from the inside out – good nutrition is a hugely important factor in maintaining optimal skin integrity and healing. Taking a bespoke supplement will help bridge any nutritional gap to help us maintain a balance. From probiotics to vitamins and minerals – there’s a lot of options out there, which is where a dermatologist can help recommend a bespoke option for you to try.

My particular skin plan includes all of the above plus recommended treatments – all of which I’m really excited to get started with! Watch this space 🙂




Published by Ellie Hully

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