Dermatologist Skin Care-Is It Worth The Extra Money

If you have any issues with your skin, you have probably considered consulting a dermatologist. They are supposed to be experts in their field and with the right advice, you could notice a huge improvement. But when seeing a dermatologist, skincare recommended by them can be expensive.

Does that mean the products are better than those that are on the high street or in your local drug store? Well sometimes yes it does but often you are paying money for the fancy packaging and the pretty bottle.

To me, if the recommended range is having a marked impact on your skin then it is worth every penny. Why mess around with cheaper products if there is a risk that they are going to adversely affect your appearance? But if you are just buying an image then it is not worthwhile.

In the 80s and 90s, there was a huge trend towards invasive skincare. Botox, facelifts, lip pumping, etc were on the shopping list of all women who could afford these treatments and many who couldn’t but put the bill on their credit cards. Some doctors and therapists recommended these immediate fix options rather than reviewing why your skin was in the state it was.

Now, and perhaps we have the recent credit crunch to thank, people are becoming slightly less anxious to put their bodies through potentially severe surgical routines. More people are searching for a holistic treatment and their skincare choices reflect this.

Botox for example was once hailed as the only solution for wrinkles. You heard very little about the fact that it is only a temporary fix and the procedure itself carries long term risks. For example, many patients suffer severe bruising. We have all seen the models and TV personalities who can no longer blink properly or else have that completely unnatural ‘rabbit in the headlights’ look.

Pick up a tabloid newspaper and at least once a week you will see what a mess a certain celebrity has made of her face at the hands of a cosmetic expert.

You need to review your skincare regime and look at certain key areas.

1) Your diet so your skin can be nourished from the inside out.

2) Ensure you are getting regular exercise but not overdoing it.

3) You need to look after your sleep — it is the time when your skin repairs and rejuvenates

4) You need to keep stress levels under control. Worry and frown lines do not a pretty woman make.

5) You need to pamper yourself. Ok, we probably can’t all afford to go to a spa every week, but we should try and do it at least every couple of months. We deserve it — you know we do.

We need to have a belief in ourselves. If you do not believe that you are beautiful, it doesn’t really matter what you look like. Self-confidence and a certain joy de vivre will do more for the cosmetic look of your skin than applying lots of dermatologist skincare products.

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