Are you worried about the current condition of your skin? A poor complexion is something that can be very hard to hide, even with makeup, but you have to present your face to the world all the time. If you experience skin problems, whether it is acne, eczema, rosacea, or anything else that makes you uncomfortable with how you look, there are things you can do.

Here are four things you can try if you are unhappy about how your skin looks:

See a Specialist

Many GPs are not that familiar with skin conditions and so you may not get the results you want by talking to your regular doctor about your problem. Going to a specialist skin repair clinic who have award winning treatments is a simple way to speak to someone who is truly a skin expert. They may have a better idea about the best way to get you past your skin issues and give you clearer and more beautiful skin.

Rule Out Allergies

Dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can often be affected by allergies that you may not even know you have. You should consider a food elimination diet where you reintroduce foods that are known allergens, like wheat and dairy, slowly, so you can gauge how your skin reacts.

For dry skin conditions, dietary causes are quite common, but they can also be caused by allergies relating to other things like cleaning products or cosmetics that make direct contact with your skin. Going through a process of figuring out what you may have changed or used lately that could have had a bad interaction with your skin may help you find the thing you need to avoid.

Consider Hormonal Causes

Other skin conditions like acne tend to have hormonal causes rather than be tied to diet and allergies. If you have had a major hormonal change recently, such as pregnancy, puberty or the menopause, then this could well be at the root of your problems. Low progestogen in women can also be a cause of acne and this can also lead to other issues like fertility problems.

Check Your Thyroid

For those with dry skin conditions, an underactive thyroid can often be to blame. If you have other symptoms of this, such as lethargy and difficulty maintaining a healthy weight then you may find that your thyroid gland is not performing properly. Equally, if you have an overactive thyroid you may experience excessive oiliness of the skin, which can lead to spots. A simple blood test can find out if your thyroid is connected to your skin issues. If you discover your thyroid is the cause of the problem, this can be treated and your skin will improve.

These are some of the things you should think about checking out if your skin is currently causing you discomfort or making you feel self-conscious. Whether it is dry or oily and pimply, skin is important, so talk to someone if yours is giving you trouble.

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