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When you're naked and standing in front of a full-length mirror, you can clearly see that the skin is the largest organ of your body. Although it is one continuous layer covering and protecting your insides, it isn't uniform. From the skin on your face to the skin around your nails, on your scalp, over your arms and legs, elbows, and feet, every nook and cranny has unique issues and potential problems.
Taking care of your skin and the various problems that may show up, can be challenging. Thankfully, whether it's acne, dandruff, calluses, wrinkles, oily skin, dry skin, or red bumps (keratosis pilaris), these problems are relatively easy to take care of on your own with over-the-counter products. But, not every skin difficulty can be resolved without the help of a dermatologist—and there will be times when you spot something and exclaim: "What the heck is that?" Following are some hints for deciding when to call and make an appointment.Read More Below
If you're wondering whether or not your skin-care concern is something a doctor should evaluate, use the following criteria to determine if an appointment with the dermatologist is warranted:
These general guidelines will help you determine when you should book an appointment with a dermatologist or when you should wait. As a rule, when in doubt, don't hesitate to call and ask for a medical consultation to be sure. After all, when you wonder "What the heck is that?" on your skin, it's important that you find out from someone medically trained to diagnose and treat the problem.
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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:
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