In This Article:
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.
Get exclusive beauty advice delivered twice a month. Unsubscribe at any time.
Back to top
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:
View Media Highlights
The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you sort through the myths and half-truths of the cosmetic industry. With their expert advice, you’ll have the facts you need to take the best possible care of your skin.
We respect your privacy and the information you provide will NOT be sold, shared, or disseminated in any way.
Read More →
Call us Mon–Fri 6am-6pm PT, Sat–Sun 8am-4:30pm PT
Connect with us:
© Copyright 2015 Paula's Choice. All rights reserved. Paula's Choice and Cosmetics Cop are registered trademarks of Paula's Choice, LLC.
NEVER RUN OUT AGAIN
Paula’s Choice Auto Delivery is a quick and convenient way to make sure you never run out of your favorite products again. Just select the products you can’t live without, choose how often you’d like them delivered and we’ll take care of the rest.
*Promotion expires 8:59pm PT, September 1, 2015. No cash value. Applies to US and Canada only.
**No promo code required; discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Promotion expires 8:59pm PT, September 1, 2015. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with other offers. Applies to in-stock products only; no rain checks.
***Promotion expires 8:59pm PT, September 1, 2015. Choose any 3 from 28 available FREE samples on orders of $5 or more.
Please sign in and access your saved member information.
Are you new to our site?Create an account and enjoy benefits that offer faster checkout, easy order tracking and quick reorders.
Are you new to our site? Checkout as a guest. You will have the option to create an account later in checkout.