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Signs It’s Time to Visit a Dermatologist

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Jun 02, 2016
Signs It’s Time to Visit a Dermatologist

When it comes to the safekeeping of your hair and skincare, there are several signs that should not be ignored. Sometimes we get caught up in the daily cycle of life that we often neglect telltale symptoms that can be detrimental in sustaining our health. You know your body better than anyone else therefore if you notice certain symptoms, say something!

This is your body’s way of telling you that something just isn’t right by serving as an indicator that it may be time to visit a healthcare professional. If you’re still on the fence about your skincare and whether or not, you should visit a dermatologist hopefully these signs will provide you with the extra push to make your appointment right away!

Sunburn: If you have ever experienced sunburn or visited a tanning salon, then you should visit a dermatologist immediately. Sun lovers are more prone to skin cancer and should always take the necessary precautions to ensure there are not any abnormalities or cancerous cells that have developed. Identifying cancerous spots on your body can literally save your life. Remember early detection is always best.

Skin Rashes: At home remedies to cure skin irritations such as rashes, redness, or pimples can make matters much worse. If you begin to notice that despite your many efforts the affected areas don’t clear up in a timely manner, chances are it is more severe than originally anticipated.

Acne: Although everyone experiences an acne breakout at some point in their life if the breakouts noticeably spread to other body parts, leave scarring, or dark marks then it’s about time that you make a trip to the doctor’s office.

Moles: According to Dr. Gary Goldfaden, the creator of Goldfaden MD skin products, “there is something called the ABCs of moles, but in general, if an older mole is changing in size, shape, or color, or has become itchy, you need to have it checked out. New moles that are black or very dark brown should also be examined,” he said.

We hope these tips will help you decipher when it’s time to head to the dermatologist for a little help to get your hair, skin and nails on the right track towards great health!