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More people self-diagnose skin conditions than seek professional help

People are more likely to seek help for a skin condition by searching online than visiting an expert, according to the latest YouGov data.

27% of people have consulted the internet for help, while only 19% have seen a dermatologist, the survey found.

Skincare brand Dermalex, which manufactures products to treat skin conditions, commissioned YouGov to conduct the survey into the population’s experiences with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne.

It found that 50% of the UK’s adult population has suffered with a skin condition but 38% of sufferers didn’t fully understand their condition, and 28% have covered up their skin due to embarrassment.

in brief

// Liverpool salon owner Katie Walker was presented with The Prince’s Trust Young Achiever Award at the Pride of Britain Awards. Walker was commended for achieving her dream of opening a salon after escaping a violent partner. She is now expanding the salon to train women suffering from abuse.

// The amount of effort Brits put into their appearance decreases with age, according to research from VoucherCodesPro, with 90% of people aged the salon to putting in less effort than they did when they were younger.

// Mobile treatment service Secret Spa has teamed up with skincare brand Decléor to become the only mobile operator to offer two of its most popular treatments – The Ultimate Vitamin Glow and The Vitamin Glow Facial.

// Gaia Spa in Plymouth has introduced cosmeceutical skincare brand IS Clinical and is also set to launch the Equinox Retreat in March, a four-day package focused on helping clients achieve inner balance and create life changes.

// London-based The Spa in Dolphin Square has appointed Zara Williams as spa manager, with the job of maximising profitability and guest satisfaction. Williams has more than a decade of experience, with previous operational roles at the Bvlgari Hotel and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental.

This article appears in the Professional Beauty December 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty December 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty