You can also call on the pharmacist who works out of that drug store or pharmacy; a pharmacist has spent several years in school studying just medicines and their effects on the body. They can give you good advice on what skin care options you have.
Day spas and Salons
Obtaining regular skin care treatments from day spas and salons means that you'll probably see the same esthetician every time. Develop a rapport with your esthetician and you'll have someone you can call on with a question or concern.
The esthetician is a professional and has special skills and training to deal with skin care in particular. Your skin is the face you show the world. You don't want to leave it to just anyone.
For serious skin care problems, save time and see your physician first. Explain the problem in detail when you call for an appointment; depending on the issue and your medical insurance requirements, you may be referred to a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in skin care.
If there's a chance that your problem may require prescription medication, say, like an infection, you'll want to start with your doctor's office first. No matter which place you turn to for skin care help, you'll need to be specific when describing your needs.
Write down the problem, any skin care products that might have caused it, and any self-treatments you've attempted so far. Bring a paper and pen with you when you go to speak to someone, so you can write down their skin care advice and be sure not to forget anything.
Once you've spoken to the skin care assistant of your choice, you must follow their instructions explicitly. If you don't take the required steps to solve the problem, it will take that much longer to resolve the issue, leaving you uncomfortable, self-conscious, and possibly even in pain.