Want some help tackling some of the most common skincare conditions out there? From acne to eczema, the best way to address complexion concerns is with a little help from the experts. That’s where the Superdrug pharmacy skin advice and treatment servicecomes in.
Here’s everything you need to know…
What is the Superdrug pharmacy skin advice and treatment service?
At Superdrug Pharmacy, you’ll find support, advice and treatment options for a range of skin conditions. Our experts will not only help you understand exactly what your skin needs but also offer prescription-strength products (when it’s required) to really see a difference. Our Superdrug Ambassador, Dr Sara Kayat, hopes that support from a Superdrug-trained pharmacist will ‘allow people to live more confidently in the skin they’re in as well as helping to treat their skin conditions.’
Who is it suitable for?
More than half of adults have seen a doctor about a visible skin condition but are unlikely to get the help they need because of the lack of available appointments and long waiting lists. That’s why we’ve made our service easily accessible on the high street, so skincare advice can be given to everyone who needs it. It’s ideal for those who are aged 16 and over with acne and eczema, two of the most common skin conditions in the UK. Eczema affects 1 in every 5 children and 1 in every 12 adults, whereas 95% of people aged 11 to 30 and 3% of adults over 35 have experienced acne in some form.
How to get the skin advice and treatment service at a Superdrug Pharmacy
Consultations are on a walk-in basis, totally free of charge and often held in a separate room. Our available trained pharmacists aim to deliver impartial, judgement-free skincare advice and answer any questions you might have. Specific prescription-only medication may also be recommended (like Skinoren and Epiduo for acne and Clobetasone for eczema) following the consultation if clinically appropriate.
Benefits to your self-esteem
Here at Superdrug, we’re passionate about helping people feel confident in their own skin, and it’s safe to say there are more benefits to seeing one of our pharmacists than just a clear and glowing complexion. We’ve found that a staggering 66% feel self-conscious about their skin condition and nearly half of those asked feel that it’s knocked their confidence. As well as feeling embarrassed about their skin, many said that they’d stopped socialising, wanted to hide away in public and that it had affected both their love life and performance at work.
Caris Newson, Head of Healthcare Services at Superdrug, said: ‘As our research has shown, skin conditions can, unfortunately, have a huge impact on an individual’s self-esteem. Our service will hopefully go some way in giving people an easy and convenient way to get professional help, advice or treatment for their skin, simply by visiting their local high street Superdrug pharmacy.’
How else is Superdrug supporting those with skin conditions?
In addition to our skin advice and treatment service, we’ve proudly launched our Skinceptance campaign to help support those struggling with their complexion. Highlighting how skin conditions like acne and eczema can negatively affect self-esteem, we’ve teamed up with five UK influencers who suffer from acne and eczema. Our unedited Superdrug photoshoot aims to showcase their skin and normalise common concerns.
As part of Superdrug’s Skinceptance campaign, five UK influencers who suffer from acne and eczema took part in an unedited Superdrug photoshoot to showcase their skin which have been used throughout this article.
Lydia @_lydslife, Adam @adamrobertlamb, Betty @bemusebybetty, Karishma @yasitskrishy, and Kalia @kalia.lai