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1 in 5 knowingly use a potentially damaging product to help their skin condition

  • Brits use an average of 8 different products to combat skin conditions

  • Almost a third (29%) said it took over 6 months to have their skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis, diagnosed by a professional

  • 1 in 2 (49%) people have used products that they know could cause more harm than good on their skin

New research has revealed the lengths to which Brits are willing to go to achieve ‘perfect skin’. In fact, the battle to find the perfect skin routine is causing Brits to go through an average of eight different skincare products in their quest to combat their skin issues.

The research, conducted by Medovie, a natural skin solution for those with chronic skin conditions, shows that one in 10 have tried 16 or more different products to get themselves looking their best.

A poll of 2,000 adults with skin conditions found less than 20% have found the ‘perfect’ skincare routine for their skin type, although nine in 10 know it's important to help maintain it.

Nadav Shraibom, Scientific Founder and Celebrity Skin Consultant at Medovie stated: “Finding the perfect skincare routine, especially for those with chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can be a long road, especially when you’re unsure as to what your issue may be.”

“Whilst trying different products may help you find your perfect routine, this can actually be doing more harm than good and could be damaging your skin barrier, causing more irritation and inflammation.

“Remember, the perfect skin routine involves the three P’s - patience, persistence and prevention! If your skin condition is triggered by stress and anxiety, this then can turn into a painful and vicious cycle, so it’s best to try and maintain your skin health to help alleviate some of the symptoms”

The research found three quarters have had a formal diagnosis of a skin complaint, such as eczema or psoriasis, with an average of four and a half months wait to find out what it was, and up to a third of people (29%) waiting over 6 months to have their skin condition diagnosed.

Unsurprisingly, six in 10 wish they’d been able to get their diagnosis sooner, with the most common complaints being eczema (54%), acne (32%) and psoriasis (31%).

Due to the length of time it takes to get a formal diagnosis, many admit to turning to methods that they now regret (six in 10) to help cure or heal their skin condition, even though half knew that what they were doing would be damaging. 47% admit to scratching their skin, a third (33%) have used a scrub that is too harsh and 30% admit to skipping their moisturiser - all of which can cause further irritation to inflamed and irritated skin.

The impact having a skin condition has on a person, isn’t just having an effect on their skin. The top 15 things that those with skin conditions have done when they’ve had a bad skin day are:

Just over half of respondents (51%) find knowing which products to trust hinders their quest for the perfect skincare routine. 45% state that they choose products that have been proven effective by clinical research and 38% look for those that are made with natural ingredients.

Nadav Shraibom, Scientific Founder and Celebrity Skin Consultant at Medovie stated: “Having a skin condition doesn’t just have an impact on a person’s skin, but can affect their everyday lives, as well as their mental health.

There is so much information available that it can be hard for many to discern what are the facts and what are the myths in relation to their skin. Therefore, I would always advise that you seek the opinion of a specialist to help formally diagnose your condition - there’s no need to be embarrassed, we’ve seen it all! They will then be able to recommend the best products for you to use to help treat your skin condition.

“Through our innovative 3HX formula, we have managed to help people treat skin concerns, externally and from within, and make long-lasting, effective change and help reduce the anguish many face with their skin conditions.”


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