Skin Clinic in Birmingham – Treatment, Advice and Support
At Kings Pharmacy, we offer treatments for a wide range of skin conditions, from eczema and dermatitis to dry skin and acne. Visit our friendly and professional pharmacy team to discuss your needs and get on the path to healthier, glowing skin.
Why is your skin so important?
Your skin is the organ that interacts with the external environment. It retains body fluids, preventing dehydration, and serves as a barrier against harmful microbes – without it, we would be susceptible to infections. Your skin contains numerous nerve endings that enable you to sense sensations such as warmth, cold, and pain. Without the ability to feel these sensations, you could suffer severe injuries without even realising it!
How do you keep your skin healthy?
It’s super important to look after your skin. But there are many things we do unconsciously that affects our skin. Take a look at what you can do below to make sure your skin is in its best condition:
Protect Your Skin from Sunlight
One crucial aspect of keeping your skin healthy is protecting it from the sun. Extended sun exposure can result in wrinkles, age spots, skin problems, and an increased risk of skin cancer.
Thorough sun protection involves using broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15, reapplying it every two hours or more often when swimming or sweating, seeking shade during peak sun hours, and wearing protective clothing like tightly woven, long-sleeved garments, and wide-brimmed hats.
Visit our store to purchase various sunscreens that we have on offer
Smoking speeds up skin aging and contributes to wrinkles. It narrows blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin, reducing blood flow, oxygen, and essential nutrients.
Smoking also damages collagen and elastin fibers, responsible for skin strength and elasticity. Repetitive facial expressions made while smoking can also cause wrinkles. Quitting smoking is the best way to protect your skin, and consulting a doctor for cessation support is advised.
We can help you quit smoking! From NRT and advice – make sure to visit us.
Treat Your Skin Gently
Daily cleansing and shaving can negatively affect your skin. To minimize damage, limit bath time and use warm water, avoid strong soaps, shave with care using appropriate products, gently pat your skin dry, and moisturize if necessary.
We offer a variety of skin cleansing products and moisturizers. Stop by our store to learn more.
Eat a Balanced, Healthy Diet
A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can enhance your overall health and skin condition.
Some evidence suggests that diets high in fish oil and low in unhealthy fats and refined carbohydrates may contribute to a more youthful appearance. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water is also crucial for skin health.
We sell fish oils and can provide advice on the best diet.
Manage Stress Effectively
Uncontrolled stress can cause skin sensitivity and trigger issues like acne breakouts. To promote healthy skin and mental well-being, adopt stress management techniques like getting enough sleep, setting realistic goals, reducing your workload, and participating in enjoyable activities. The positive effects may be more significant than expected.
We’re here to support you with stress management. Speak to our team.
What are the most common skin conditions?
There are numerous skin conditions, some of which can be challenging to distinguish. Here are some common conditions treated at an all-round Skin Clinic:
Seborrhoeic dermatitis: This condition causes oily, scaly patches on the skin, often on the scalp. It can affect any part of the body in adults and may result in red, swollen, greasy skin with a white or yellow crust. Treatments include specialized shampoos and medicated creams.
Rosacea: This condition primarily causes facial redness and has four subtypes with unique symptoms. Although there’s no cure, doctors manage symptoms with topical or oral anti-inflammatory medications.
Psoriasis: This autoimmune disorder causes itchy skin patches with an abnormal appearance. Treatments are available to help manage symptoms.
Eczema: Developing usually in childhood, eczema causes itchy rashes that may become bumpy, change color, or thicken. Although there’s no cure, it can resolve on its own or be managed with medications.
Acne: A common skin condition with symptoms like pustules, papules, nodules, and cysts. Acne can be treated with medication, hormonal therapy, or light therapy.
Athlete’s Foot: A fungal infection thriving in warm, damp environments, causing dry, itchy, peeling skin, blisters, and bleeding. Antifungal creams or sprays are typically used for treatment.
We have treatments for all of these in our stores
Kings Pharmacy – Yes, we can be classed as a Skin Clinic in Birmingham
As demonstrated above, our clinic is recognised as a comprehensive skin care centre. While some conditions may require a visit to a doctor or perhaps laser therapy, we ensure proper guidance and appropriate referrals when needed.
Our locations are easily accessible, and you can walk in any time and speak with us, privately and confidentially.