From Dr Ross Perry, Skin Health Expert
Dr Ross Perry gives his expert advice on managing skin care at home while on lockdown/quarantine/social isolation.
He explains that the safest thing to do is stick with a sensible and simple daily routine. Patients should avoid the temptation to test out more intensive products or treatments, as there is the risk of a reaction.
“With everyone now being at home, there’s a very large temptation for everyone to get out all their skin care products and order stuff online as well and just try everything out. I think it’s important for people to just be sensible and just keep to their daily routines. I know we’ve got lots of time on our hands at the moment, but I think putting on creams religiously, trying all these new home care treatments, it is possible that you may get a reaction to it and it may actually make your skin get worse in terms of outbreaks and so forth.
“So I wouldn’t chop and change your products. If you’ve got fairly stable skin and you haven’t got any problems, I wouldn’t try and overdo the rejuvenation process with skin care creams or whether it be machinery or techniques that you can get over the internet. Just keep it very simple and keep it very safe; purely on the basis that these types of things can go wrong if you’re overdoing them. They’re meant for infrequent use as opposed to everyday trying to maximize the results within a short period of time.
“Certain things that I would recommend that are quite good for home care is just your normal daily routine; whether it be a moisturiser, whether it be a night cream, the cleanser; all of those are completely appropriate and sensible to carry on using.
“I think where people tend to go overboard is with the sort of face masks, things like dermaroller where you’re sort of injuring the skin to create a collagen reaction and other sort of technology-based things that are seen as quick fixes from the internet. I would suggest that these are done as per the recommendations and I would certainly wouldn’t overlap the treatments. Again reactions are quite possible so just keep it safe and simple.”
Dr Ross Perry
Ross qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.
He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts, skin tags) and specialises in same day skin surgery procedures. He can provide expert advice on a host of skin problems and dermatology issues.
He also offers natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers).
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors. The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.
Call 020 7386 0464 or email email@example.com to book an appointment.