Skin Clinic in Exeter
We can treat skin infections from eczema and dermatitis, to dry skin and athlete’s foot. Come and have a chat with our expert, professional team and get the creams, lotions or oral medicines you require for healthier skin. Whether it’s you, your child or another family member.
What is the skin?
The skin, being the largest organ of the human body, consists of water, proteins, fats, and minerals. It acts as a protective barrier against harmful microbes and is vital for regulating body temperature. Moreover, nerves within the skin allow us to feel a variety of sensations, such as heat and cold.
The skin has three distinct layers of tissue:
1) Epidermis, the outermost layer.
2) Dermis, the middle layer.
3) Hypodermis, the innermost or fatty layer.
Your skin is such an important organ, and it’s in your best interest to keep it as healthy as possible.
Nourishing Your Skin from Within
It’s comforting to know that no specific foods need to be entirely avoided. Prevention is the best approach to combat skin ageing. Consuming a well-balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals is essential. Vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E, zinc, and selenium play a crucial role in maintaining skin health and functionality.
Inadequate intake of these nutrients could lead to medically recognised skin issues and conditions. Fortunately, a diverse diet typically supplies all these essential nutrients. Additionally, there are proven measures you can adapt to minimise skin damage.
Ensuring adequate fluid intake is crucial for healthy skin. Proper hydration requires approximately six to eight glasses of fluid per day in the UK climate, with increased consumption during summer or periods of high activity.
Water, low-fat milk, and sugar-free beverages like tea and coffee all contribute to your daily intake. Fruit juices and smoothies are also included, but since they contain free sugars, it’s best to limit consumption to under 150ml per day.
Take a look at these hydration apps available.
Common types of skin conditions
There are many different types of skin conditions, and some of them are difficult to tell between them unless diagnosed by a healthcare professional. Below are some of the conditions we deal with every day at Luxtons Pharmacy. This is the reason we class ourselves as a comprehensive Skin Clinic in Exeter:
Seborrheic dermatitis, often referred to as “cradle cap” in infants, results in oily, flaky patches on the skin, usually on the scalp. In adults, it can affect any body part and tends to periodically flare up and recede.
Affected skin may appear red, inflamed, and oily with a white or yellow crust. People with darker skin may notice flower-like scales and an uneven skin tone. Various treatments, such as specialized shampoos and medicated creams, can help relieve symptoms.
We supply and sell treatments for Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Rosacea mainly causes facial redness, which can appear darker and more intense on dark skin. Although there is no cure, doctors manage rosacea symptoms using topical or oral anti-inflammatory medications.
We can supply treatments for Rosacea. Call us to find out more
Psoriasis, an autoimmune condition, is characterized by itchy skin patches with an unusual appearance. The affected skin areas’ size, severity, and color depend on the individual’s skin tone.
We can supply treatments for Psoriasis. Visit us in store today
Eczema, typically developing in childhood, comes in various forms and causes itchy rashes that may become bumpy, change color, or thicken. While there is no cure, eczema can resolve itself or be managed with medications.
We can supply treatments and creams for Eczema.
Acne, a widespread skin condition, presents symptoms such as pustules, papules, nodules, and cysts. It can affect anyone, but people of color may develop dark spots called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Acne treatments include medication, hormonal therapy, or light therapy.
We can have plenty of treatments for the treatment of Acne
Athlete’s foot, a fungal infection, thrives in warm, damp conditions. Symptoms include dry, itchy, peeling skin, blisters, and bleeding, with the skin between the toes or under the foot appearing wet, pale, cracked, or scaly. Antifungal creams or sprays are commonly used for treatment.
We treat athlete’s foot every day. Pop in and speak to us
Exeter’s Skin Clinic – Visit us!
We don’t only dispense prescriptions. We can advise on the best course of treatment for your skin. Of course, some conditions may require a doctor’s visit or laser therapy. We will ensure proper guidance and triage if necessary.
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