British Skin Foundation Celebrates 20 Research Years
Sixty percent of British people suffered from a skin disease at some degrees during their lifetime. The new survey disclosed at the British Skin Foundation's Skin Deep-20 Year of Research Conference on 13 October in London.
The only UK charity that funds research in various types of skin disease is the British Skin Foundation. The foundation conducted a survey to the public regarding their skin health as the charity celebrates 20 years of generating money for research studies.
The study accounted all skin conditions from the most ordinary through the deadly diseases. For a situation 28% of the population admitted who are in distress of acne at some stage. Some of those #9% admit they don't know how to handle it. Dr. Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist, narrates that acne is a skin disease that is treatable and it is essential that as early as that people with these problem would seek help. She reiterated that no one should feel this burden in silence. Immediate and early access to your family doctor or dermatologist is a key. Regardless of whether it is not life-threatening, the damage of acne can cause should not be underrated. Since it can lead to a scarred skin, furthermore it can have profound effects on self-esteem to the person concern. As early as possible, it is important to deal with it to prevent lasting physical and psychological effects.
Out of ten, seven persons have evident scars or apparent skin conditions, with 72% of this group saying it affects the boost of their confidence, instead it lessened their self-esteems.
Lisa Bickerstaffe, British Skin Foundation spokesperson, points out statistics like this remind us how intense skin conditions and scars can affect everyday life by smashing the confidence of the people. Instead of allowing the skin problems manipulate lives, put anxiety on relationships and devour self-esteem. The goal of the foundation is to fund more research as possible to try and help those people with skin issues.
People of about 14% confessed that they feel so uncomfortable if they see a person with evident skin condition or scar of the population as a whole.
In addition, Bickerstaffe says that they also aim to educate people who do not suffer from skin conditions or scar. Through media and online education is door to help other to understand that those with skin issues should not be overlooked or scared.
Concerned people admitted to being sun burnt thrice or more in their lifetime reached to 85%. Out of ten, only one revealed that SPF-30 or more was not being applied when abroad. More than fifth of the people acknowledged that they forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming during holidays.
Dr. Emma Wedgeworth, consultant dermatologist, alarms that sunburn isn't just a nuisance, it's a warning. We know that just five or more instances in your life can double your risk of melanoma. This is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
She further emphasizes that we are living longer and travelling most of the time than before, thus we need to look after our skin from an early age. Seeking shade, covering up and reapplication of sun cream can all essentially reduce skin cancer and skin damage.
Percentage of people getting sun burn is rising, while this is getting higher, more positively, 80% are at least regularly attending their skin and moles. They as well encourage the member of their family to be cautious.
The most effective way to detect skin cancer is to check your skin regularly. Check out for moles or patches of skin that are growing, changing shape, developing new colors, inflamed, bleeding, crusting, red around the edges, itchy, and behaving unusually. If in doubt, get it checked right away, explains consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon, Dr. Bav Shergill.
Our survey has shown that percentage of people who are affected by skin disease during their lifetime is high. It tells us that our work is just significant today as it was twenty years ago. It indicates that more research is required to help people with all types of skin problems and we will continue to raise money for research purposes to find treatment that heal all skin diseases, including skin cancer according to British Skin Foundation CEO, Matthew Patey.