From acne and rosacea to eczema and pigmentation, if you have experienced any kind of skin issue, you’ll know that the effects are more than just skin deep. Research highlights the distinct link between mental health and skin problems, and for many of us, the emotional toll is often one of the most difficult symptoms to deal with. Especially when it feels as though no one is listening or even understands.
Recently, however, professionals are shining a light on skin and mental health and pushing for positive change. A new survey undertaken by the British Skin Foundation found that nine in 10 dermatologists agree that not enough importance is placed on the psychological effects of skin conditions, acknowledging that patients often feel that they are “not listened to or understood by their healthcare providers.”