Skincare is something I am very passionate about. I’ve talked about it on the blog before (here and here) and shared a few of the product and brands I love. Great skin though, goes beyond finding amazing skincare products, it’s about your overall health and skin conditions.
Acne was a struggle for me while I was growing up. Even now I have to make sure that I am taking really good care of my skin since I am still prone to breakouts. I never understood why my skin was worse than someone else’s! I washed my face twice a day, never EVER went to bed with makeup on, drank water, used good products, etc. It wasn’t until I was getting my makeup done for prom when my makeup artist said “acne is so much more than what is happening on the surface” that I realized I needed to dive a little deeper into my skincare.
My first experience with a dermatologist was less than stellar. The doctor was not very friendly or even very helpful. He prescribed an oral treatment (even though I asked for topical) and I had a horrible allergic reaction. I never went back. Over the next few years I relied on facials and had a few estheticians mention the redness in my cheeks. I didn’t really think too much about it (hey… natural blush, right?!). Unfortunately I’ve noticed lately that the redness and small bumps have spread to my arms.
My schedule is not the best for setting aside time for long visits to the doctor’s office. With that being said, I knew I needed to see a dermatologist before I could take any next steps in clearing up my skin. This is where YoDerm came in. YoDerm is an online dermatologist that makes it extremely easy to receive a consultation and treatment plan. The best part is you never have to leave your home!! At first I was a little skeptical because I wasn’t sure that someone would be able to accurately diagnose my skin conditions online. I am happy to say I was pleasantly surprised!
The consultation was a quick questionnaire about my skin type, issues I have, and my medical history. The YoDerm mobile site makes it easy to upload pictures from your phone to show your doctor the affected areas, along with descriptions. Quickly after I submitted everything I received my treatment plan with instructions and information on my diagnosis. I picked up my perceptions at my chosen pharmacy later that day. The whole process really was too easy! My dermatologist was so helpful and continued to answer my questions over the next couple of days which really put me at ease.
I have been using my prescribed treatment plan over the last week and I cannot tell you what a difference I see in my skin! I will have a follow-up consultation in six months to track my progress and re-asess my treatment plan.
Do you struggle with skincare and finding a treatment plan that works for you? Have you heard of YoDerm before? I’d love to hear what you think! Use the link from this post and you will receive $10 off!
Thank you for reading! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! xo Bryn
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Thank you so much to YoDerm for your collaboration on this post. All opinions are my own.