Beyond Botox: Natural Skincare Secrets Found At Your Local Pharmacy

Pharmacy Skin Solutions

A visit to a dermatologist to receive injections or fillers can do wonders for the face, but don’t discount options available at the local pharmacy. From topical treatments to supplements designed to support the skin, over-the-counter (OTC) options can work wonders. Knowing the essential products to pick up from the pharmacy can help achieve glowing skin.


Addressing various skin concerns

Women and men can both experience skin conditions requiring treatment. Acne, eczema, hives, rosacea, psoriasis, and even scarring can often be addressed with OTC solutions. Seasonal problems like sunburn, windburn, and dry skin can also be addressed without having to visit the doctor. In addition to know which product to purchase, learning how to efficiently use the treatment can make a world of a difference in seeing results fast.

Topical wonders

Although many people assume an oral treatment is the only way to get health conditions under control, topical treatments are often the go-to option in the world of skincare. Although OTC topicals are typically a lower strength than a prescription counterpart, the products can make a substantial difference when used consistently. For acne, topical benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid can keep the skin clear. Topical niacinamide can improve rosacea symptoms. Topical products containing aloe, mineral oil, and ceramides can help with eczema and general dry skin. Sunburns can also benefit from aloe application during the initial healing stages.

Supplements for skin

Another practical approach is the use of various supplements to improve the skin from the inside out. Vitamin C and E are antioxidants that help protect the skin from sun damage, preventing visible signs of aging. Collagen is another supplement currently being studied for skin health. Preliminary research shows that the supplement may improve skin elasticity, boost hydration, and prevent wrinkles. Omega-3 fatty acids are a great choice for people with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Some evidence also suggests that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can protect against skin cancer.

Selecting OTC meds

When hives are a problem, an antihistamine can help. People with eczema may also want to stock up on antihistamines, which can improve itchiness and help with sleep. Over-the-counter pain medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can address any pain or inflammation associated with skin conditions.

Natural skincare relief

Although some severe or chronic skin conditions will require a trip to the dermatologist, many common concerns can be addressed with OTC products. From topicals and supplements to antihistamines and pain relief, the pharmacy is a great place to find effective solutions. Spend some time perusing the pharmacy aisles to find the right products, and consider asking a pharmacist for further guidance to make the most of the OTC skincare purchase.

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