“Skin Deep Behind the Mask is the first organisation that I am
aware of that aims to provide support for all types of
skin disease patients.
It is such a pleasure to lend my support.”
Baroness Masham of Ilton
“I warmly welcome the establishment of Skin Deep Behind the Mask
as a further, much needed resource to tackle the impact of skin
conditions across the UK.”
John Pugh, MP
Member of Parliament for Southport
“The work Skin Deep Behind the Mask do to help and support
sufferers of these conditions is absolutely pivotal and, in turn,
I shall remain on hand to support the charity in any way I can.”
Karl McCartney JP MP
Member of Parliament for Lincoln
The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension, or cancer. Despite skin being the largest organ of the human body, dermatological research remains one of the most under funded areas of medicine. In a world where society has an increasing preoccupation with image and it’s importance to every aspect of a person’s life, sufferers of skin diseases are feeling and being more marginalised and isolated than ever.
The human body, amazing isn’t it? Did you know, the largest organ we posses is ‘skin‘. Skin beauty care is a multi-billion global industry, not surprising as to most, ‘first impressions count‘, after all, we just want to belong, right?
Skin is so important that it is actually the largest human organ, then does it surprise you to hear that ‘skin’, is the most medically under supported organ on this planet?
We take healthy skin for granted don’t we?
How many things has your skin been in contact with today? From getting out of bed in the morning and whisking off the warm covers, to making a coffee and checking your e-mails, travelling, walking, texting, surfing.
Now imagine you cannot do these things easily because your skin incurably cracks, bleeds, peels, flakes, flares-up or worse!
Skin is an amazingly underestimated organ, love and protect yours.
Every year 52% of the UK population suffer from some kind of skin affliction, some skin ailments can be treated and managed but there are many which cannot.
In our inter-connected world today where most things are available at the click of a button, why or why can not all skin diseases be eradicated?
As many of you understand, many skin diseases are incurable. Perhaps not because it is so medically challenging to diagnose but simply because there isn’t enough interest of this to warrant research and investment.
The unstoppable growth of our planets population rate compared to the dwindling resources available and the global climate changes dictate a greater awareness of protecting our skin, and more consideration to help those suffering from skin disease.