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Living with Skin Disease
Imagine if life was dictated by your skin

Everything from the clothes you wear, whether you had a job, or  if you were able to make your own way to the supermarket. Most  of us take it for granted that our skin functions normally, but for many whose skin simply refuses to, life can be a real struggle.

The range of skin diseases is staggering. Some, like harlequin ichthyosis are life-threatening in their extremity, others are easily managed by creams and ointments, but are all life-altering in their own way. There’s a huge amount we still don’t know about certain skin diseases, but we’re here to help change that.

We know that there are about 8 million people in the UK currently living with a skin disease.  It’s the biggest reason why we visit our GP, yet the most challenging aspect, aside from the sheer number of diseases, is the fact that skin disease never stops. Every day that we don’t find a cure for malignant melanoma, another two people aged 15 to 35 will be diagnosed with it in Britain.

Skin disease doesn’t just affect the skin. It can have a huge impact on a person’s day-to-day life, crush self-confidence, restrict their movement, lead to depression and even ruin relationships. At its most severe, it can even kill. It’s an issue that needs to be dealt with, so let’s take skin disease seriously.

Find out more about skin disease here.

 

Why donate to us?

Sixty percent of British people currently suffer from or have suffered with a skin disease at some point during their lifetime. Some skin conditions are manageable, others are severe enough to kill. We are here to help change that.

We raise money to fund research for cures for skin disease and skin cancer, but research doesn't fund itself.

We are the UK's only charity dedicated to skin research, and all of our donations and fundraising events are crucial to enabling us to continue our work.

We have supported more than 300 research projects and awarded £15 million in funding across all skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis and many more.

Help us find a cure today.