Spruce: The Skincare App That Stops You Getting Spots

03/10/2014 12:13 | Updated 20 May 2015

Good news! Breakouts could soon be a thing of the past thanks to this new app Spruce. It launched in the US a week ago, and has been designed to help us beat skin problems.

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So, how does it work? All you do is download the app, take a couple of selfies, answer a few health related questions, select a nearby pharmacy and within 24 hours you receive a treatment plan and prescription from a board-certified dermatologist. Voila.

It's not just facial acne either - if you suffer in other areas (back, neck, chest) you can send photos via you iPhone to your doctor who will then prescribe a treatment complete with instructions.

This is the start of "telemedicine" people - but it's still early days. Spruce founder Ray Bradford explains.

"Naturally, there's a lot of anxiety here. Is it safe? Is it high-quality?" he told Wired.

"Because it's a new model, it can't feel janky. It's gotta feel like, 'Wow, there's a lot of attention to detail here'".

Watch this video to see exactly how it works...

The focus is skincare - pure and simple. The bad news is that Spruce is only available in New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Florida at the moment.

However, if this $40 app (around £25) goes down a storm in the US we're sure to see it this side of the pond.

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