Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Your skin works hard to protect you from harmful elements such as the ultraviolet rays from the sun, dirt and pollution, infections, scrapes, and so on. In response, your skin freaks out. Pimples, age spots, discoloration, and others appear. How do you deal with these problems? Find out below.
What are the Most Common Skin Problems?
Uneven Skin Tone
There are many possible reasons why some parts of you are darker than the rest of your body. It might be due to sun exposure during a beach trip or a result of an irritation caused by medication.
An increase in melanin, which gives your skin and hair their color, production can be remedied by using a sunscreen every day to prevent further darkening of the affected area. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF (at least SPF 30 is recommended for day-to-day, SPF 50 if you are going to the beach).
If you want to go the natural route, you can concoct a mask of your own using turmeric, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar. You can find recipes online.
Next, a problem that many young people experience, especially during puberty: acne. Acne is commonly caused by the production of excess sebum on the skin. Although sebum is essential to keeping your skin healthy, excessive amounts can mix with dead skin cells that often end up clogging pores. As a result, you wake up with whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
Contrary to popular belief, if you suffer from acne, washing your face with soap frequently will not solve the problem. In fact, it can exacerbate your acne by removing the moisture on your skin. Your sebaceous gland will then overcompensate by producing more sebum.
If your acne becomes bad enough that it has affected your self-esteem, see a dermatologist. They prescribe treatment that will dry out your existing pimples and prevent new ones from popping up.
Does your skin naturally have a rosy tone that makes you look like you have had too much to drink or, worse, got involved in a fistfight? You may have rosacea.
Rosacea is a common problem. About 14 million Americans say they have rosacea.
It usually is not a serious cause of concern. However, too many, it is a source of insecurity. You can hide patches of red skin with makeup. To address it, you should observe when it appears so you can identify and avoid triggers. Prevention strategies include wearing sunscreen every day, avoiding the use of products that contain alcohol, and stop touching your face throughout the day. If the problem persists, see a doctor so you can get prescribed medication.
Everyone has a stretch mark. Even the most popular supermodels and actors, who are considered to be the most beautiful people around the world, have a stretch mark.
It is common. It is often caused by sudden weight gain or weight loss. Basically, any changes in your body that stretch the skin to the point of breaking might leave a stretch mark.
Moisturizing your skin regularly will help your skin regain elasticity that will prevent the appearance of stretch marks. If you already see stretch marks on your breast, stomach, hips, bum, thighs, you can use a retinoid cream. Retinoid creams such as Retin-A are known to encourage cell turnover and stimulate collagen which will repair the damage of your skin.
Always use mild products to care for your skin. If you are dealing with any of the skin problems mentioned above, it is best to see a dermatologist to talk about treatment.