Uncovering Common Skin Problems and Solutions

Skin Problems

The skin is your body’s protective outer shell, and as such, it has to put up with a lot. There are all sorts of things that can cause the skin damage such as chemicals, infections, sunlight, and cuts. Damage can even be caused by non-physical factors such as stress and anxiety.

Everyone is bound to suffer from a skin condition or two during their lives. Some of them need to be treated professionally using methods such as visiting a cosmetic laser treatment clinic while others can be dealt with more easily. So, in this article, we are going to run through a few of the most common issues as well as some possible solutions for them.

Acne

Unfortunately, acne isn’t only confined to your teenage years; it can strike at any age. Humidity, stress, heavy sweating, smoking or steroid use are just a few factors which can cause breakouts. So, you can take steps to tackle these causes first-hand such as wearing a sweatband when you exercise, giving up smoking and taking steps to reduce the amount of stress in your life. There are also plenty of over the counter creams and medications which some people find to be effective. If none of these things are working for you, it is worth consulting with your primary care physician for some potential solutions.

Sunburn

Even as we move towards the winter months, sunburn can still be an issue so you need to take the proper precautions whenever you are exposed to UV rays. Prevention strategies include wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, as well as sunglasses and a hat. If you are particularly fair-skinned, these things are especially important, but they apply to everybody. Applying vitamin E to any kind of skin trauma provides a quick fix if you do suffer from sunburn. Any noticeable changes to your skin need to be checked out by a medical professional at the earliest possible opportunity.

Dark Under-Eye Circles

The skin around your eyes becoming dark and saggy is often a result of our genes, but lack of sleep and a poor diet will only exacerbate the issue. Try going to bed a little earlier every night and stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Also, try eating more nutrient-rich food like fruit and vegetables. Keep your skin well hydrated by drinking plenty of water every single day. A couple of cold slices of cucumber have also been shown to have a positive impact on this particular problem.

Wrinkles

Everyone gets wrinkles at some point down the line, naturally caused by the fact that your skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic as we age. While there is nothing you can do about the aging process, there are a few techniques that you can try to reduce the wrinkles that develop over time. Prevention is always going to be the best method of keeping wrinkles at bay, so stop smoking, reduce your alcohol intake, drink more water and keep yourself protected from the sun. You should also get into a strict moisturising routine if you are not already doing this on a regular basis.

Eczema

Millions and millions of people suffer from eczema, though the severity of the condition varies wildly. The first thing that you need to do is avoid scratching as much as possible as this is only going to make the condition worse and increase your chances of suffering from an infection. A few of the ways that you can treat eczema include topical steroid creams, massage, acupuncture and acupressure, Vitamin D,  phototherapy, and antihistamines. It is worth speaking to a dermatologist to find out what is the best method for you.

Razor Burn

For most people, razor burn just causes a degree of discomfort, but for others, it can cause a severely irritating rash with blisters and pimples. Before you shave any part of your body, you should wash in warm water and use some new, sharp razor blades. Next apply lubricant such as soap or shaving gel and always shave with the grain of the hair in short strokes.

These are just six of the most common skin problems that many people suffer from at some point down the line. For most of them, there are plenty of preventative measures that you can take to reduce the chances of them causing a major issue, but for others, you will need to treat them afterwards. If you are ever unsure, it is highly worth consulting with a specialist.     

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