The skin can make or
break a person's appearance. One can have the perfect features but
without the flawless skin to go with it, you won't be able to stand
out in the crowd.
Despite the exodus of products in the market that help in caring for
the skin, there are still a lot of people who are not in the best
shape when it comes to their skin. Treating the skin can be a
problem especially when you are not aware of what the cause and the
nature of the problem.
Below are some of the most basic and common skin problems, their
causes and their solutions. Read on and you might get some great
advice about it.
This is perhaps the number one fear of most people lines and
wrinkles, which are signs of aging. Besides growing old, this is
also caused by too much exposure to the sun as well as repeated use
Early intervention is perhaps the best solution. Always wear
sunblock, which will protect your skin from the harsh rays of the
sun. Sunscreens that have SPH 15 and higher protect your skin from
both UVB and UVA. Get a sunscreen that will also moisturize your
skin. This is especially true with people who have dry skins.
2. Enlarged pores
Although this is not really much of a problem as compared to
wrinkles and lines in the face, some people are still worried about
this as large pores are more prone to acne and pimple problems. This
is because dead skin cells and grime tend to clog the pores, leading
There is actually nothing that one can do with large pores as we are
gifted with this from birth. The only thing that one can do is to
prevent the clogging of the pores by removing make-up and washing
your face before going to sleep. UV rays can also cause the opening
of the pores so it is important to protect your skin well.
3. Dark Spots
This has actually been the problem of people who are already in
their middle ages. Still, with the extreme heat of the sun and
people's penchant for sunbathing, many young people nowadays have
developed dark spots on their skin. Dark spots are the result of the
overactive production of melanin as a response to extreme heat.
Sunscreen. Sunscreen. Sunscreen. Need we say more?
One should also look for products that have vitamin C and E, which
helps in preventing brown spots.
4. Skin disorders like Rosacea
Rosacea a chronic and lifelong skin condition, which usually affects
the face has become one of the most common skin diseases that
Americans with 1:20 ratio. It is said that women are more affected
especially in the or earlier years compared to men. But more men
progress to the advanced stages when they reach 40 and above.
Research says that rosacea,
commonly characterized by various skin disorders like skin flushing,
appearance of reddish or purplish discoloration, permanent
enlargements of small blood vessels, and enlarged, red, swollen
nose, has become one of the most difficult to manage because of its
CURING THE DISEASE
Dermatologists, despite having the knowledge in managing the skin
disease, still cannot pinpoint the exact cause of rosacea. Theories
explain that overexposure to the sun, skin mites, infection with
common bacteria, and genetic defects in the arrangement of blood
vessels in the skin are some of suspected causes of rosacea.
Although these signs and symptoms are not health hazards, they can
be a cause of great discomfort that will eventually lead to loss of
There is no definite cure for rosacea yet, more and more products
are created to manage the disease. In fact, dermatologists now
recognize a prelude to rosacea called pre-rosacea where treatment
can be done even before the skin disease is full blown.
Several topical and oral medications like antibiotic creams and gels
can help tame bumps and pimples while laser therapy can fade redness
and blood vessels are be used and performed to control flushing
while lessening skin discoloration and swollen blood vessels. Other
prescribed rosacea skin care treatments include steroids, retnoids,
Aside from taking these topical and laser treatments, most
dermatologists agree that the ultimate rosacea skin care treatment
lies on the person's lifestyles especially on their eating habits.
To avoid the occurrence of rosacea, refrain from eating foods high
in B6 and B12 doses, chocolates, tomatoes, garlic, wine, citrus
fruits, eggplants, avocadoes, spinach, raisins, figs, bananas, hot
beverages, hard liquor, beer, cheeses, yogurts, sour creams, milk,
hot sausages, red, black and white peppers, vinegar, paprika, and
marinated meats. Reduction of stress levels and direct exposure to
sunlight must also be avoided.
For people who suffer from rosacea, it is very important to learn
the current and future physiological and psychological effects of
apart from focusing too much on the aesthetic aspect. It is also
equally important for the rosacea patient to get support and advice
from family members and relatives in combating this skin disease.
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