Common Skin Problems and How to Deal With Them
Sometimes it seems that your skin is impossible to manage even after following the skincare routine day and night. Getting acne or dull skin is some of the common skin problems we face at some point which is normal. But with mindful changes in lifestyle and applying a few topical treatments and doing more intensive care, you can avoid and heal these common skin problems to keep your skin glowing and youthful. Let’s talk about some common skin problems and how one can deal with them.
Aging of skin is unavoidable, but some people encounter more severe symptoms than others. Limiting sun exposure and protecting your skin with SPF is the best way to avoid these symptoms. Some other ways are using retinoids for wrinkle treatment. Retinoids helps in firming the skin by slowing down the collagen breakdown in our bodies. It helps in new cell growth which in turn boosts the elasticity and thickness of the skin. Another way of treating wrinkles is by photofacial treatment in which pulsed light technology is used to restore your skin to its usual state.
Acne is an extremely common skin problem that people with every age group suffers. Not only it lowers one’s confidence but it is also linked with depression. People encounter different types and intensities of acne for so many different reasons. Acne can be treated with using topical treatments like retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, adapalene and clindamycin. Micropeeling is another way of treating acne where in chemicals like salicylic acid and glycolic acid are used.
Dry skin can be itchy and uncomfortable. It can look flaky and bumpy and may have red patches. There are many ways to avoid dry skin like using gentle moisturizers which contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides and colloidal oatmeal which will improve the water retention properties of the skin. Using mild, fragrance free facial cleansers helps with dry skin. Exfoliating can help with the removal of dead skin cells which will help in reducing dry patches and improve the overall skin texture. Taking long hot showers and washing the face with hot water should be avoided as it can strip the skins natural oils instead use warm water.
When the skin is dehydrated it lack waters and can appear dull. It looks flat and also lacks radiance. To get that glow back you need to add exfoliation in your skincare routine. Exfoliating will help in removing the dead skin cells which helps in getting that radiant skin. Adding a vitamin C face serum in your daily skincare routine will help in coping with dull skin. Never forget to moisturize your skin and using sunscreen rated SPF 50.
When the skin produces more melanin it results in hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation are the spots and patches on the skin that appears darker than the surrounding areas. All skin types can be affected with this. It can be treated by using topical creams like azelaic acid, corticosteroids, hydroquinone, kojic acid, retinoids, such as tretinoin and vitamin C. Other ways to deal with hyperpigmentation is laser therapy, IPL (intense pulse light), chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Under Eye Bags
Dealing with puffy under-eyes can be difficult. It affects how you feel about the way you look. Clearly getting appropriate amount of sleep is the best way of avoiding under eye bags but there are other ways to treat under eye bags like using eye creams which contains ingredients like caffeine, vitamin B, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Using cold compress like chilled teaspoon, cool cucumber, wet washcloth, bag of frozen veggies will help blood vessels tighten rapidly to provide some temporary relief.
Oily skin is the result of excess sebum production in our skin. Sebum helps in skin hydration but too much sebum can cause clogged pores and acne. Some of the best ways to treat oily skin is following the cleanser, toner and moisturizer routine every day and night. Exfoliating the skin once a week. Using blotting paper to remove the excess oil and using facial masks.
Dealing with face redness can be irritating, embarrassing and thoroughly confusing. There are numerous ways to deal with face redness some of them are cold compress, chemical peels (salicylic acid and glycolic acid), aloe vera, using sunscreen with high SPF and using fragrance free products.
Excess dead skin cells on the surface of the skin can result in rough texture. It can feel bumpy and gives the skin a dull look. Rough texture can be treated by exfoliating, using oil based products to control sebum production. Adding vitamin C can help with reversing the hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can be done to increase the collagen production. And never forget to apply SPF.
Blackheads are nothing but a hair follicle clogged up with dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. Using facewash with salicylic acid, gentle exfoliation with AHAs like Glycolic acid and BHAs like salicylic acid and using topical treatments like retinoids can help with getting rid of the blackheads.
Keeping your skin healthy and glowing is your responsibility. You can can do so by following your day and night skincare routine consistently and never forgetting to put SPF even if you are inside the house. Following a healthy diet filled with nutrition will help you glow from within. And off course following the right skincare techniques and using the right treatments for your skin is the key to happy and healthy skin.