The skin care industry grosses billions of dollars annually. That may seem like a shocking number, but if you think about all of the common skin problems that plague everyday people, including you and me, then it’s not that far-fetched. Skin problems don’t just happen to teenagers, but to adults as well. Here are four common skin problems and how to deal with them.
Wrinkles may be a sign of wisdom and experience, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting to keep a youthful glow to your complexion. To help lessen the signs of aging, you’ll want to start with a good aesthetician (we may know of one or few!) and natural products, especially a top-notch moisturizer. Also, look for moisturizers and products that have SPF. Nothing ages you more than the sun, but you can prevent this with the right skin care products.
Let’s face it – acne doesn’t discriminate. In fact, it’s the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting between 40-50 million people every year.
There are many reasons a person suffers from acne, including: hormones, menstruation, emotional stress and heredity/genetics. It’s important to gently wash your face twice a day with a mild facial wash. For those who have more severe acne, it’s best to seek out a trusted aesthetician or dermatologist who can give you advice and recommend products that will not overly dry or irritate your skin.
Sun Damaged Skin
Brown blotches on your skin are normally called age or liver spots, but they don’t have anything to do with age or your liver! Age and liver spots are caused by ultraviolet damage. Those tiny cells that give the skin color get damaged over time by exposure and produce uneven pigments.
You can avoid this by covering up your skin beforehand with SPF, but for those times when it’s too late and you already have sun spots, you can try products that lighten the skin and others that exfoliate.
We’ve all got at least one scar somewhere on your skin. If they’re old, it’s hard to diminish them, but if they are less than a year old you may be able to do something about it. Many times Fraxel lasers can be used with thin, white scars and deep marks left by acne. Your dermatologist and aesthetician may have some advice on creams and ointments to use that will help to fade scars. You may decide that dermabrasion or laser surgery is the way to go, but this will all depend on the type of scar and your particular case.
So what’s your best bet to dealing with common skin problems? Be preventative! Use products that don’t irritate your skin, always use SPF sunscreen and seek out help from a professional if acne is becoming a problem.
Here’s to your problem-free skin!
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