Skin is the largest organ of the human body and a great indicator of your physical and mental well-being. It is the first noticeable thing about your beauty and, therefore, the first impression you make while meeting someone for the first time.
Many people in your life will tell you that physical beauty is not essential, but we know that having healthy, glowing skin is a great confidence booster and the ultimate form of self-love.
Today, we have listed nine common face skin problems to help you identify and treat them to get your best version out there.
A nuisance to many and the most common skin problem on this list, acne is a telltale sign that your skin is facing hormonal and inflammatory issues. While your body resolves its internal biology to get your system straight, its effects remain as acne and pimples.
Acne can be of four types:
- Fungal acne
- Cystic acne
- Hormonal acne
- Nodular acne
Treatment: Treatment of acne starts with identifying its root cause and prescribing medications and topical creams to treat them. Salicylic acid and chemical peels are effective dermatological ways to clear acne.
It often happens that people may forget to apply sunscreen when stepping out or are stuck in places with direct sunlight. Don’t worry because you are not the only one.
Suntan is a common aftereffect of sun damage that can be treated easily.
Treatment: A soothing skincare regimen involving chemical peels or lasers followed by AHA exfoliation inhibits melanin production. Next, apply an emollient or moisturizer to retain the results.
The post-30 period consists of dehydration of your skin causing wrinkles and fine lines. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen, causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear. They are mostly seen around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (marionette lines), and forehead.
Treatment: Popular skin treatment for wrinkles is getting Botox injections. However, you must start an anti-aging routine of retinol to prevent wrinkles.
Open pores are visible pores on the skin that can make it look dull and uneven. They look like spotty pits. When your skin produces excess oil it enlarges the pores.
Treatment: Double cleansing the face and using non-comedogenic makeup can reduce the appearance of open pores. For a professional deep-cleaning experience, you can also get a hydra facial from a certified dermatologist.
Sebaceous filaments are tiny, pin-like structures that are visible on the nose and chin. They occur when the sebaceous glands produce excess oil, which mixes with dead skin cells and forms a plug. You can mistake sebaceous filaments for blackheads.
One way to differentiate between the two is that sebaceous filaments are more stubborn than blackheads.
Treatment: Natural ingredients like tea tree oil and neem can clear them on the surface. However, you can get medi-facials for instant results.
Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark patches on the face, particularly on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and upper lip. Hormonal changes during pregnancy or excessive sun exposure can induce melasma in females.
Treatment: Anti-pigmentation treatments like laser, chemical peels, and topical creams can heal melasma. Post-treatment care includes therapy from kojic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and urea-based creams.
Hives are red, itchy bumps that can appear anywhere on the body. They appear as patches, not as sores or boils. Hives can occur due to an allergic reaction to food, medication, stress, or environmental factors.
Treatment: Cold compress and cool surroundings can get rid of hives. Your doctor will also prescribe you anti-allergens like antihistamines to calm the allergic reaction.
Eczema or dermatitis is a common skin infection that causes dry, itchy, and red patches on the skin. You will feel an extreme need to scratch the area to relieve irritation. Allergens like harsh soaps, detergents, and shampoos can cause eczema.
Treatment: Eczema treatment usually includes a topical corticosteroid cream and calcineurin inhibitors. You must follow it with a humectant or emollient cream to hydrate the skin area and smoothen the texture.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red, scaly patches on the skin. It occurs due to an overactive immune system. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner suffer from psoriasis. Therefore, it is nothing to be insecure about.
Treatment: Although there is no permanent cure for psoriasis, you can curb the symptoms with prescription topical creams and drugs. Steroidal creams and vitamin D derivatives can control excess rashes.
As dermatologists, we know that many people crave healthy, beautiful skin. It is not given much importance compared to other life-threatening conditions. But we are here to assure you that skin treatments can boost your self-esteem. Nevertheless, it can be a part of your mental health journey and self-love.
Treat Your Skin Problems With Eva Skin Clinic!
We are a team of exceptional dermatologists with a combined two-decade experience in professional dermatology and trichology.
Our treatments will clear you of any common skin problems to uncover the hidden, beautiful you within. Visit us today to start your self-care journey!