Are you tired of having to deal with common skin problems? We know having skin problems or issues causes a number of difficulties: from trying to address them for health reasons to feeling insecure because of your appearance.
While we need not always alter our physical appearance to feel better about ourselves, we can always take steps to treat our skin conditions, and just generally treat our skin better. But please remember to always ask your doctor for proper medical advice first, especially if you have a serious condition!
Going through the trouble of looking for solutions to a skin issue can be vexing, so we rounded up the top three (3) skin issues or problems and ways to treat them or at least ease their severity.
Pimples or Acne
Pimples or acne occur from clogged or infected oil glands, often resulting in the appearance of small, bumpy mounds on the skin’s surface. They are likely to affect teenagers and women who are on their periods as both groups experience hormonal changes, which then cause oil glands to be overactive, according to an article on Medical News Today.
“Acne vulgaris, the main cause of pimples, affects over 80 percent of teenagers. After the age of 25 years, it affects 3 percent of men and 12 percent of women,” the article said.
Everyone has experienced having pimples, but no one likes having them either. So how do you get rid of them?
First, you have to develop a better skin care routine. The four fundamental steps are cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing.
Second, you have to get a facial—an extraction, to be exact. Yes, it hurts. But to truly get rid of your pimples and acne, you must have the existing whiteheads, blackheads, and fully-developed pimples removed by a professional. Your skin care routine acts as a preventive measure; getting a facial acts as the cure.
And lastly, get better makeup tools! Did you know your makeup kit, especially your beauty blender, can be harboring harmful bacteria over time because of constant use and minimal cleaning? A suggested way to avoid bacteria getting in contact with your face is by cleaning your makeup applicator thoroughly, or by looking for a makeup applicator that is bacteria-resistant.
Loose, saggy skin is a common skin issue people want to address. External factors such as exposure to the sun, smoking, and pollution cause visible signs of aging. But exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light is a strong factor. The radiation that comes from the sun is said to be the principal cause of wrinkling at an early age. We are exposed to it every day, yet we are unaware of how it damages our skin.
You might be wondering what the solution is, and no, it isn't to remain indoors during daytime. One effective solution is to use sunscreen as often as possible.
Sunscreens create a barrier between your skin and UV radiation by absorbing or reflecting UV photons so that they do not reach our skin at a molecular level. We recommend getting sunscreen that has a sun protection factor of at least 30. But be sure to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out to give your skin an ample amount of time to absorb the product properly.
Another method for erasing wrinkles is through the artificial means of makeup. Do this by priming your face, applying foundation lightly, and highlighting the key parts of your face.
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Having dry skin is not only an undesirable condition, it is also inconvenient. The itchiness, the flakiness, and the occasional cracking contribute to the discomfort of having dry skin. But unfortunately, this is a rather common skin condition, and a large number of people suffer from its effects on a daily basis. Fortunately, the solution is plain and clear: keep your skin moisturized.
In order to minimize the effects of dry skin, you can:
- Bathe in warm water. Limit bathing time from 5 to 10 minutes.
- Avoid using too much soap to remove oil and dirt.
- Apply moisturizer right after.
These tips, which are sourced from an article on American Academy of Dermatology's website, are great for keeping your skin from becoming too dry and they also help maintain a good level of moisture on your skin. Keep in mind, however, that if symptoms of dry skin get worse or become debilitating, seeking proper medical advice from a dermatologist is the right way to go about your skin condition.
Stay tuned on our blog for more beauty and skin care tips! We would also love to hear what kind of content you want to read next from us at Hye Beauty.