How To Treat 5 Common Adult Skin Issues


Skin issues affect almost everyone. Even as adults we can experience skin disorders at some point in our lives, making us feel uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassed.

Causes and triggers to these skin issues can vary and it is important to be aware of them, as well as knowing how to manage them.

I personally suffer from rosacea and I have learned throughout the years what triggers it and what to do in order to manage it, this way I know how to keep my skin looking beautiful at all times.

In order to explore ways to manage some of the most common skincare issues and lessen their effects, I decided to share some of the information captured on a graphic presented by Health Perch, a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness.

I think this graphic is very helpful, because it points out key factors regarding causes, symptoms and treatment, which is the essential information we need in order to identify what we are suffering from.

 

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How To Treat 5 Common Adult Skin Issues

 

 

1. Eczema

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It is a common skin condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated. There is no cure for it, but in most cases, it could be manageable.

Symptoms

Dry and sensitive skin

Intense itching

Red and inflamed skin

Recurring rash

Scaly areas

Swelling

Causes

Irritants (soap, shampoo, detergents, etc.)

Allergens (pets, pollen, mold, dandruff, etc.)

Microbes

Temperature

Foods (dairy products, nuts, wheat, etc.)

Stress or Hormones

Treatment

Medications

Therapy

Avoid activities that make you sweat

Use a humidifier

Wear cotton or soft fabrics

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2. Seborrheic Dermatitis

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It is usually a long-term common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp, but it could also affect other areas of your body. It causes red skin, scaly patches and chronic dandruff. It isn’t contagious, and it’s not a sign of poor personal hygiene.

Symptoms

Skin flakes

Red skin

Itching

Causes

A yeast (fungus) called malassezia that is in the oil secretion on the skin

An inflammatory response related to psoriasis

Seasonal episodes tending to be worse in early spring and winter

Treatment

Control inflammation (with creams, shampoos and ointments)

Antifungal shampoos

Antifungal medication

Medication that affects the immune system

Cream or gel to fight bacteria

Light therapy with medication

Do not use petroleum jelly

 

 

3. Melasma

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It is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Melasma is often associated with sun exposure.

Symptoms

While melasma does not cause any physical discomfort, skin discoloration may appear typically on areas of the body more exposed to the sun, such as the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, upper lip, chin and neck and arms.

Causes

Causes are unknown but triggers include:

Sun exposure

A change in hormones (estrogen supplements and birth control pills)

Cosmetics (skin care products that irritate the skin)

Treatment

Sunscreen (avoid sun exposure)

Chemical peel

Dermabrasion or microdermabrasion

Avoid waxing

Wear hats

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4. Plaque Psoriasis

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This skin condition causes dry red skin covered with silvery scales in the form of patches that may itch and burn in areas like elbows, scalp and knees.

Symptoms

Patches may itch

Nail problems

Patches may be covered in silver or white covering

Scratching causes patches to thicken

Causes

Causes are unknown but triggers include:

Immune system and genes play a big role

Cannot be contracted from a swimming pool or sex

Often begins after a stressful event, strep throat, cold/dry weather, sunburn

Treatment

Topical treatment

Light therapy

Oral and injected medication

Eat healthy and exercise

Drink alcohol in moderation and do not smoke

 

5. Rosacea

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It is a common lasting skin condition that causes redness and inflammation in your face producing small red bumps on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.

Symptoms

Depending on the type of rosacea, you may experiment:

Facial Redness

Breakouts

Thickening skin

Causes

No one knows what causes rosacea. Researchers have several ideas:

A disorder of the blood vessels that causes them to swell and leads to redness

A genetic problem combined with environmental factors that irritate the skin

It most commonly affects fair-skinned people

Treatment

Topical medication

Sunscreen

Emollient

Laser or other light treatments

Antibiotics

Thickening skin removal by dermatologist

 

 

 

Below the graphic presented by Health Perch that itemizes these five common adult skincare issues, their causes and how to treat them.

 


“5 Common Adult Skincare Issues & How to Treat Them” on Health Perch
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Find Out How To Treat 5 Of The Most Common Skin Issues By Learning Their Causes, Symptoms And Therefore How To Manage Them And Lessen Their Effects.

 

 

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