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.
How To Treat 5 Common Adult Skin Issues
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.
Dry and sensitive skin
Red and inflamed skin
Irritants (soap, shampoo, detergents, etc.)
Allergens (pets, pollen, mold, dandruff, etc.)
Foods (dairy products, nuts, wheat, etc.)
Stress or Hormones
Avoid activities that make you sweat
Use a humidifier
Wear cotton or soft fabrics
2. Seborrheic Dermatitis
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.
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
Control inflammation (with creams, shampoos and ointments)
Medication that affects the immune system
Cream or gel to fight bacteria
Light therapy with medication
Do not use petroleum jelly
It is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Melasma is often associated with sun exposure.
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 are unknown but triggers include:
A change in hormones (estrogen supplements and birth control pills)
Cosmetics (skin care products that irritate the skin)
Sunscreen (avoid sun exposure)
Dermabrasion or microdermabrasion
4. Plaque Psoriasis
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.
Patches may itch
Patches may be covered in silver or white covering
Scratching causes patches to thicken
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
Oral and injected medication
Eat healthy and exercise
Drink alcohol in moderation and do not smoke
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.
Depending on the type of rosacea, you may experiment:
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
Laser or other light treatments
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.
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.