Our skin is the human body’s largest and most complicated organ.
Every one of us have skin that is made of the same general composition, yet the problems we face on our skin vary drastically from person to person. Some people suffer from dryness and related issues, while other have skin that has issues from being too oily.
The most common problem is acne, which can be caused by dryness or oiliness alike. Acne is just one of a long list of skin ailments that causes issues. Following a clear skin regime might alleviate acne issues, but people who suffer from chronic should consult a dermatologist to avoid worsening of the problem.
Treating your skin right is something we all need to learn. Seeing a professional dermatologist for your unique skin type and its issues is the best way to begin understanding your skin conditions. The following are five of the most common skin problems that need to be tackled professionally for the best treatment.
Acne: Who hasn’t heard of this particular problem? Every Tom, Dick, and Harry, and every Tessa, Darla and Henrietta has suffered from acne at one point or the other. It is the most common skin problem after all. A common misconception is that only teenagers may suffer from acne.
However, the reality of the matter is that hitting puberty is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to pimples. Acne can develop at any age for any number of reasons. Adult Acne can be particularly vicious. Regardless of whether you are a teen or an adult, consult your dermatologist for treatment options to handle acne issues.
Eczema: Eczema is an umbrella term that is used a variety of skin problems that come under this category. The three most common forms of eczema are Atopic Dermatitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, and Nummular Dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis causes a red, itchy rash to form in the crook of your elbow, on the backside of the knees, armpits, and the folds of your neck. Allergic contact dermatitis causes rash after you have been exposed to certain environmental factors, like sun, perfume, materials, metals, and sometimes even sweat. Nummular dermatitis causes coin-like, red, flaky patches of skin to form without any obvious cause.
Seborrheic dermatitis: This skin condition is most common in babies. It is not as well-known as acne or eczema because it isn’t as visible as other skin issues. Also known as “cradle cap”, Seborrheic dermatitis causes oily, red patches to develop on the scalp under the hair. These often flake in large pieces, and look as if the skin is being shed.
Skin cancer: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 5 of all Americans are at risk of developing skin cancer at some point in their lives. The most common reason for this is over exposure to the sun. This is a condition that causes a lot of concern because it is essentially a cancer and can develop anywhere on the body.
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is another very common chronic skin condition. It is caused when excess skin tissue builds up in certain areas of your body in the form of thick red and silvery patches. Psoriasis is commonly found on elbows, knees, behind your ears, and even along your hair line. It can be managed using prescription medications available through your dermatologist.
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