We all try so hard to obtain the perfect skin, but sometimes it can be hard to do so, especially when we have some pre-existing skin conditions that prevent us from having flawless skin.
If you are someone who suffers from a certain skin condition, you know how hard it can be to get the skin you want, but if you are someone who isn’t quite sure which category your skin condition fits in, learning more about it can help. Below, you’ll learn about some of the most common skin conditions found in many individuals.
One of the most notorious skin conditions is acne. Whether you dealt with it as a teenager or continue to experience break outs now as an adult, chances are you have endured a pimple or three in one point of your life. And while it is very common, it doesn’t make acne any less frustrating to treat. Finding the right treatment to rid your skin of acne can be very hard as there are so many different products out there and your skin can react very differently to each. For those with minor breakouts can usually get some over the counter topical medicine to help diminish the pimples, but others may need to go to a dermatologist to get a prescription or try a cosmetic procedure like a peel or laser to help remove persistent acne for good.
Many of us have some issues when we scar. Some might have a white line that shows off where a cut once was, while others might scar with more of a red blotch or even a raised keloid. Either way, scars can really be upsetting to the individual because it’s a constant reminder of the cut that caused it and the area no longer looks like it used to. Many people need to get scar treatment that can include anything from topical medicines to laser therapy. While scars can be ugly and hard to ever get rid of, a good dermatologist can set up a proper treatment plan to help soften the scar so it doesn’t look as noticeable.
A birthmark is a skin irregularity that is common and benign, however can be rather noticeable. Birthmarks usually form at birth or shortly after and can be just about anywhere on the body. Since they are benign they don’t offer any health complications to those who have them, and most people embrace them since they are something they are born with, but others can find them rather annoying because they are noticeably different than the rest of the skin. A common birthmark is either darker or lighter than the rest of the skin and is usually not raised so it doesn’t feel any different than the rest of the skin on your body.
Many people who love the sun find that the rays can cause some harmful damage to their skin. Some experience noticeable imperfections on their skin like blotchiness, dark spots or freckles, while some might not see the damage because it is underneath the first layer of skin and can really only be detected with special lighting that a dermatologist uses. However, that damage can still affect your skin and possibly health if it turns into any kind of skin cancer. Overtime, the damage can also be seen on the first later if not taken care of.
Rosacea is a type of skin problem causes the face to redden and even swell. Some people even experience sores that look like blisters or acne and actually have a red nose or burning on the skin. Rosacea can be an annoying skin condition to those who have it, because it is so noticeable and can flare up often. There is no real known cause for this issue either, but those who are female and have fair skin tend to be the ones who suffer the most with this type of condition. A dermatologist can prescribe some medications to help with flare ups but there is no set medication that will completely treat this condition. Instead, those who have it will need to try to maintain a certain lifestyle in order to keep it from flaring up often. Some things they might need to do are limiting sun exposure and eating spicy foods, along with trying to reduce stress as often as possible. Acne medicine can also be prescribed to help soothe the blisters on the face.
Those who experience psoriasis tend to have redness and flaky scales that appear on the skin. While it might not look very pretty, it is not contagious and is also very common. It is said to be more of a genetic disorder that has been passed on by family generations, however some also believe that it is stemmed from an autoimmune disease. Many things can trigger this condition too, such as dry skin, sunburn and cuts. As for treatments, there are a few that a person can try to help tame their flare ups, including ointments, pills, injections or phototherarpy.
Dry, flaky scales normally form on the scalp with Seborrheic Dermatitis and is very common in infants (called cradle cap). There are many triggers for this type of condition that include stress, shampoos, oily skin, HIV and Parkinson’s disease. Those who experience this, tend to have a itchy, red patches and yellowish scales. There are plenty of things to do to help with this type of skin disorder though, especially many different shampoos that include zinc and coal tar.
There are many different skin conditions a person can endure and these listed above are just a few of the most common ones known. If you think you are suffering from a certain skin condition or need guidance on treating one you know you already have, always speak with a dermatologist so that you get the best treatment for your individual needs.