A lot of us endure skin problems instead of addressing them and finding permanent solutions because we don’t know there are simple solutions available. Here are a number of common skin problems and the simple solutions available to correct them.
If you’re aging, you may want to forget remaining wrinkle-free. But you can stall advancing age with some regular maintenance. With the amount of “anti-aging” products that have become available in recent years, only trial and error will help determine which ones works for you. There are however simple techniques that can help you keep your skin looking young and supple.
Give your face a gentle scrub with an exfoliating face wash at least once or twice a week. Apply a light daily moisturiser and apply sunscreen before heading outdoors because the sun does the fastest damage to your skin. Avoid smoking and over-indulgence in alcohol. Remember to eat more fruit and vegetables as diet plays a big role in the health of your skin.
Hormones are the main cause of adolescent acne, but it sometimes continues into adulthood in a number of people. The causes are varied and can be difficult to pinpoint and may range from stress, poor lifestyle, diet and lack of sleep to genetic factors (which plays a greater role).
A lot of products help to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, that helps to alleviate adult acne. Products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid helps destroy bacteria that leads to acne and unclog pores respectively. Maintaining a facial cleansing routine also helps to prevent reoccurences.
Shaving Rash Burn
Bacteria on your razor or shaving stick and ingrown hairs is mostly responsible for rash brunel on your skin. The most common cause however is failing to prepare your face properly and shaving incorrectly, which leads to red, sore, irritated skin.
You can however solve this problem by shaving after you shower, instead of before. Ensuring the skin on your face is warmed up by using a gel or other shave lubricant and massaging it well into your skin to help stimulate your beard hairs to stand up. Shaving with the grain of your beard in short, firm strokes also helps to resolve this problem. Burn or rashes can be made to disappear by using aloe-based cream, Vitamin E cream or one of the many other after-shave products that are available in the market.
Rosacea or “ruddy face” is a non-contagious skin inflammation that primarily occurs on the face. It mainly affects men aged 30-50 and can get worse with age. While there are prescription drugs that can help alleviate the condition, it is best you’re cautious of environmental factors that can worsen the condition.
Certain foods, sunlight and alcohol are the major culprits. Also avoid using any products that include alcohol on your face.
Lack of sleep and poor lifestyle are the major causes of dark circles under the eyes but they can also emerge without those factors. Genetics and also allergies are often more common causes of dark circles however.
Cold compresses on the eyes and sleeping on higher pillows are some of the ways of avoiding blood collecting under the eyes and alleviating this condition. Some creams containing caffeine which constricts blood vessels and those with anti-inflammatory properties helps. Eye creams with green tea or grapeseed oil also helps strengthen capillary walls.
Adding Dark chocolate and omega-3 fatty acid foods like salmon and walnuts to your diet may also help improve blood flow to the skin.
Also known as Tinea cruris, is a common fungal infection (a form of ringworm) of the groin and upper thighs. It is best not to leave it untreated or it can spread. The simple and usually 100 per cent effective solution is through the regular application of a topical antifungal medication and keeping the area clean and dry.
If you’re a sports person, you may need to be extra vigilant by keeping an eye on your groin and thigh areas after being physically active.