7 Skin Problems and Diseases, with their Treatments

 

There are numerous skin conditions that can affect skin health.  Most skin conditions that are commonly known have some similar symptoms.  It is important to know the differences to be able to identify them.

Permanent Skin Diseases:

  • Moles; are growths on the skin, rather commonly experienced, which appear when skin cells and surrounding tissue bunch up together. Most people do have moles and can develop new ones.  Moles do not have symptoms but should be checked when changes occur.  For example, growing larger or changing colour.
  • Melanoma; when moles turn abnormal it can lead to melanoma which is a serious skin cancer that is life-threatening.

Symptoms:  Asymmetrical shapes, ragged edges, change in size and uneven colours.  If any of these occur it should be checked out.

Melanoma can be treated by having surgery, undergo radiation treatments or undergo chemotherapy.

  • Eczema; is commonly found in young children and infants, but do continue through adulthood as well.

Symptoms:  Rashes on the face and scalp, on the neck, wrists, behind the elbows, legs or ankles.  These rashes can become bumpy, change colour, thicken and are very itchy.  It can cause very dry skin that permanently itches and cover more of the body, in adults.

Eczema does not have any cure.  It can either clear up of its own volition, or the symptoms can be treated with medications and creams.

Other permanent skin diseases include Cradle Cap, Rosacea, Lupus, Psoriasis, and Vitiligo.

Temporary Skin Diseases:

  • Acne; is one of the most common, widespread skin conditions, and it also comes in many different forms.

Symptoms:  Pustules are red pimples that have pus at the tips.  Papules are raised red bumps that actually are infected hair follicles.  Nodules are painful lumps that occur underneath the skin’s surface.  Cysts are larger, pus-filled, painful infections that lie beneath the skin.

Acne is treated with creams and sometimes also with medication.

  • Hives; can be caused by an allergic reaction to something inside the body or by outside factors like illnesses, stress or even clothes. Hives are normally treated with antihistamines and practices to prevent allergic reactions.
  • Warts; are raised bumps on top of the skin and is caused by the human papillomavirus. They are contagious and can appear anywhere on the body.  They can clear on their own or treated with nitrogen or other medicated creams.

Other temporary skin diseases include cold sores, fungal nail infection, and candidiasis.

  • You can also suffer from internal skin diseases, namely, Carbuncles, and Cellulitis. It is important to diagnose any skin disease correctly and deal with it in the appropriate way with the best-known treatments.

Caring for your Face; 5 Don’ts and must Dos for a Naturally Beautiful looking Healthy Skin

 

A healthy-looking, glowing skin is the number one priority for lots of women, and even men.  Well, you can have that glowing, healthy skin look for the whole year, by just following a few tips on skin care, healthy eating, exercising and eating right

5 Tips to help you gain that Beautiful, Healthy Skin:

  1. Follow the Golden Rule:

Do; always, always remember to remove your makeup before going to sleep.  Makeup prevents your skin from breathing and will also clog up the pores which can cause blemishes.  Skin needs to breathe during the night.

Don’t; forget that exfoliating is indispensable and need to be done at least once or twice each week.  Exfoliating removes the dead skin and will leave your skin with a healthy, brighter looking skin.

  1. The Sun and your Skin:

Do; apply sunscreen whenever you are outside in the sunlight.  Use a sunscreen with an SPF of no less than 15 to block UVA and UVB rays.  A lifetime of exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, ageing spots, and more skin problems.

Don’t; skip applying sunscreen, even when it is cloudy outside.  Reflective surfaces like water, snow or ice can also cause sunburn.

  1. Beauty Sleep:

Do; sleep at least 8 hours a night.  Or try to sleep as much.  Without enough sleep, your skin will get tired just like yourself.  Your skin will sag and you will get bags under the eyes.  Also apply honey, twice or three times a week, to soothe and heal your skin naturally.

Don’t; forget washing and moisturizing your face before going to sleep.  Avoid using hot water on your skin because it dries out the skin.  Do not forget to apply lots of moisturizer to your skin.

  1. Follow a Skin Healthy Diet:

Do; Eat sufficient amounts of protein and vitamins.  Eat fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables.  A diet low in sugars and fats and which is rich in vitamin C will promote a radiant skin.

Don’t; eat fermented or spicy foods.  Avoid eating too much salt, citrus fruits, and fried food.  Rather eat foods like rice and oatmeal.

  1. Exercise:

Do; exercise regularly.  Yoga, running, and jogging will better your blood circulation throughout your body.  This will help cleanse your body of toxins.

Don’t; skip taking care of your skin before and after your workout.  A toner will help minimize oil production before and during the workout.  Exfoliate afterward and apply a good moisturizer.

Make time for yourself; try to avoid stress, because stress causes your body to produce hormones that will make your skin oilier.  Meditate more and you will radiate more.

What are the Effects Makeup are having on your Skin?  Is it Harmful to the Skin?

Makeup is applied to the face to enhance the features and to even out the skin tone and skin texture.  But can it be harmful to the skin?  Going through the routine of cleansing your skin and then applying your makeup, think about what it can do to your skin.  Ultimately, the goal is to improve your appearance.  What can the seemingly harmless layer of perfectly applied makeup really do to your skin?

Adverse Effects that can be caused by Makeup:

Allergic Reactions; caused by ingredients in the makeup, chemicals, perfume or preservatives, can cause an allergic skin reaction in some people.  It is best to try till you find a product that will work for you without causing any kind of negative effect.

An Oily Sheen; a shiny, oily skin is not the same as a youthful glowing skin.  A foundation that has an oily base and creamy powders give a slick appearance.  It can cause smudging of the eyeliner or clumping in the crease above your eyelids.  Avoid oil-based makeup.  Rather stick to water based foundations and loose powders.

Makeup can be the cause of acne; certain oils in cosmetics can worsen acne and even cause acne where there were none before.  Acne is commonly caused by blocked pores.  This is what happens when oils from the makeup collect in and clog the pores.  Look for products that are labelled ‘hypoallergenic’

Dryness; a foundation or powder can dry out the skin and cause a flaky, dull looking skin.  Apply a moisturiser five minutes before applying the makeup.  A hydrating foundation or powder will also help to avoid this.

Most of the time makeup does not have any adverse effects on the skin, even though ingredients like fragrances and preservatives in makeup can cause irritation of the skin or an allergic reaction.  To avoid these types of negative reactions, look for makeup products that are oil-free, fragrance-free and also do not contain preservatives.

Most of these negative and adverse effects can be avoided through good skin hygiene.  Cleansing your skin thoroughly and keeping it moisturized will be a good start.  Together with that, choose your makeup products well.  Make sure it does not contain any harmful substances and that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.