skin problems and diseases

Care for problem skin

What kind of skin can be considered problematic? How to take care of it? We will try to answer these and other questions in our article. And at the same time, we will tell you about the most popular mistakes that owners of problem skin make, and we will gradually describe the scheme of competent care.

How to diagnose problem skin

Есть очевидные проблемы — признаки акне сложно не заметить. Но иногда вас беспокоят всего пара неистребимых прыщей на лбу и черные точки на крыльях носа. Такую кожу тоже считать проблемной?

Absolutely trouble-free skin does not happen. Someone has pigmentation after the first visit to the beach, someone has to fight with peeling on the cheeks in winter, and someone suffers from photodermatitis, which appears on the skin on sunny summer days. And yet the definition of “problematic” is given to skin prone to acne.

Importantly!!! If acne bothers you no more than once a month, it’s too early to worry. But if you don’t remember going out without concealer, it’s time to take action. First, consult with a dermatologist, who will prescribe tests and prescribe individual treatment based on the results. All this does not exclude proper daily skin care.

Signs of problem skin

Have you found one of the following signs? This is an excuse to make an appointment with a dermatologist.

Black dots and uneven skin relief mean that the process of renewal of the cells of the stratum corneum is disrupted.

Nose and forehead shining like a disco ball by midday? The reason is the excessive production of sebum.

The regular appearance of inflammation in the same places can be a reflection of problems with the digestive system or hormonal background.

Causes of inflammatory elements

In part, acne is a failure in the genetic lottery. Someone wipes his face with a towel that is not the most clean and does not know the troubles, and someone has already gone around all the cosmetologists, but has not solved the problem. The catalyst for the appearance of inflammation can be anything — from a hormonal failure to a passion for sweets. Only a doctor can tell you about the causes in your particular case, but for now we will describe some of the most common factors that provoke the appearance of imperfections.

In part, acne is a failure in the genetic lottery. Someone wipes his face with a towel that is not the most clean and does not know the troubles, and someone has already gone around all the cosmetologists, but has not solved the problem. The catalyst for the appearance of inflammation can be anything — from a hormonal failure to a passion for sweets. Only a doctor can tell you about the causes in your particular case, but for now we will describe some of the most common factors that provoke the appearance of imperfections.

Reasons

Cosmetics. Some cosmetic ingredients, such as talc (often found in powders) or coconut oil (a popular ingredient in face and body products) can be comedogenic in individual cases. You can’t guess in advance — you can only understand it by experience. But if you notice that the skin reacts negatively to the product, it makes sense to stop using it and carefully read the compositions when buying cosmetics.

Acids, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and vitamin C sometimes require a period of adaptation. At this time, the amount of inflammation may increase. This reaction is called a primary exacerbation and can last up to a month.

Violation of hygiene rules. If you have pets that are allowed to run around on the bed or even sleep on your pillow, “guests” will not be long in coming: indirect skin contact with the animal’s dirty paws can provoke inflammation and irritation. The recommendation for all owners of problem skin is to change the pillowcase every week, and replace the fabric towels with paper ones.

Bad habits. Have you noticed that the inflammation always appears in the same place? The reason may be a violation of household hygiene: perhaps you like to rest your cheek on your hand, and when you talk on the phone, you press the phone tightly against the skin of your face.

Adverse environmental factors. It is difficult to call the city air clean, especially if you walk not far from large highways or industrial facilities. An effective protection of the skin from dust can be a non-comedogenic foundation.

Illiterate care. Perhaps, after reading some information on the Internet, you began to use an alcohol tonic that dries the skin. Dehydrated, over-dried skin becomes brittle, its protective functions are weakened. As a result, pathogenic bacteria and allergens easily damage it, which leads to inflammation. And if you go through the inflammatory elements with a scrub, then the pathogenic bacteria will be distributed throughout the face, and you will be provided with a “blooming” appearance.

Food. It happens that the skin reacts to a number of products with rashes. For example, for sugar, pastries, chocolate. This is due to the body’s response to insulin production and its ability to activate the production of the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase. But these are individual features. It is also noted that the consumption of fatty foods such as chips and fatty meat can provoke an increased production of sebum. The trigger factor of inflammatory processes on the skin is also gastritis. If your skin suddenly “bloomed”, go for a checkup with a gastroenterologist and choose a diet.

Hormonal changes. The appearance of two or three inflammations before the “critical days” is not a cause for concern. However, a violation of the hormonal background due to polycystic ovaries often leads to severe degrees of acne. If the inflammation does not go away, be sure to visit a gynecologist.

Importantly!!! Hyperkeratosis is another process that is triggered in the skin as a result of changes in the hormonal background. It is characterized by thickening and insufficient exfoliation of the stratum corneum of the skin, which leads to inflammation and uneven terrain. In hyperkeratosis, the exfoliation process is normalized with exfoliants, and in more complex cases, retinoids are prescribed in medications.

Rules of care
In the care of problem skin, all stages are important: exfoliation, moisturizing and cleansing. We tell you what tools and in what order should be used in the following articles wait for our new article until we meet with joy.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *