Our skin is our largest organ and one of the only organs other people can see. So when we are unhealthy, our skin is often the first place it shows. And continual unhealthy behavior takes a toll on beauty. The reverse is true as well. Taking care of our skin often involves behaviors that are good for the rest of our body too. That being said, there are also skin conditions that are purely a matter of the skin, and the treatment is specific to the problem.
The field of dermatology is quite complex, with doctors needing to diagnose a wide variety of conditions. But because our skin is so vital to our confidence and image. Some dermatologists are among the highest-paid specialists in medicine.
Here are some tips for keeping your skin young and healthy-looking:
Rosacea is a condition named after the redness it causes around the face. It is caused by inflammation. Rosacea can sometimes be confused with acne or the effects of alcoholism. It can be disguised with makeup, but it is better to treat it with something like QR8’s Rosacea Treatment Cream.
The cause of rosacea is unknown, and it is often a temporary disorder. As many as ten percent of the population experience rosacea for a time. This condition can be brought on by exposure to the sun.
Dry, Itchy Skin
There are many causes of dry skin, but the best way to avoid the condition is through a holistic approach to skincare. A natural diet, hydration, and limited exposure to the sun. Limited use of strong cleanser and the avoidance of aggressive cleaning is also recommended. Some excellent moisturizing products can give your skincare efforts a boost.
Dry skin can also be caused by conditions that require treatment or medication. If your dryness or itchiness does not go away on its own, it is a good idea to make an appointment with a doctor to get a medical opinion. Another cause of itch, hives, and rashes is allergies. So if trouble persists, an allergy test might reveal the cause.
Probably the most well-known skin condition is acne. It is most commonly found in teenagers and is related to physiological changes. Generally, by our late teens, the condition starts to fade. However, acne can sometimes become a more serious issue that will require medical intervention.
Acne can affect people of any age. The best way to reduce acne is very similar to treating most skin conditions through a natural diet low in processed oils and sugar. Keeping your skin clean is essential, but overly aggressive cleaning or cleaning too frequently makes it difficult for your skin to recover and heal naturally. There are also many acne medicines available, and sometimes birth control is used as a treatment.
Other skin conditions such as lumps, shingles, hives, and unusual moles or pigmentation should be assessed and treated by a physician.
If you have nice skin, remember to treat it well. Healthy living, natural food, limit your exposure to the sun, drink responsibly, and never ever smoke tobacco. Following this advice should ensure youthful skin for as long as your genetics allow.
*Photos by Polina Tankilevitch