As the body’s protective outer-shell, the skin puts up with a lot, as harmful elements such as chemicals, infections, cuts, scrapes, and sunlight keep the delicate organ under near-constant assault.
The addition of sweaty exercise-sessions and stress send your epidermis into overdrive, leaving it no choice but to react.
Contrary to what most guys think, pimples don’t stop popping up when you are an adult. Raging hormones are usually responsible in your teen years, but other factors such as humidity, stress, heavy sweating, or the use of steroids can cause the irritating red at adulthood.
Even if you observe perfect personal hygiene and diet, you may still see flare-ups, even as washing your face too much can cause acne to get worse.
If your acne is bad enough to affect your confidence, then, you need to see a primary care physician, because, acne truly is a medical condition that requires medical treatment. A primary care physician can also help identify the cause of your flare-ups and can offer to advise accordingly.
Skin Problems At Every Age
Skin problems arise as early as teens, and as we age, our skin will change, aging and adapting to our internal bodies and our environment. These are some of the skin worries that may arise during different stages of our life:
Age 13 to 20
- Hormone Changes
- Excess Oil leading
- shiny and greasy looking skin
- Large Pores
Age 20 to 40
- Drying of Skin
- Fine Lines that may develop into wrinkles, unless treated
- Large Pores
- Sun Spots
- Enlargement of existing pores for people with oily skin
- Stretch Marks
- Laugh Lines
Age 40 and Up
- Dull Skin
- Eye Bags
This is a skin injury that shows up immediately after our skin is exposed to Ultra Violet radiation. Those with more of a brown pigment called melanin gets protection from the effects of UV radiation, but a fair-skinned guy can burn and blister even in the winter.
Prevention strategies include
- daily sunscreen,
- sunglasses, and
- hats, even in the winter.
Treatment of Sunburn
For any kind of skin trauma, applying vitamin E twice a day helps the skin heal itself, and for best results, cut a vitamin E supplement in half and rub the gel directly onto your skin.
About 14 million Americans credit their flushed face to the inflammatory skin disease called rosacea, which is not life-threatening but can deliver a major blow to your appearance and self-esteem. If left untreated, it only gets worse over time.
The remedy for rosacea requires prescription drugs, but self-care is important too. Causes of flare-ups include the sun, certain foods, etc. Other prevention strategies include wearing sunscreen, avoiding rubbing or touching the face too much, and avoiding using products with alcohol on the skin.
How to Fix Your Skin Problems
And depending on one’s age, lifestyle, and diet, you may need one or a combination of the following steps:
Prevention can only happen when the problem is still in a latent stage. This is before it becomes a permanent concern. It is very important to start early when signs are beginning to show. For example, when an adolescent has excess oil on their skin, their skin will show signs like shiny skin, dullness, and will be prone to breakouts. If untreated properly, acne can lead to scarring and the excess oil can lead to large pores.
Protection becomes necessary as we hit maturity and our lifestyle changes. At that time, the life that we lead may have physical consequences, and at this time, prevention of further problem development is crucial. At this stage, fine dry lines will occur from dry skin, and if not properly treated, deep wrinkles will visualize.
Correction usually happens once the problem has already occurred, and at this time, it will take time and resource to correct and return the skin to a balanced, healthy skin. Sun damage is one cause of pigmentation, and excess exposure to the sun that reaches under the epidermis causes sun-spots. To correct this problem, laser treatment, regular facial treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion may be required.