Most Common Skin Problems and How to Address Them
Skin problems vary in intensity, causes and symptoms. While some are temporary and painless, others could be permanent and very painful. Also, some skin conditions can be traced to family history while others are either situational (as in the case of pregnancy breakouts) or are results of an allergy.
Seeing that the skin is the largest organ of the body and pretty much deserves all the care and attention it can get, it is therefore imperative to get familiar with some of its threats. Here are some of the most common skin conditions and how they can be addressed.
Characterised by dryness and flakiness, dry skin is usually not a serious skin condition. Many individuals have dry skin types. Others who do not, experience dryness as a result of; the weather, habitual soaking in hot water, or the use of harsh soaps. The good thing is, a lot can be done to improve dry skin. Ensure to avoid using drying soaps and instead, get body oils that help to seal in moisture. Venus Ultra-hydrating body oil is a good one.
Oily skin is a very common skin condition. Perhaps the most common. It occurs as a result of excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. When your skin feels greasy even without makeup, then you have an oily skin. A healthy and regular skincare routine is all you need to manage an oily skin. This includes the use of facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers and facial oils. An example is the Terre Bleue facial oil which is great to reduce the appearance of blemishes due to its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties while clarifying, soothing dry, itchy or inflamed skin.
This is a condition of skin inflammation and occurs as a result of sunburn, acne, skin irritation or allergy. More often than not, skin or face redness is a minor skin condition and can be managed at home. Skin care products with rich astringent and anti-inflammatory properties are very helpful in treating face redness. Try: Floraison au Sahara Hydra-Plumping Face Mist, this exotic water has strong anti-inflammatory effects that can help to reduce the redness of irritated skin. It also contains many free radical fighting antioxidants that help to heal and soothes the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Acne is caused by buildup of oil or bacteria on the skin pores but when there are fluctuations in some body hormones like estrogen and progesterone, the result is known as hormonal acne. Hormonal acne is therefore common among women especially during puberty, before the beginning of a menstrual cycle or even at menopause. Just like the case of face redness, products with high anti-inflammatory properties are best used for treating hormonal acne.
Sometimes mistaken for acne, blackheads are yet another form of skin condition. They are small bumps found in the opening of the hair follicles (on the skin), and occur as a result of the development of a clog in the affected area. Since blackheads are a mild form of acne, they can also be addressed by the use of anti-inflammatory products. Other times, exfoliating with the use of a face or body scrub is ideal.
Common among people of age 50 and above, face wrinkles is another skin condition. It occurs as a result of the reduction of collagen synthesis in the skin. It is therefore corrected by the application of skin products with anti-aging properties. A good one is Jardin Des Anges facial oil which contains white lupin extract that stimulates the synthesis of high quality collagen and Edelweiss extract which is a high antioxidant potential that protect against free radicals, with more than twice the antioxidant power of vitamin C. It also helps your skin stay wrinkle-free, supple, and firm.
Nothing beats having an all-natural skincare routine. It is therapeutic and also protective. At Cuerpa, we know just how delicate the skin is and how detrimental chemicals can be which is why we have chosen to stick to purely organic substances for our products. If you're keen on purchasing our products to address your skin conditions, click here.