We all want to put our best forward and it is also the case with our skin as the biggest body organ. But this can come really hard when we fight with common skin problems like age spots, acne, some scars and similar. Just time and sun exposure take a significant toll on our skin appearance, not to mention many other skin “enemies” like viruses and our genetics. Of course, just a little more effort in taking care of our skin can make some significant help to make our appearance glowing. It isn’t out of reach as many people think.

Acne

They are a usual problem in our high school, but many of us face this annoying problem also in our middle age. Having it on the face, back, arms and other body parts can be embarrassing with affecting our self-esteem and confidence. Hormones are leading cause of making sebaceous glands work more than usual making excess oil, lugging follicles and pores which results with whiteheads and blackheads. Inflammation of these spots by bacteria is inevitable and then come nodules, pimples, and cysts which severe condition may occur with some severe scars for life. A successful solution to bacteria is benzoyl peroxide which happens after you wash your face with salicylic acid which opens pores. This is recommended doing twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. More severe cases should visit doctor to prescribe what is best for specific type of problem. Many woman end up with taking oral contraceptives and anti-androgen medications.

Age spots

Actually, these are not caused by your age; they are the result of the sun caused by ultraviolet damage. Melanin which is produced by melanocytes to protect the skin becomes overproduced and uneven over time. They are not harmful just very annoying, and people usually want to remove them because of aesthetic reason. These can be successfully removed by a good cosmetic dermatologist. Also, you may try using hydroquinone which is a topical bleaching cream that inhibits melanin production and retinoids as an exfoliant. For more severe cases there is always the option of laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

Ingrown hairs

Regular shaving and waxing is something women today can’t avoid, major problem is what happens after. Hair starts to grow in rather than breaking through the skin. This results with soreness, redness and pus. Leave your tweezers down and prepare for some good exfoliation. To some ladies it will be enough to apply some warm compress which will soften the skin enough for hair to go through the skin. Other ladies should use some chemical (hydroxyl acid or salicylic acid) or home-made exfoliator while showering to remove some dead cells and help hair go through the skin easier. Inflamed area should be treated with benzoyl peroxide to kill the bacteria causing the pimples.

Scars

Scars

Some may disappear with time but some remain for lifetime as a result of more serious injury. Medical treatment is not required here but it can really frustrate and affect people’s lives. Fortunately today there are outnumbering quality cosmetic dermatologist which bring great results with their treatments.