Skincare Problems You Need to Know About

An unhealthy complexion often results from slower cell turnover and moisture loss. Exfoliate regularly and use serums which promote cellular renewal to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin.

Long and hot showers can strip skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. Instead, use a gentle cleanser, toner and light gel moisturizer instead.


Acne occurs when hair follicles – tiny holes in the skin connected to oil glands that produce sebum oil to protect skin from drying out – become blocked. Sebum oils produced by these oil glands mix with dead skin cells to cause pimples. When mixed together with pus, they form cysts or nodules and appear anywhere from face, neck shoulders chest back. Pimples without pus are known as whiteheads while those containing sebum are blackheads.

For optimal acne prevention, wash your face twice daily with mild soap and lukewarm water, using mineral-based moisturizer. Scrubbing can aggravate existing problems by inflaming skin flora. When selecting moisturizers for use on acne-prone skin, avoid heavy products with cocoa butter, mineral oil or other oils as these can clog pores further leading to breakouts. Sunscreen and makeup should be noncomedogenic-labeled; mineral-based formulas might be an alternative if necessary.

Dry skin

Dry skin, or xerosis, occurs when our bodies don’t retain enough moisture and leads to flaky or cracked skin that leaves our faces feeling rough and tight. Sufferers of this condition may experience itching and redness as well as itchy patches on their arms and legs – further compounding their discomfort.

Certain medications used to treat high blood pressure or depression may have the adverse side effect of dry skin by altering its water balance, while age and cold weather also play a factor.

Some jobs, like nursing or housekeeping, involve frequent washing that strips skin of natural lipids that help it remain soft and moisturised. Exposure to hot, chlorinated or chemically treated water may further irritate or dry out skin as can harsh soaps; while certain medical conditions like psoriasis or atopic dermatitis may flare-up.


Wrinkles and creases are a normal part of aging, yet their causes can be addressed through preventative skincare and cosmetic treatments. According to Jaimie DeRossa MD, founder and lead facial plastic surgeon of DeRossa Center Plastic Surgery & Med Spa located in Boston and Palm Beach; as you get older the natural breakdown of healthy elastin and collagen fibers that provide support and elasticity decreases as we get older – environmental or lifestyle factors (sun exposure, pollution levels, smoking cessation or stress relief may accelerate this process further).

A proper skincare regimen that includes sunscreen and eating healthily can be effective at delaying the formation of wrinkles. Topical retinoids containing vitamin A may reduce fine lines and splotches while over-the-counter antiaging creams with antioxidants and collagen proteins can also help. Other wrinkle-fighting solutions include laser resurfacing and Botox.

Sun damage

Your sun-drenched youth has left its mark on your skin in the form of wrinkles, age spots, freckles and changes to its complexion. UV radiation from sunlight accounts for 80% of skin aging while precancerous lesions like solar keratosis may also develop as a result.

Sun damage is something most of us have to deal with; thankfully, however, you can mitigate its appearance with regular application of broad-spectrum sunscreen and by staying out of direct sunlight between 10 am and 3 pm. You could also try peels, laser treatment or microdermabrasion to treat sun damage and rejuvenate your skin.

Regular skin inspection is key to early detection of skin cancer and other conditions. Our dermatologists can assist you in performing a self-exam that will detect early indicators. Furthermore, they may suggest including foods rich in antioxidants like leafy vegetables, tomatoes and other fruits as well as vegetable oils and nuts into your diet for maximum effectiveness.