Common Skin Issues and How to Deal with Them

Common Skin Issues and How to Deal with Them
July 26 01:00 2020 Print This Article

We are living in a world that is so obsessed with appearance. As such, this adds up to some of our insecurities. Fortunately, there are readily available skin products and non-invasive procedures to help us manage and feel good about ourselves. Here are some common skin conditions and how we can deal with them.


During the adolescent period, the most common complaint we encounter is the development of acne. Acne can be found on the face, upper back, and even on the chest and shoulders. This condition develops from infected hair follicles and may cause comedones, such as blackheads or whiteheads, and pimples. The most common mistake teenagers make is to try to pop them, or apply a variety of makeup products to conceal them. In doing so, the condition worsens and becomes difficult to manage. The first and most important tip is to avoid manipulation. Consult with a dermatologist to know more about your skin type and get the proper medication. The doctor can give either topical or oral medication, depending on the severity of your situation. 

Chicken Skin

Another condition that is very benign yet bothersome for most is the chicken skin or in medical terms, keratosis pilaris. This is often seen in the extremities and characterised as small bumps, and may appear in clusters. Some often describe it as having permanent “goosebumps.” Although this is not dangerous, we have the tendency to think that the smoother the skin, the better. This can be managed with frequent use of emollients, mild soap, and moisturisers. It just takes patience and constant effort. 


Although not as common, vitiligo is still a condition that affects one’s self-esteem. Vitiligo is a problem with skin pigmentation, which makes the skin colour uneven. It can be seen as hypopigmented patches on the face, trunk, extremities, neck, and scalp. This condition may be progressive. Visit your trusted dermatologist to discuss options for managing this condition. Your doctor may suggest medical, surgical, or laser therapy, depending on your preference.


Developing wrinkles is a normal part of ageing. As we grow older, the strength of our skin decreases and loosens. Wrinkles usually form on the forehead, face, neck, and arms. Though we are bound to develop this, we can actually slow down the process by protecting our skin. Make sure to use sunscreen, especially on areas most exposed to the sun. Moisturise and stick with your daily skincare routine. Eat healthy, hydrate, and exercise! For those who are having difficulties managing their wrinkles, there are other alternatives, such as anti wrinkle injections, Botox, and facelifts. Rest assured, these procedures are very much safe and effective. Talk to your doctor to know which suits you best.

Many of these skin issues can be pretty scary if you do not know what the condition is and how to treat it. But always remember that for severe cases, it would still be best to consult your doctor instead of doing a home remedy.

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Mike Morgan
Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan is a health enthusiast and has written several health articles for various health magazines.

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