Common Skin Problems

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All of us have experienced some sort of skin condition in the past. Whether your skin problems ended in childhood or they’ve followed you into adulthood, it’s a good idea to be educated about the most common types of skin problems we face as humans.

Acne Scarring

Acne scarring is a result of blemishes on the skin (usually the face but can occur anywhere) that don’t heal correctly. Acne scars can be both permanent or temporary depending on the severity and any treatments applied. Acne scars look like shallow indentations in the skin.

Abnormal Pigmentation

Some types of abnormal skin pigmentation are actually quite normal and include things like birthmarks and freckles. While these types of abnormal skin pigmentation are wildly accepted, there are others that can cause some insecurity or discomfort for the people afflicted by them. Common forms of abnormal pigmentation include macular stains, vitiligo, and albinism.

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Wrinkles

Wrinkles become more of an issue as people age. They occur first around the eyes and mouth, known commonly as crows’ feet and laugh lines. Eventually, an individual can experience wrinkles on their entire face, and also the rest of their body. There are a few different types of wrinkles, some that occur normally as a result of muscle function (dynamic wrinkles) and others that are a result of poor skincare in younger years or habits such as smoking or tanning (static wrinkles).

Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that frequently affects children and is unfortunately chronic. It can affect adults as well, however. This condition results in red, itchy skin, and is still without a cure. Often, eczema will be accompanied by hay fever or asthma.

Shingles

Shingles is a highly uncomfortable condition also known as Herpes Zoster. It is a viral infection that creates a very painful rash on one side of the body that eventually develops into blisters. These blisters will last for 7 to 10 days before scabbing over, and the flare-up can take up to two full weeks to fully heal. Prior to those two weeks, people will experience pain, tingling, and/or itching in the areas that are developing into shingles.

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