What Kind of Problem Skin Do You Have?

Date: Feb 2017

Skin problems come in many different forms. Some of them, such as infections, can affect all types of skin, but there are other issues that tend to affect certain types of skin.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is very common, particularly when we are alternating between the cold weather outside and the hot central heating indoors during the winter. Using a moisturiser every day can help with dry skin, but if it is linked with other symptoms such as redness or itchiness, it could be a sign of eczema, which will require additional treatment from your dermatologist in London.

Oily Skin

Spots are caused by the build up of oil and skin cells in your pores, so if you have oily skin you are more likely to suffer from blemishes like blackheads and acne. Taking good care of your skin can help, so make sure you’re using products designed for oily skin. If your spots are bad or aren’t responding to over the counter treatments, you should see a dermatologist in London for help.

Sensitive Skin

Some of us have skin that becomes irritated more easily than other people’s. Sensitive skin can react badly to skincare products, detergents, and many other substances. The best way to deal with this is to identify the trigger and avoid it, but you might need to see a dermatologist in London for allergy testing and advice if you can’t work out the cause. Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can also make your skin more sensitive, as your symptoms will often flare up in response to specific triggers.

Fair Skin

If you have very fair skin, you will be more prone to sun damage. You will burn more easily, so you should be particularly careful to use sun cream and avoid the sun during the hottest parts of the day in summer. You are also more likely to develop freckles and sun spots and you are at slightly higher risk of developing skin cancer. However, you can experience sun damage and get skin cancer even if you have dark skin, so it’s always important to be careful and keep an eye out for any unusual moles or growths.

Did you know?

Most moles are not a cause for concern and present a purely cosmetic problem. However, moles can occasionally undergo changes that lead to them becoming cancerous.

Acne is a common condition characterised by blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. It affects the greasy and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest and back.

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