How to Tackle Common Skin Problems

Updated at: Nov 06, 2014
How to Tackle Common Skin Problems

Skin, the largest organ in the human body should be taken care of inside out. Take care of your skin, combat skin problems and keep them from being a source of embarrassment.

Himanshu Sharma
Skin CareWritten by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Nov 06, 2014

Skin, the largest organ in human body, should be taken care of inside out. Skincare not jonly ensures a good complexion but also keeps microbes that may cause illnesses away.

Despite a good skincare routine, there can be skin problems such as sun damage, acne, blackheads, stretch marks and more. Here’s how you should take care of your skin, combat skin problems and keep them from being a source of embarrassment.

Acne Breakouts

Acne breakouts are common skin condition that causes pimples on the skin. Dealing with acne breakouts isn’t easy as it isn’t about what lotions you put on your skin. Acne improves if you make changes to your daily routine, clarify your skin and use good car of skin. When having breakouts, use a good scrub, such as those containing jojoba beads to remove dead skin cells without damaging pores. During summers, a coat of talcum powder can help to absorb excess perspiration.


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Skin Dryness

Moisturising your skin is important, especially for those with dry skin. Choose an oil-based moisturiser that contains ingredients that help keep your skin hydrated. Apply moisturiser at least twice a day. Petroleum jelly and baby oil can also be used to mositurise skin.



Eczema is characterised by itchy, red, dry and cracked skin. It often occurs in the folds of skin, inside region of elbow, between toes or behind the knees. To deal with eczema, you need to up the intake of ‘good’ fats (nuts, seeds and oily fish). These foods are involved in the production of compounds which reduce inflammation.


Sun Damage

Wear a good sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and limit your exposure to the sun. This will prevent sunburns, dryness, peeling of skin and premature ageing. Try to avoid stepping out in the sun during afternoon hours. And if you must go out, don’t forget to apply a moisturizing sunscreen, wearing sunglasses and a broad brim hat.


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Spider veins

Spider veins are small wiggly purple lines that run close to the surface of the skin. They are mostly found on the face or legs. To cope with spider veins, you need to stay well-hydrated as fluid retention is one of the main reasons for spider veins to develop. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables provide a wide variety of plant compounds and antioxidants that prevent damage to blood vessels and support collagen production.

If you find that treatments are not working, consult a dermatologist. A dermatologist can advise you on the best way to care and treat skin problems you are dealing with.



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