COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS IN WOMEN


COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS IN WOMEN

Some of the most common skin conditions in women include:

posted on November 27, 2021 | Author Dr Tasaduk Hussain Itoo

Some of the most common skin conditions in women include:

• Urticaria (hives)

• Cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus)

• Contact dermatitis

• Psoriasis

• Acne

• Eczema

• Rosacea

• Skin cancer (very rare in the Asian subcontinent)

Protect your skin

•Do not smoke. Smoking damages collagen and elastin, contributing to wrinkles; it also narrows the blood vessels near the surface of the skin, making the skin look paler.

•Protect your skin from the sun. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30; renew the application every two hours. If you have a vitamin D deficiency, expose only part of the body (like the legs) to direct sunlight for 10 minutes a day.

• Eat a healthy diet and stay hydrated. Aim for a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and healthy proteins.

•Treat the skin gently. Moisturize skin regularly, pat skin after washing or bathing, avoid soaps with heavy perfumes and detergents, and limit bathing or showering time (using lukewarm NOT hot water).

When to consult a doctor :

Skin conditions can range from mildly irritating (mild acne) to life-threatening (eg malignant melanoma – very rare in the Asian subcontinent) and should not be ignored. If you have any signs or symptoms of a skin problem, such as itching, redness, swelling, rash, scaly/scaly skin, oozing bumps, growths, or blisters, see your doctor right away .