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5 Common Skin Problems Women Deal With

5 Common Skin Problems Women Deal With

by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Skin care is an essential part in a woman’s life. Every woman aspires to have a clear and clean skin. One usually opts for facials, skin peels and natural remedies to ensure that their skin is supple. However on numerous occasions due to the weather, diet and stress issues your skin health can suffer. Aging also is a major factor that can affect your skin. Following are some of the common skin issues that women face.

  • Acne:

Acne is the most common skin disorder in women. It is usually seen in teenagers however we can see its incidence increase in adults too. It is caused to an issue in the oil glands of the skin which is often triggered by hormonal changes. The term acne is used not only for pimples on the face but black heads, cysts and nodules. In fact some people can have acne on other parts of body also. Pregnancy can worsen the acne and it can clear the acne also. Stress can trigger the condition and make the same worse. For treatment wash the affected area with warm water and avoid using soap. Avoid scrubbing and squeezing blemishes. Acne treatment should be done by a dermatologist because acne if left untreated leads to permanently scars and dark facial spots.

  • Melasma:

Melasma is a common skin problem in women. It causes brown patches on the face and other parts of the body. It is more common in people with darker skin such as African, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean descants. Melasma appearson the cheeks, foreheads, bridge of nose, above upper lips and the chin. Some people get patches on their forearms or neck.

  • Telogen Effluvium:

It is the second most common form of hair loss. It diffuses thriving of hair on the scalp which may not be even all over. It affects more on the top of scalp than on the back and sides. In a normal healthy person’s scalp 85% of hair follicles are actively growing hair and 15% are resting hair. In this disease the actively growing hair follicles are affected.

  • Crows Feet:

Crows feet are also known as laugh lives and character lines. They are a cluster of tiny wrinkles and fine lines that form around the outer corner of the eyes. There are two proteins which are responsible for skin elasticity – collagen and elastin, it decreases with age, hence causing the formation of crows feet.

  • Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis):

it is the shedding of dead skin cells. As the skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people have annually large amount of flaking up to 80000 with redness and irritation. Seborrheic Dermatitis is a common scalp disorder affecting half of the population and of any sex and race, mostly in the post puberty period. Shampoo which contains different ingredients like antifungal, coal tar, aspirin and tea tree oil are effective.

If you are affecting from any of the above mentioned skin issues, it is best advised that you consult a dermatologist at the earliest. Do not try to self medicate.

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