Did you know that your skin tells a story? Beautifully radiant skin usually indicates health and vitality, saying that a person is taking good care of themselves. Whereas if your skins appearance is dull, it can give the impression of poor lifestyle choices.
Identifying the signs of poor skin health and taking the necessary steps to treat the problems can make a huge difference to your skins story.
Below are some of the signs that could indicate poor skin health:
Blotchiness & Uneven Texture
Signs: red, white or dark patches on the skin
Causes: hereditary, sun exposure, not exfoliating
Treatments: daily cleanse and moisturise, exfoliate, clean diet
Signs: pronounced lines and wrinkles, drier skin
Causes: lack of moisture, sun exposure
Treatments: moisturise regularly, antioxidants, vitamin C
Signs: spots on face, back or chest, oily skin, blackheads
Causes: blocked pores, dead skin, bacteria
Treatments: exfoliate, face mask, gels or creams (GP advised), balanced diet
Signs: cracking, itchy or peeling skin, sores
Causes: sun damage, cold weather, vitamin B deficiency
Treatments: lip balm with SPF, lip moisturiser, steam and follow with moisturiser
Signs: flushing (skin turns red), burning sensation, visible blood vessels, swollen bumps
Causes: stress, particular food and drink (i.e. cheese, alcohol), sun exposure
Treatments: gentle cleanse, moisturise and SPF daily, antibiotics (GP advised)
Signs: freckles, moles, spots
Causes: sun damage, skin trauma
Treatments: SPF (prevention), face peels, microdermabrasion
Other signs of poor skin health include: flaky skin, warts, rashes and moles. Seeking advice from a skin specialist, GP or other medical professionals and treating these conditions can go a long way to gaining and maintaining healthier skin.