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Unhealthy Skin: What Are The Signs?

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

Chapped Lips

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)

Dark Spots

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.

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