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Many men and women strive for flawless skin, but attaining that is not always a smooth journey. People struggle with various beauty concerns that often affect self-confidence and overall well-being. Acne affects up to 50 million of the population, making it the most endemic beauty concern nationwide. Beauty product manufacturers continually expand their product lines in response to increased demand. Celebrities and other notable beauty personalities strutting their stuff with the help of high-end products have further fueled this. This discussion delves into some of the common beauty issues and their remedies.
Acne and pimple breakout
Acne breakout is common in puberty through the ten years. That is when a child transitions from adolescence in preparation for adulthood. Several hormones are released at this stage of a child’s life, and some can be stressful on the skin. The primary hormones responsible for this are estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and androgens. These hormones directly impact the skin, triggering it to produce more sebum. This refers to the natural oil your body produces in the skin glands to help lubricate the dermis. How can something positive trigger a chain of beauty concerns on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and upper back? Excessive sebum production clogs the pores to cause pimples.
In many cases, clogged pores occur with the help of bacteria on the skin’s surface. Before you know it, you’re battling with pimples and acne throughout your teens. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there because some adults experience acne and pimple breakouts. The solution is to incorporate an oil-free moisturizer into your skincare routine. That keeps your skin properly hydrated to counteract excess sebum production. It is equally important to avoid popping pimples or squeezing acne. This habit exacerbates breakouts and leaves dark spots after healing. Skin cleansing products with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can also speed healing.
Dark circles and puffy eyes
These distinct facial markings are synonymous with lack of sleep and exhaustion. However, there is more to dark circles and constantly puffy eyes. They could be signs of aging or allergy flare-ups. Genetics may play a role in other cases, but the good news is that their appearance can be eliminated or reduced. Have you ever wondered why spas use cucumber slices as under-eye treatments? Cucumbers have a cooling effect on the thin skin around the eyes, making them perfect for treating dark circles and puffiness. Cucumber slices directly cool blood vessels under the eyes, and the results are almost instant. A cold compress will do if you don’t have cucumber. You can also grab over-the-counter caffeinated eye creams to help with puffiness. Again, makeup concealer temporarily solves dark circles around your eyes. The trick is to make the area match with the rest of your facial skin tone. However, a more permanent solution is getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and meeting the daily 8-ounce water intake requirement.
Many factors can cause uneven skin tone – a prominent reason for increased makeup use among people, especially women. Excessive sun exposure, hormonal changes, acne scars, and product reactions can cause patched skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation. People often say it is a major beauty concern that can affect self-confidence and trigger poor body image. There is only so much makeup can do to hide hyperpigmentation, which is why a more permanent remedy is required. Incorporate Vitamin C serum and retinoids into your skincare routine. However, remember to consult a dermatologist on the correct application methods. Retinoids and Vitamin C serum can make the skin extra sensitive, making it important to increase your daily sunscreen usage even when it’s cloudy outside. The last thing you want is to aggravate your skin and trigger more hyperpigmentation in renewed skin. Consistency is key to treating hyperpigmentation. Don’t expect to see immediate results after a few days of treatment. It will take a while for results to be visible, depending on your skin type.
Over 10% of the population live with dehydrated skin yearly. Many factors can lead to this, and you’re about to discover some of them. Environmental factors can trigger dry skin, leaving the dermis itchy and constantly inflamed. People with eczema are also more likely to experience flare-ups when the skin is dry. Fortunately, you can find products from experts like Bodewell Skincare to help with this. Failing to moisturize the skin or drink adequate daily amounts of water can negatively impact the skin in summer. The adult human body comprises 60%-70% water, which explains why hydration is crucial. Without a good skin moisturizer and water intake, your body must reduce its optimal performance to keep you alive for longer.
Unfortunately, seeing the effects on your skin doesn’t take too long. Dry, scaly, itchy, and inflamed skin becomes your constant companion. Meanwhile, low humidity is nothing for your skin to smile about in winter. Additionally, indoor heating causes more water depletion from the skin, resulting in that infamous winter itch. Regardless of the weather, it would help to never renege on your daily water consumption. Your body and skin need water to function properly. A gentle skin exfoliator can also lift dead skin cells to reduce the risk of dry skin. Exfoliation reveals softer and newer skin that enhances your complexion. Use shea butter and aloe vera to lock in the moisture for a youthful glow.
Oily skin and excessive shine
Where does the oil come from after a few hours of applying your makeup? Better yet, your face was clean and dry before bed, but you woke up with a slick face. Excess sebum production is common in all genders and not necessarily restricted to a particular sex. Excessive facial shine occurs due to overactive sebaceous glands due to hormonal changes or a reaction to a beauty product. You’re better off ceasing its use if it’s the latter.
On the other hand, if it’s hormonal, there are other processes to know. First, use a gentle foaming cleanser to clean excess oil and free your pores. It will be logical to avoid oil-based moisturizers and beauty products to avoid exacerbating an already oily skin. The tendency to transition from excessively oily skin to dry is high if you adopt overzealous cleansing measures. The trick is to use gentle products to regulate your skin’s natural oil production. Balance is the key principle in this treatment.
The cold months are a major culprit for chapped lips, but you no longer have to stress. Simple remedies like beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil lip balms are excellent for reversing chapped lips. You can also exfoliate your lips with a gentle scrub to help flake off dead skin cells. You don’t have to wait for your lips to look chapped before incorporating these tips into your beauty routine. These protective measures help your lips build resistance to cold seasons like winter. Hydrated lips make you look healthy and youthful instead of chapped ones. Regular nourishing lip balm application before bed can repair early signs of dryness. Don’t wait until things get out of hand before looking for measures to counter what could have been avoided in the first place.
Fine lines and wrinkles
These natural aging signs appear in visible body areas around the mouth, eyes, chest, and neckline. Sometimes, however, aging has nothing to do with it. Premature fine lines and wrinkles may result from poor hydration and moisturizing habits. Excessive sun exposure and lack of sunscreen can also speed up the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Unfortunately, these visible lines make you appear older than you are – an occurrence many people, especially women, are uncomfortable with.
Increase your moisturizing habits and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Take along a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face from excessive heat. Sunscreen with an SPF of 40 would be ideal to provide a protective barrier on your skin. The more protective measures you take, the better and more youthful your skin will look.