Some skin care concerns require immediate attention, and sometimes the longer you wait to address them, the more difficult it becomes to fix the problem. If you’re unsure of which skin care concerns are serious and which can be ignored, pay close attention to these three common skin care concerns that you should absolutely not ignore.
Commonly referred to as liver spots, sun spots are typically flat brownish lesions that occur with age and exposure to UV light. Sun spots are mostly genetic but can be accelerated by sun exposure. Use of high SPF sunscreen and good skincare can help keep them at bay.
Uneven Skin Tone
Skin tone is a reflection of your health, so it’s important to check in on it on a regular basis. A healthy skin tone is even and consistent. If you notice unevenness or changes in tone, don’t ignore them; talk to your doctor about what might be causing these issues.
Commonly known as a sign of aging, crows feet are wrinkles that form around your eyes. Some people get them at a young age and others not until they are much older. Crows feet generally appear when you’re smiling because it is an involuntary muscle movement. This can be due to working in front of a computer screen, which makes us smile because we’re happy even though we don’t realize it!
As we age, we are bound to notice some physical changes in our bodies. One of these changes is saggy skin. The most notable area for sagging skin is around your face and neck; gravity begins to take its toll on these areas, giving them a sunken-in appearance or an overall loose feeling. While you can’t do much about your genetics when it comes to aging, there are things you can do that will help maintain a firmer appearance with less sagging skin.
As we age, our skin loses some of its elasticity, so you’re likely to notice fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to eating right, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep (all important elements in keeping your skin healthy), there are a few specific skin care concerns that impact how we age. Today, I’m going to talk about three common wrinkles: laughter lines, crow’s feet, and smile lines.
Many of us have moles on our skin, and they usually don’t mean anything. But moles that have changed shape or color should be seen by a dermatologist to determine if they are potentially cancerous. If you notice that a mole has become darker or raised, get it checked out. The same goes for any bumps you can’t explain—if your doctor says it’s nothing to worry about, at least you won’t need to stress about it anymore!
Age Spots (Sun, Aging, etc.)
Age spots are flat, brown discolorations on your skin that occur when excess melanin—the pigment that gives skin its color—accumulates in one place. Though they’re benign and not linked to cancer, many people find them unattractive and would like to get rid of them. Although sun exposure is often to blame for creating these brown marks, other causes include hormonal changes or genetics.
Acne Marks/Scars (Post-Acne Scars)
While acne itself isn’t typically a permanent condition, its associated marks and scars can be. This is especially true when it comes to acne marks on your face (also known as post-acne scars). Unfortunately, acne marks aren’t easy to get rid of; in fact, it could take a few years before they fade away. However, there are measures you can take to help reduce their appearance while they heal.
Rosacea is a skin condition in which facial blood vessels dilate and become visible through the skin. The result: visible redness on your cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose. As if that wasn’t bad enough, rosacea sufferers also often experience a burning or stinging sensation in their skin along with extremely sensitive skin to light touch (including wind) and temperature extremes. Luckily, there are many ways to treat rosacea.
Capillaries are very small blood vessels that connect arteries and veins. They look like thin, red lines on your skin when they’re visible. Though capillaries can be unsightly, you don’t need to worry about broken capillaries unless you notice them appearing in clusters or streaks.
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