People of any age can scar as a result of wound healing, but not everyone’s scar looks the same throughout the course of their lifetime. While scarring always follows the same wound healing process, age can play a vital role in the formation of abnormal or aggressive scar types. It is commonly thought that as we age, our skin becomes weaker and more prone to injury and scarring. While this is one part of the story, it doesn’t reveal the full picture. It may surprise you that children and adolescents are at higher risk for severe scarring, but probably not for the reasons you think.
One of the most interesting aspects of sleep in relation to the human body is that it isn’t entirely understood why we evolved to need sleep in the first place. While the mechanisms of action behind sleep are still somewhat of a mystery, we do know that our bodies require it to function properly and we know what happens when we don’t get enough. We feel more alert, energetic, happier, and better able to perform daily activities when well rested. When sleep deprived we feel groggy, irritable, and physically and mentally exhausted. One of the most noticeable indicators of poor sleep is skin health. Bad sleeping habits can create new problems for our skin or cause old ones to resurface.
Even if you are blessed with incredible genetics and have always had flawless skin, chances are you will run into problems with your skin at some point in your life. These problems can range from mild to severe depending on the underlying cause and may or may not require a trip to a dermatologist. Conditions such as acne or eczema can be mild, but in some cases they can cause much discomfort and provoke anxiety. Other conditions, such as skin cancer, require examination by a doctor who will perform a procedure to remove the affected area from the skin.
Hyperpigmentation is the scientific term used to describe patches of skin that have become darker over time. These dark patches arise from the production of excess melanin in the skin, which can be caused by UV radiation from the Sun, skin damage, or hormonal changes. Often, hyperpigmentation has causes that aren’t due to underlying medical conditions. However, a dark spot may warrant a visit to the doctor’s office if it appears abnormal and continues to grow or change shape. In this article, we will explore some of the causes of hyperpigmentation and what one can do to prevent or reduce dark patches that form in the skin.
Dry skin is a problem that most of us face at some point in our lifetimes. While generally mild and harmless, dry skin can be a persistent and chronic problem that is often difficult to remedy. The reason that dry skin might be a recurrent problem for a lot of people is that they do not understand the cause of their condition. Dry skin can be caused by a number of environmental or genetic factors that are unknown to us. In this article, we will go over some of the more common causes of dry skin to help you identify where the problem originates and how you may be able to fix it.
While it’s true that good genetics play an important role in overall skin health and appearance, having a solid skincare routine is key to maintaining a youthful look. Even if genetics aren’t in your favor, observing daily habits aimed at improving skin health can only be beneficial for skin longevity. A number of skin related ailments such as acne, eczema, dry and oily skin, among others, can be alleviated to some degree if not entirely remedied by implementing a daily routine. A skin care routine isn’t difficult to manage so long as you stick with it every day and understand what products to use and which to avoid.
PH (potential hydrogen) is a scale used in chemistry to determine how acidic or basic (alkaline) a substance or solution is. The pH scale ranges from zero to 14 with zero being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. The range of seven, being the middle number on the scale, is considered to be neutral (not acidic or alkaline). While pH is often a scale used to test the acidity of water or other substances, it can also be used to determine the pH level of our skin. If our skin is too acidic or if it is too alkaline, mild to moderate skin conditions can result.
Scars are the natural result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that results from injury or surgery. In some cases, a person may have no problems with their scar and tend not to be self-conscious about its appearance. However, when a scar forms on a noticeable part of the body, such as the face or arm, finding ways to conceal it become a greater concern. But what are the best ways to cover a scar and what can you do to make it less noticeable? There are several ways to do this, but we will go over the more effective ways in this article.
When you hear the words “dry” and “dehydrated,” you may think they generally mean the same thing. After all, an absence of moisture or water can create both dry and dehydrated conditions. However, when it comes to our skin, experts agree that dry skin isn’t necessarily the same as dehydrated skin. A person can have one without the other and vice versa. A lot of patients have questions about this and want to know whether their skin is dry or dehydrated. As it turns out, there are ways to determine which one you have and products you can use to help bring moisture back into the skin.
People use a lot of different types of products for their skin. A quick internet search will yield skin care regimens and products that are claimed to treat a variety of skin-related conditions. Cures and treatments for age-related wear, uneven pigmentation, dry and oily skin, and many others can be found everywhere you look. But the main problem with many of these products is that they aren’t clinically proven or backed by scientific evidence. When dermatologists and skin care specialists rely on actual medicine, it’s easy to see why they get frustrated at a market that’s filled with questionable homeopathic remedies.