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Facts and Advice About Common Skin Issues

By Stepy Kamei

Taking care of our health is important, and this includes the health of the largest organ of our body -- the skin! Still, health conditions can affect the skin from time to time. If you've ever suffered from any kind of skin issue, you're not alone. Every year, thousands of people seek advice from dermatologists and other healthcare professionals on a wide range of issues relating to the look and feel of their skin. If you've recently started noticing a change in your skin, it's a good idea to be informed about what the cause could be. You'll also want to know if it's a mild condition, and what you can do to treat it, or if you need to see a healthcare professional about the issue. Here are some of the most common skin issues -- and how you should go about taking care of them.

Dry Skin

Dermatologists agree that one of the most common issues they hear about is dry skin. It turns out that there are a wide variety of reasons why a person could be suffering from dry skin. It's possible you're not using the right moisturizer for your skin type. Or maybe you're dehydrated. It's important to know that dry skin can ultimately be a symptom of skin sensitivity since dry skin as not as adept at protecting the nerves in the skin. Make sure you're moisturizing every day and drinking plenty of water.

Itchy Skin

Another very common problem many people face is itchy skin and rashes. First, consider if this is a chronic problem for you or if it just popped up suddenly. Think about whether the appearance of a rash relates to recently starting up a new skincare routine or using a new soap or face cream. See if cutting out a particular product eliminates the itchiness. If you're still experiencing this issue, it might be wise to meet with a dermatologist to rule out any allergies.

Breakouts

Ah, adult acne. Aren't we supposed to be done with pimples after high school? Unfortunately, it's still a frequent problem for many people well into adulthood. It could be a sign of sensitive skin, or you could just be using the wrong kind of face wash. Try using one with salicylic acid to fight acne before it even has a chance to pop up. It also helps to eat a healthy diet and limit the amount of fats and salts you consume, as these can lead to clogged pores.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rockford, Ill.  

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