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Common skin problems and how to treat them

As we grow older, we all face the same issues with our skin. There’s a wide array of products in the market today that claim to have the solution to your skin aging woes, but some of these products only cover up the damage done. In fact, many anti-aging products don’t really do anything to make the skin look younger and do not work as they claim. Here are some common problems and how to deal with them:

Wrinkles

Almost every anti aging product in the market today targets this most common skin aging problem. These creases are basically caused by two things: exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun and smoking. The good thing is that you can actually prevent these things from happening. You can use sunscreen when going out or better yet, you can just avoid spending lots of time under the sun. Quitting smoking, a healthy diet, lots of water and regular exercise can also help keep wrinkles at bay.

Dry skin

As we age, dry skin and itching tends to be more “chronic”. The reason behind this is because as people age, the sweat and oil glands found in our skin get depleted, resulting in dry skin and all the problems associated with it such as itching. To treat this, you can use moisturizers such as creams, oils and lotions all over your body to keep your from getting dry. You can also avoid using too much soap and avoid taking too many baths. Tepid water is best to avoid drying out your skin. These treatments only alleviate the symptoms but doesn’t really fix the problem of dry skin because there’s really no permanent treatment for that.

Age spots

Age spots are those small flat brown marks caused by unprotected exposure to the sun. They usually appear on the face and other areas of the body most exposed to the sun. Some anti aging facial skin treatments can fade age spots but to prevent further damage, you can use sunscreen every day.

Skin cancer

People, especially Caucasians older than 65 years old, are susceptible to skin cancer. It is very important to have your skin checked by a dermatologist on a regular basis.

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