Your skin cannot always be in a certain condition. It may change due to several causes such as age, pregnancy, puberty, acne, or allergic reactions. Fortunately, most problems are not harmful and do not require treatment unless they annoy you. If you are concerned about the treatment, you can consider these home cares.
Keep your skin clean
You can use mild soaps or cleansers and warm water to wash your skin. You may need specific products that are used for your face and others for your body. Do not scrub your skin while cleaning. When you clean your skin, you remove excessive oil, dead skin cells, and dirty.
Do not pick at the affected areas, squeeze, scratch and try to remove the acne, or bumps. Those actions can lead to infection. You should also wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid friction between clothes and your skin. You may need a bandage to cover the affected skin.
Fragrances in laundry detergents, perfumes, fabric softeners, or facial products may irritate your skin. So, you may need to avoid these products. Check the label for ‘fragrance-free’ or ‘perfume-free’.
Take a shower after you go swimming
After you go swimming at a swimming pool, clean your body with warm water. Chlorine, salt, and germs in the water can affect your skin.
Eat healthy meals
You should eat more fruits and vegetables. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day. This can keep your skin moist.
Have your skin tested
Pay attention to your skin. You should notice if a spot becomes darker, or a bump grows.
Conceal your birthmarks
If you are happy with your birthmarks, just skip this tip. If you are embarrassed, you can use cosmetic products to conceal your birthmarks. Do not try to remove the birthmarks yourself. You can hurt your skin.
When to see a doctor
In case your skin changes need to be treated, here are the signs:
- You are concerned about your skin.
- You experience bleeding, abnormal discharge, itchiness, pain.
- The bumps or spots change in shape, size.
- Your condition does not improve.
- Your skin is exposed to chemicals.
When these symptoms occur, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Although home treatment can improve a number of skin changes, more severe conditions may need medical attention. If home remedies do not work, or you notice serious symptoms such as bleeding, pain, or itchiness, see a doctor as soon as possible.
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Review Date: May 15, 2017 | Last Modified: May 15, 2017
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