7 Biggest Skin Issues of Women

Every woman wants to have clear, smooth and radiant skin. Unfortunately, there are many skin problems that can get in the way such as acne, dark spots and stretch marks. The good news is that having healthy and naturally glowing skin is not impossible. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at the top skin problems that affect women and what can be done for treatment.

1. Acne

Acne is not just a problem that teenagers suffer from; it also affects a significant percentage of adults. There are many reasons acne can persist even as one gets older such as high levels of certain hormones, wearing tight clothing, bad hygiene and the use of certain skin products. The good news is that there are many anti-acne products that are proven to prevent and treat acne. Spot treatments have become popular but you need to look for certain ingredients that are both effective and safe such as colloidal sulfur, salicylic acid and zinc oxide.

2. Dark Spots

Dark Spots

Dark spots can start to appear even during your early 20s. It can be caused by different reasons but the most common is excessive sun exposure. There are exfoliating products that can help reduce dark spots. However, the most effective products are skin brightening formulations that utilize natural ingredients to treat hyperpigmentation.

3. Scars

Scars in certain parts of your body can make any person very self-conscious. It is another common skin issue that affects women. Scars are caused by damage to the collagen and elastin in the skin from injury, surgery or severe acne. There are many treatments available such as surgery, laser therapy and the use of fillers. Topical formulations for diminishing scars are also available but most products are not very effective.

4. Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often a result of puberty or sudden weight gain. It is a problem that affects most women during and after pregnancy. The problem is treatable when it is still fresh (red color) but once it becomes silver or grey, there is a much lower chance of eliminating it. Topical treatments and cosmetic procedures are available for treatment.

5. Rosacea

The cause of rosacea is unknown but people who have it know how problematic it can get. There is no cure for the skin problem but its symptoms can be controlled and you can stop the problem from getting worse. Skincare experts suggest using cleansers and moisturizers that offer anti-inflammatory properties to help control the problem.

6. White Spots

White Spots

White spots often appear on your arms, legs and hands after too much exposure to sunlight. Most people just ignore it and the problem is not really anything you need to worry about. It is just a sign that sun damage has occurred. The cells that produce skincolor which are called melanocytes have been destroyed because of excessive sun exposure. If you suffer from this skin problem, it would be best to consult a dermatologist.

7. Spider and Varicose Veins

Our veins have valves which work to prevent the backflow of blood. When the valves get weaker, the backward flow of blood occurs and it can collect in certain parts of the body. This causes the bulges known as spider or varicose veins. The most popular treatment is the use of a pulse dye laser but there are other options depending on a case to case basis.

Melissa Snyte

Contributor: Melissa Snyte (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on May 18, 2016 and Last Modified on February 16, 2018

Melissa Snyte has been a part of TheBeautyInsiders for over 6 years. Makeup is not just a hobby for her but it’s a lifestyle. She found her love with the beauty industry and began contributing her ideas in this field. In her free time she enjoys painting and gardening. Follow her on Twitter

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