The skin is the body’s largest organ, and its look and feel are easily affected by a myriad of factors that can cause the skin to dry out, which potentially makes it itchy, flaky, or rough. Dry skin is common among people of varying ages and can exhibit as just a patch on one part of your body or, in extreme cases, your entire body.
Internal problems that cause dry skin include underlying conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Stress is one of the most persistent and destructive health challenges. In addition to raising your risk of internal health problems, stress can affect your external organ — the skin — in some unattractive and uncomfortable ways.
If you have diabetes, there are numerous signs and symptoms your body will exhibit. Some people are very thirsty, feel very tired, or have blurry vision. Very dry skin can also be a sign of diabetes, along with several other skin-related conditions. If you begin seeing these conditions, it may be time to see your doctor. Look out for these.
1. Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)
What do hormones have to do with your skin? From period-time pimples to perimenopause-related breakouts, hormones are the common culprit behind many cases of female adult acne. If you are ready to stop the breakout cycle, take a look at what you need to know about hormones, acne, and the treatments that work.
What Causes Hormonal Breakouts?
Whether you are an adult or a teenager, nothing is as frustrating as waking up to blemishes and pimples on the face. Acne may not be a serious health condition, but it can take a toll on you emotionally and socially.
Some things that cause acne to break out are hormonal fluctuations resulting in excess oil secretion, bacterial infection leading to skin inflammation, or clogged hair follicles. Acne can come in the form of cysts, blackheads, or whiteheads.
Here are several tips to help you keep acne under control.
1. Wash Your Face Properly
Your skin could have sun damage even if you do not have a sunburn. Sun damage can manifest in various ways, and severe sun damage can lead the way to abnormal cells and cancer. All skin types and colors can suffer damage, so no one is immune.
Learn more about how the sun’s ultraviolet light causes sun damage and what you can do to lessen its impact.
Ways the Sun Damages Skin
If your child has a birthmark, you probably don’t have to worry about it. Birthmarks cause few problems. However, one type of birthmark called a hemangioma can have complications. Some hemangiomas could threaten your child’s health if not treated or removed. Read on to learn more about hemangiomas and when they may need treatment.
What Are Hemangiomas?
Hemangiomas are birthmarks with a high concentration of blood vessels. Usually, they exist just under the surface of the skin, but they can swell up above the surface level. They look like bright red spots. Some are evenly round and located in one area, but others are segmented and spread over a larger area. Hemangiomas also occur internally in the throat, lungs, kidneys, brain, although this is rare. Some internal types can be serious.
Your child can have a hemangioma at birth, but most hemangiomas develop in the weeks and months afterward. Once they appear, they go through a rapid growth phase that usually peaks
The excerpt below provides you with extensive details regarding the cause and management of brittle nails.
Causes of Brittle Nails
There are several reasons why you could have brittle nails.
Are moles and actinic keratoses the same? If you have tan, brown, red, pink, or other similar spots on your skin, take a look at what you need to know about these two dermatological issues and how a doctor can treat each one.
What Is a Mole?