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Adult Acne: Causes, Prevention, And Treatment

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Acne is a common skin condition that affects individuals of all ages. For many teenagers, it is a rite of passage and a part of growing up. However, what is not talked about as often is that many adults, regardless of age, gender, or background, also struggle with acne. Adult acne, similar to teenage acne, can be incredibly frustrating and uncomfortable, causing distress and impacting one’s self-esteem.

3 Actions You Should Take If You Notice Premature Balding

Hair loss results from the gradual destruction of hair follicles. These follicles become dormant and cannot produce new hair or lose their ability to grow. The gradual destruction of hair follicles over a long period can result in permanent hair loss. If you exhibit hair loss symptoms such as thinning hair, baldness, and frequent hair loss, you can try these three actions to restore your hair.

Tips to Deal With Dry Skin

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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.

4 Skin Conditions Caused by Diabetes

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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)

Hormonal Adult Onset Acne: What You Need to Know

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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?

5 Tips to Keep Acne Under Control

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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

Sun-Related Skin Damage: Less-Common Signs and Prevention Methods

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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

Should You Worry About Your Child’s Hemangiomas?

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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

All You Need to Know About Brittle Nails

Nails — New Bern, NC — East Carolina Dermatology and Skin Surgery, PLLCSome people suffer from brittle nails. This happens when the nails become soft and thin and they break, chip, or split easily. Brittle nails can be a sign of a severe medical condition such as anemia or hypothyroidism. However, brittle nails are not a cause for alarm, and a trip to your dermatologist can quickly solve the problem.

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.