Top Problems with Our Skin
Our skin is the biggest organ we possess and is also the most abused. It protects us from the elements, and it is our first line of defense. We get bruises, scrapes, cuts and lacerations. We gain weight and it stretches, we lose weight and it sags. We combat these issues daily. Here are the top skin issues and how we are tackling them each day:
For women, we often come out of pregnancy with stretch marks. For either gender, a quick, significant weight loss or gain can also cause stretch marks. Some pills and lotions containing corticosteroids will also contribute to the skin’s inability to stretch and result in stretch marks. Traditionally, we battle this issue with creams, microdermabrasion and lasers. The most recent treatment is Advanced Silicone Fusion. This features silicone in skin pads for easy application and can save you a trip to the dermatologist.
Aging is something that many people wish to fight. Forehead wrinkles are quick to give away your age or make you look older than you are. Fortunately, there are lots of easy fixes to fight off those pesky worry lines above the eyes. Whether you opt for petroleum jelly, aloe vera lotion or natural remedies utilizing coconut oil, there are plenty of ways for you to smooth out your forehead.
Another big contender on the wrinkle front is the elusive crow’s feet. There are several causes for crow’s feet. To begin with, there is not as much fatty tissue around the eye. So, when your eyes begin to wrinkle, they will show up faster. Our eyes are also the most affected by sunlight. We tend to take good care of shielding ourselves from the sun, except for the eye area. This will cause crow’s feet. Treatments are easy with choices being between wrinkle creams and injections to smooth out fine lines.
There are many reasons for a saggy chin. Age, weight gain and weight loss all contribute to a sagging cowl. The unfortunate problem with a saggy neckline is that it makes us appear older than we may feel. Many people feel very self-conscious about their chins and seek out a variety of treatments to strengthen the chin. Treatments include diet and exercise, natural creams, laser treatments and facelifts. The fortunate thing with a saggy chin from weight gain or weight loss, the diet and exercise will easily take care of the problem without any invasive measures.
If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your skin, you are not alone. Many people struggle with their appearance as they age or as they change shape. While we all would love to live in a world where we grow old gracefully and fully accept the changes, some of us really want our outside to match how we feel inside. If you haven’t started tackling some of these issues, remember that most of these can be combated with diet and exercise. Taking care of yourself now will slow the aging process. But if you are someone who is a little “late to the game,” by all means start with the simplest solution to see if it helps you.
Article by Layla Davis