Thursday, December 3, 2015

How To Combat A Bad Skin Day

Do you ever have one of those mornings when you look in the mirror and find something unpleasant on your face? Pimples, boils, spots, and acne are just a few of the things that can leave you feeling really self-conscious about your appearance. Usually, nobody else notices but you. But we still feel awkward around people, and wish we could just hide away until they’re gone! Here’s a round-up of some of the most common problems you might suffer from time to time:

Skin Tags
There are some things that turn up on your skin that might cause you to worry. Skin tags can easily be mistaken for more harmful growths. Usually, they are completely harmless but you can feel they are a bit unsightly. Skin tags are caused by rubbing or shaving. Pregnancy hormones can cause them to appear too. Fortunately, they are quite easy to manage and even remove. You can find some home solutions at that might help alleviate your concerns.

Wayward Hairs
Our skin is covered in hair from top to bottom. Most of it is very fine and not easily visible. But just once in awhile, a big dark hair will turn up where we don’t want it. Upper lips, chins and between the eyebrows suffer this the most. But tummies, legs and underarms can be plagued with them too. Plucking to remove it from the root usually keeps it at bay for several weeks. Often it won’t grow back like that again. Sometimes, these hairs are so thick they can become trapped under the skin. Ingrown hairs can cause infections, so regular exfoliation is needed.

A boil is painful as well as unsightly. Unlike spots, they are not caused by changes in your hormone. A boil on your face can be quite dangerous as it can spread. A prescription for antibiotics is often needed. Sometimes it will go on it’s own, but it may turn up elsewhere later. Keep the area clean and try not to touch it with your fingers.

Very dry skin is prone to flaking. If it’s not treated, the skin can crack, bleed, and even become infected. If you suffer from dry skin, it is very important to keep it moisturized. You can reduce the dryness by drinking more water and less caffeine. Exfoliate regularly to remove the dried out dead skin cells. Keep the newer, fresher skin well hydrated to avoid it happening again. Regular exercise can help keep your skin looking youthful.

Cold Sore
A cold sore usually turns up on the corner of your mouth. You can often feel it coming as it has a tingle or itch for a day or two before. A virus causes this. It can also be spread to other delicate and sensitive areas of your body so don’t touch it! Use a different towel on your face. The virus will always be with you, but a cold sore cream can help send it to sleep again, relieving you of the symptoms.

Having a bad skin day isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it can be really unpleasant. Prevention is always better than cure, but there are some home remedies to help. Look gorgeous today.

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