What Is Happening To My Skin: 13 Helpful Tips

Skin plays an important role in the normal functioning of the human body. However, taking bad care for your skin can lead to serious disorders and health issues. Sometimes we do not pay enough attention to our skin, and as a result, we face a problem. Let’s discuss the most common mistakes and find the solutions.

Skin Problems

Our everyday habits influence our health and skin in particular. There are several main causes of dermatological diseases:

  • poor hygiene;
  • malnutrition;
  • polluted environment;
  • stress, nervous breakdowns;
  • hormonal disorders;
  • avitaminosis;
  • chronic diseases;
  • decreased immunity, etc.

Problems with the skin are quite noticeable and easy to detect. The most common symptoms include dryness or excessively oily skin, rashes, acne, inflammations with pus, spots, etc.

13 causes of skin problems and ways to solve them

1. Poor hygiene.

This is the most common cause of skin problems. Dirty hands are the source of bacteria. Touching the face and scratching the skin leads to infection.

Today, we can’t imagine our lives without gadgets – the most common of them being a cell phone. We often forget that our phone touches our face after being in the bag, on the floor, the car seat, etc. Phones collect pathogenic microorganisms on its surface that are transmitted to our face, causing acne and inflammations.

Another common mistake is not removing make-up on time. Make-up leftovers become an excellent environment for various bacteria that cause the development of various dermatological issues (acne, eczema, etc.).

What to do:

  • Keep your hands clean. Always carry wet wipes or liquid with antibacterial action.
  • Wipe your phone with an antibacterial product, and watch where you keep it.
  • Always rinse your makeup and wipe your face with cleansers.


2. Bad diet.

Proper nutrition is not only a guarantee for good health, but also the key to beautiful skin. Scientists have proven that products containing preservatives and artificial dyes cause premature aging of cells, which significantly affects the quality of skin. Fast food, fried, fatty and sweet food, soda increase a chance of developing acne and other dermatological problems.

What to do:

  • It is necessary to watch your diet and exclude unhealthy foods.
  • Try to eat more vegetables, fruits, grains, low-fat meat and fish, sour-milk products.
  • Consume enough water (up to two liters per day).
  • Replace black tea and coffee with green tea.

3. Decreased immunity.

Another cause of skin problems is decreased immunity. The body’s immune system can’t resist bacteria, viruses, and fungi which cause the development of various diseases, including dermatological ones. This process becomes harmful for the immune system.

What to do:

  • Boost your immunity with proper nutrition and exercise.
  • In case of frequent respiratory diseases, it is necessary to contact the doctor on time.

4. Stress.

Nervous disorders and stress are one of the main causes of diseases. Under the influence of stressful situations, immunity decreases and imbalance of biochemical processes occurs. This decompensates the physiological processes in the body and aggravates chronic diseases, including skin problems.

What to do:

  • Contact a specialist and take necessary measures.
  • Eliminate stress and nervous breakdowns with the help of sports (yoga, fitness), outdoor walks, hobbies, etc.
  • Use relaxing procedures such as the spa, massage, acupuncture, etc.

5. Hormonal failure.

Hormones are necessary to ensure the regulation of biochemical processes. The change in balance leads to serious violations, including skin issues. Usually, hormonal disorders occur during puberty, pregnancy, endocrine diseases, injuries, etc.

What to do:

  • See a specialist and get a physical examination.
  • Follow the doctor’s recommendations.

Skin care

6. Low-quality skin care products.

Today, the market offers a big variety of cosmetics for skin care. However, not all manufacturers observe the standards and manufacturing technology, replacing some expensive components with cheaper raw materials. The skin’s reaction to those products includes various allergic reactions and other skin problems.

What to do:

  • It is necessary to give preference to well-trusted brands and companies.
  • Eliminate the use of a suspicious product.
  • Call a specialist to eliminate side effects.

7. Wrong choice of cosmetics for skin care.

Every woman dreams to stop time to remain young forever. Various creams, masks, and other cosmetics promise this. The wrong type of product can lead to allergic reactions, dry skin, and other negative results.

What to do:

  • Determine the type of your skin to choose the right product.
  • Choose the cosmetics according to your age.
  • Give preference to well-known manufacturers.

8. Low-quality of the water.

The quality of the tap water sometimes does not meet generally accepted standards. Sometimes it contains a lot of metals and other harmful substances that can cause problems with skin and hair.

What to do:

  • It is necessary to check the water quality.
  • If the water analysis is poor, wash with distilled water or filtered.

10. Non sterile tools for applying makeup or peeling.

We use a number of tools to apply makeup: sponges, brushes, etc. Keeping the tools in bad conditions contributes to the accumulation of bacteria, which is the source of acne and other skin diseases. It is especially dangerous when makeup tools are shared by several people, for example, in a beauty salon.

What to do:

  • Cosmetic accessories should only be for individual use.
  • Treat the tools with an antibacterial product after every application.
  • Cosmetic tools (brushes, sponges, brushes, etc.) require regular replacement.

Smoking and alcohol

10. Bad habits.

Bad habits negatively affect our skin. Smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol and coffee can worsen the complexion and elasticity of the skin. Those habits cause the appearance of wrinkles, etc.

What to do:

  • Eliminate bad habits.
  • Workout.
  • Eat healthy food.

11. Chronic diseases.

Aggravation of chronic diseases often affects the skin conditions. It can be an indicator of some malfunction in the body. For example, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract affect the structure and quality of the skin. They cause dryness, various rashes, discoloration, loss of elasticity, etc.

Infectious diseases are also the cause of skin problems. The most common symptoms are:

  • decreased skin turgor;
  • dryness or excessive moisture of the skin;
  • change of color;
  • rashes of various origins, etc.

What to do:

  • Immediately see a specialist to determine the cause and provide timely treatment.

12. Tanning salons and staying in the sun.

Chocolate skin color is always in trend and is considered the standard of sexuality. However, tanning often deprives the skin of elasticity, dehydrating it. The result of tanning is sad: wrinkles, excessive dryness, and sometimes even the development of skin cancer.

What to do:

  • Try to minimize or avoid visits to tanning salons.
  • Use cosmetic moisturizing creams.
  • Limit your exposure to the sun during the dangerous period between 12 and 3 pm in the summer.
  • Always use sunscreen.

13. Avitaminosis.

The lack of vitamins is a threat to our body. Skin gets especially affected since it’s responsible for the production of vitamin D. Deficiency becomes noticeable in the winter when the skin does not receive the necessary amount of sunlight necessary for vitamin D synthesis.

What to do:

  • Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins.
  • If there is a shortage, take supplements after consulting with a specialist.
  • Use UVB-lamp which compensate for the deficit of sunlight, and will help in the synthesis of vitamin D.

Posted: August 4, 2018 by Rachel Snow 1,438
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