The six most common skin issues and how to fix them!
Having beautiful skin is a process — you should learn to pay attention to its signals. Once you understand what your skin is telling you, it becomes easier to figure out what is missing and how to implement the proper skin care routine into your everyday life. Having the right products and individual routine can help make you feel better on the inside, and on the outside with glowing, healthy skin.
So, what does your skin want to tell you?
… When it is red
Signs of redness could mean: “I am irritated!” The reason for this can be rosacea, acne or an allergic reaction, e.g. to fragrances or preservatives in creams and soaps. The solution can be achieved through a calming anti-redness serum or a cleanser, which brings the pH value of the skin back into balance.
Here is a tip from a dermatologist: First test new products on your elbow for three days to see how your skin will react.
… When it is shiny and oily
Often, this is the first and most frequent sign of using an overpowering or rich product. But be careful: Excessive washing can also increase the sebum production of the skin, because the skin wants to protect itself from drying out after cleansing.
A quick and effective tool: Blotting Paper – simply dab off oily skin and the excess grease is absorbed. In the future, use lighter fluids instead of oily cream.
… When the eyes are swollen
Some may blame puffy eyes on lack of sleep, and this statement is not wrong at all because it can depend on how your body was positioned while you slept. If your head is in an overly flat position, it may be the cause of lymph water accumulation. The result: Puffy eyes with dark under eye circles. So, what next?
The solution: Apply eye patches – they provide the delicate eye area with plenty of moisture and the swelling will decrease immediately. In the future, it may help to sleep with stacked pillows to maintain your head a bit more elevated.
…When it has dark spots
Do not panic, these are usually so-called pigment spots. They appear when the skin produces too much melanin. This usually happens as a protective mechanism of the body as soon as it comes into contact with UV rays. If this process is disturbed, certain cells (melanocytes) produce too much melanin and hyperpigmentation occurs.
The solution: A serum with a whitening effect, which also slows down the production of melanin.
… When it looks pale
What you think it means: “Oh God, I’m getting old!” But in reality… that’s not true. Why? New skin cells reflect the light better, but as you get older, the cells are not formed as much as before. The skin loses its radiance, looks dull, tired and slightly greyish.
Immediate help: Use a face scrub or tool that will gently exfoliate and peel your skin. This helps remove dead skin cells and brings out a fresh and radiant complexion. It also stimulates the production of new cells.
… When it feels dry?
The diagnosis: “I am thirsty”. If the water content in your body tissue falls below 10% (ideally 20-30%), the skin appears brittle, and can even itch and flake easily. A moisturizer with hyaluronic provides a quick moisture boost.
Important: It is best to avoid skin-irritating substances such as alcohol, perfumes or parabens, as these can further dry out the skin and lead to allergic reactions.
Edited and translated by April Verite.