This is a list comprised of several common and not so common skin conditions. Each of these are caused in a various ways from age, to lifestyle, to genetics and so much more. Included in this list are ways to prevent any of these skin problems from forming in your future or if you deal with them already, how to cope with them! This list ranges from chronic skin conditions, to very rare skin conditions. Either way they are all important and anything is possible when its comes to your skin!
Before diving right into this list, its important to understand what really your skin is. Your skin is comprised of three different layers, the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of your skin. It provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone. The dermis, is beneath your epidermis and contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles and sweat glands. Lastly, the hypodermis is the deeper subcutaneaous tissue that is made of fat and connective tissues. Now skin conditions can affect several layers of your skin, making it very important to take care of all layers of your skin!
What Are Some Types Of Skin Conditions?
As mentioned already there are several types of skin conditions that effect every. There are chronic, to common, to severe conditions that can be preventable and if not, you can easily cope with them.
1. Eczema: This is a term for a group of medical conditions that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type is referred to as atopic deratitis. This refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever.
2. Psoriasis: This is a common skin disorder that produces thick red plaques covered with silvery scales. This type of condition can range from mild to severe and everyone deals with symptoms differently. In some people, joints can become swollen, tender and painful. Treatments can include using creams or lotions, taking baths or soaks to keep your skin moist. Try short exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light. Make to follow instructions for skin products and prescribed medicines.
3. Acne: This remains largely a curse of adolescence about 20% of all cases occur in adults. There are many reason for why adults get adult acne such as stress or changes in your hormone levels, like menopause or switching or stopping birth control pills. Some medications, including lithium, anti seizure drugs and corticosteroids, can cause acne. This type of condition takes time to heal, just wash your face more than twice a day, use cool or warm water with a gentle cleanser, use your hands or a baby washcloth. Do no rub your face to dry.
4. Roseacea: This is another common disorder that mainly affects skin on your face. It causes redness on the nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead. This is common within more than 3 million people around the United States. Many have observed that is can begin at around the age of 30. The cause is pretty unknown, but it can be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. A number of factors that can induce rosacea include, hot foods and beverages, spicy foods, alcohol, temperature extremes and many more.
Some more extreme chronic skin conditions include:
1. Hidradenitis Suppurative: also known as acne inversa is a painful skin disease causing abscesses and scarring of the skin. This is a chronic or long term condition that is linked to inflammation of apocrine sweat glands, but is not contagious. The causes is pretty hereditary but can also be a cause of bacteria. To avoid this make sure you have a good hygienic system for keeping yourself clean, but fortunately this cannot be treated.
2. Lichen Sclerosus: is a relatively rare and chronic skin condition with no known cure. It causes patchy, white, thin skin. Itchy is severe and can disturb sleep. You’ll often experience pain and discomfort, blood blisters, scar damage, and many more discomforts. This is mainly caused by hormones or genetics.
3. Harlequin ichthyuosis: is a severe, inherited skin disorder, which affects the way skin regenerates. Signs of this disorder are thick skin plates that crack and split, distorted facial features, tight skin around eyes and mouth, restricted breathing and much more. This commonly affect babies or infants and is highly recommended to visit a doctor if the problem persists.
Now this is just a small list of skin conditions that anyone can get. Make sure to do your research and know more about your family history in case you happen to come across any sort of symptoms of any skin disease. Lastly, make sure to consult a professional if the problem becomes worse.