Acne, in a sense is genetic. Yes, there are things that contribute to acne but it’s truly the type of skin you have structurally that depends on the type of acne you will have. Acne is caused from common bacteria, Proprionibacterium acnes (P.acnes) that thrives on oily skin. It’s important to wash your face twice daily to eliminate buildup of bacteria, sebum (oil) and dead skin cells. It’s best to use warm water with a soft cloth in circular motions and avoid scrubbing aggressively.
Warts are caused by various strains of human papillomaviruses. Different strains may cause warts in different parts of the body. Warts can be spread from one location on the body to another or from person to person by contact with the wart. The main symptom is a fleshy, painless growth on the skin. Common areas affected include the hands, feet, and genitals.Treatment may include topical medications and removal through medical procedures.
Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters can also occur. The specific cause of eczema remains unknown, but it is believed to develop due to a combination of hereditary (genetic) and environmental factors. There is no cure for eczema. Treatment for the condition aims to heal the affected skin and prevent flaring of the symptoms. Specialists will suggest a plan of treatment based around a patient’s age, symptoms, and current state of health.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that mainly affects the skin. It is non-contagious. A reddish, scaly rash is commonly found over the surfaces of the scalp, around or in the ears, the elbows, knees, navel, genitals and buttocks. Experts are not sure what causes psoriasis. Most believe there is a genetic component that can be triggered by a prolonged injury to the skin. Psoriasis is a chronic condition. Some people have periods with no symptoms, while others live with signs and symptoms all the time. For some people psoriasis can be seriously disabling. Although there is no current cure for psoriasis, there are treatments that can help with the symptoms.
Dermatologists improve the appearance of their patients’ skin, hair & nails. For example, a dermatologist can help patients:
-Diminish wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging.
-Have less noticeable acne scars.
-Look more like themselves after surgery to remove skin cancer.
A rash indicates an abnormal change in skin color or texture. Rashes are usually caused by skin inflammation, which can have many causes. There are many types of rashes, including eczema, granuloma annulare, lichen planus, and pityriasis rosea.
Avoid painful foot problems like infections, ingrown toenails, and other common conditions. Take care of your feet—you depend on them!
Preventative Skin Care
In order to avoid breakouts, be sure to use products formulated for skin. Gently scrub the t-zone regularly to help unclog pores, and as much as possible try to avoid touching your face. Also be on the lookout for hair touching your face: if you can, avoid bangs because the oil from your hair can sometimes cause blemishes.