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The skin is the largest organ in the human body, wherein the surface area is about 6 to 9 pounds or about 2 square yards. Our skin protects us from bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants to prevent illness and disease. Our skin also helps in regulating the body temperature. We need to take good care of our skin because there are many skin problems that we may experience if we neglect our skin such as impetigo, psoriasis, melanoma, acne, eczema, hives, moles, and dermatitis. Allow us to share with you some insights on how you can best take good care of your skin and to handle different sin problems.

Eczema is referred to as atopic dermatitis as manifested by common symptoms include rashes on the hands and feet, elbow, behind the knees, and face, and dry and itchy skin. Hives are red and itchy bumps caused by allergic reaction to food or drug. Impetigo usually starts when bacteria (staphylococcal or streptococcus) break in the skin, like insect bite, cut, and scratch, that is common among children. The symptoms of impetigo include pimple-like or red sores filled with pus surrounding the skin, occurring on the face, arms, and legs, that break open after a few days, forming a thick crust. Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics for your impetigo. Psoriasis is a disease of the skin causing swelling, scaling, patchy thick and silvery scales. Psoriasis affect the face, scalp, elbows, knees, legs, lower back, palms, and soles of the feet. Wrinkles are signs of aging, associated with sun exposure, stress, and cigarette smoking that also cause skin dryness.

Acne refers to a skin disease affecting the oil glands, wherein these glands create a substance called sebum, and pores connecting to the glands are called follicles. The best way to prevent acne is through early treatment and your doctor may prescribe drugs to treat your acne. The most common skin problem in the United States is acne, so proper information must be taught on how to best prevent and treat acne. While acne can heal by itself, it is advisable to seek proper treatment because severe acne may cause permanent scarring and dark spots as the acne clears.

For the proper management of acne, you need to wash your face at least twice daily, and also wash after sweating because perspiration can make acne worse. You need to be gentle when cleaning your face by using your fingertips, using a non-abrasive cleanser, and avoid scrubbing your skin that can make your acne even worse. Avoid tanning beds and too much sun exposure as they make your skin sensitive and prone to melanoma, and touching your face causes flare-ups. Learn more about skin treatments and management by checking our website or homepage now.

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