If you were to ask any grown adult, man or woman, what his or her biggest skin problem is (or was), you would most likely get a multitude of answers. On the other hand, if you were to ask the adolescent this very question, the answer would overwhelmingly state acne. The skin type of every individual is different, even if they do fall into a general category – oily, dry, combination or sensitive. Likewise, the issues faced by each individual with regards to his or her skin would be just as different.
Acne is a common skin problem that affects the multitude at one point or another in their lives – if not in youth, which is most common, then surely into the early years of adulthood. It can take the form of a pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads. So what causes acne? How come people with oily skin are most easily prone to acne infections that persons with other skin types? Acne is caused by anything which clogs the pores of the skin thereby preventing the natural oils or sebum of the skin glands to be released onto the skin surface.
When the skin's pores become clogged and sebum has now else to go, it 'backs up' until it forms a pimple, blackhead or whitehead. Excessive dirt and oil on the skin can cause excessive pore blockage, which often results in the more severe types of acne disorders. These are different to outbreaks which would simply occur once in a while – if your skin is too oily (due to imbalanced hormone production) then the incidence of acne would always be common.
The person with dry skin is more often prone to other types of skin problems if care is not taken to maintain the moisture balance of the especially dry skin. Dry skins usually lack the ability to produce the necessary oils which function it is to keep the skin moisturized at all times. So as opposed to the person with oily skin who bears the effects of acne, the person with dry skin is often faced with skin problems which arise due to a complete lack of moisturization. Normally the dry skin would simply take on the texture of rough and dry or scaly skin. In severe conditions however, it would result in skin sensitization, the development of dermatitis or spot rashes, and even other symptoms which can easily be mistaken for skin disorders (such as eczema and psoriasis).
Dry skin requires a careful and thorough moisturizing regime at least twice daily. Not all people with dry skin however are naturally born with lower sebum-secluding glands than normal – most people in fact with dry skin problems develop these over time due to improper skin care. Over exposure to harsh conditions or a complete disregard for the importance of skin moisturization are the key issues which lead to the development of dry skins and the issues that go with dry skin.
Source by David Yu