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The skin is the largest organ in our body, and it is approximately 6 to 9 pounds or about 2 square yards in surface area. 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 also called as atopic dermatitis, wherein the most common symptoms include dry and itchy skin, rashes on the hands and feet, elbow, behind the knees, and face. Hives are common which is usually manifested by skin redness and sometime itchy bumps on the skin, and caused by allergic reaction to drug or food. Impetigo is usually caused by bacteria (staphylococcal or streptococcus), commonly affecting children between two to six years of age. Impetigo is manifested by pimple-like or red sores filled with pus that surrounds the skin, occurring on the face, arms, and legs, that break open after a few days, and form a thick crust. Antibiotics are the usual treatment for 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 skin aging caused by sunlight exposure, as well as stress and cigarette smoking.

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. There are over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs available to help treat acne, but the best prevention is early detection. 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. Although acne can heal by itself, severe acne may cause permanent scarring and dark spots as the acne clears.

When it comes to the management of acne, you have to wash your face at least twice a day, and after sweating since perspiration can even make your acne condition 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. Keep your hands off your face and stay out of tanning beds and the sun. Learn more about skin treatments and management by checking our website or homepage now.

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