Some skin problems are extremely embarrassing to talk about. When you cannot discuss about them with anyone, not even with your best friend, you are in a very delicate situation. Short of googling for possible solutions and treatments, there is no other venue for you to discuss them. This post will aim to shed some light on the available treatments and solutions for the most common skin woes faced by people across the world.
Many people suffer from this skin woe. The skin in the underarm area darkens, making it highly embarrassing for the person to wear sleeveless clothing and making them feel super conscious about raising their arms in public. First off all, find out what has caused the skin to darken. In some cases it is a result of shaving. When you shave your delicate underarm region, over a period of time, the skin gets rough and the abrasion caused by the razor leads to the darkening of the skin. Another reason could be the strong deodorants used. They can also, darken and discolour the skin. Once you know the reason, immediately stop it. Wax your underarms instead of shaving and refrain from using deodorants or body sprays. Try using a skin lightening cream in that area. You can also massage some olive oil in the region to soothe and moisturize the skin.
Sadly, stretch marks are very hard to treat once they appear. Your best bet in case of stretch marks is to adopt a ‘prevention is better than cure’ approach. Keeping your skin moisturized can help prevent severe stretch marks. Use cocoa butter to keep the skin moisturized and never ever scratch the skin, no matter how badly it itches. Scratching might give you temporary relief but it will worsen the marks and make you suffer in the long run. If you failed to prevent or notice the stretch marks till they appeared, then your only option is to go to a dermatologist. He/she may suggest chemical peels, dermabrasion, or laser treatment to get rid of the stretch marks, depending on how severe they are.
Cracked heels can turn from a mild embarrassment to a painful problem if left untreated. Some home remedies to heal cracked heels include soaking the feet in warm water in which a spoon of glycerine is mixed in. The glycerine will help soften the feet while the warm water will help remove dead skin cells. You can also apply a thick layer of Vaseline petroleum jelly to the affected region before going to bed and then put on socks to seal it. The Vaseline will work overnight to soften the cracks and heal the skin. To speed up the process, make sure to never walk around barefoot. Even when you’re home, wear a pair of comfortable flip flops to protect your feet.
Dark circles or shadows under your eyes can make you look tired and sick. Again, finding out the cause is the best way to solve this problem. Dark circles can be quite stubborn. See if they are caused by some nutrient or vitamin deficiency. If so, taking supplements regularly should eventually make them fade. Another obvious cause is lack of sleep. If this is the case, then you need to make some much needed lifestyle changes to ensure that you get enough sleep. You can also try some home remedies such as keeping cucumber and potato slices over your eyes, and chilling tea bags and keeping them over your eyes. If none of this works, chances are that your dark circles are genetic, in which case there is not much you can do to make it go away. Your only viable option would be to cover it up with makeup.
Depending on how severe it is, back acne can either be treated at home using over-the-counter products or it can be treated by a dermatologist. Try using a wash with saliclyic acid. If you have dandruff, then the acne could be caused by the flakes that fall off your scalp. Treat your dandruff and you will see a drastic improvement in your back acne problem. If you have deep and recurring cysts, then do not meddle with them. Go to a dermatologist and have them removed once and for all. Allow your acne to clear away completely and then start using creams to try to fade the scars.
Stop living with your embarrassing skin woes and start actively looking for solutions for them. From natural remedies to prescribed medications and treatments, whatever your skin woe, there is a solution for it. And as much as it might seem like you’re the only one suffering from a particular skin problem, remember that you are never alone. There is someone somewhere in the world suffering from the exact same thing that you are. So seek out help and be optimistic.