Skin problems and disorders are one of the most common issues that the UAE residents are facing, especially during the summer months. Acnes, itchy patches, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, name it, we all want those gone. But of course, it wouldn’t be that easy. With that, you need to know what are some simple warning signs to look out for and how to treat them.
The number one most common problem would be acne, which is caused by various factors including excess sun damage, pollution, stress, unhealthy diet, hormonal changes, menopause and poor lifestyle choices. Dermatologists suggest washing your face twice daily and toning and moisturizing, using a gentle cleanser to wash your face and always remember to pat dry and never rub, and of course, making sure to include clean and chemical-free water in your routine. Meanwhile, itchy and blistered skin is one of the most common complaints seen in UAE clinics, and has numerous potential causes. These include sunburn, heat rashes, insect bites and aging, along with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox and shingles. Eczema can occur due to a combination of hereditary and genetic factors, manifesting itself as red, inflamed patches and dry, itchy skin. The first line of treatment would be moisturizers to keep the skin hydrated and soft. Procedures such as wet dressings and light therapy can also be used to treat the condition.
Most of the common skin complaints can be treated at home. But in serious cases such as severe skin problems can be a warning sign for hidden health risks, which becomes a matter of urgency. Then it’s best to seek the advice of the experts if you’re unsure about your skin problems and how to treat it.