Five Skin Conditions Women Are More Likely To Have

September 23, 2022

Skincare is healthcare. But, you never know when any skin condition can affect you. 

Yes, beautiful, you heard us right! It would be best if you kept it clean and healthier.

Skin conditions could be severe and cause multiple skin issues. They can be permanent or temporary, painful or painless. Many get it genetically, and many are situational. Hence, pamper it so as not to experience any minor or life-threatening skin disease.  

What drives skin diseases?

Following an inappropriate lifestyle and eating an inaccurate diet can lead to several skin diseases. Below are the major cause of severe skin conditions:

  • Issues in the immune system, kidneys, or thyroid
  • Bacteria emerged in hair follicles or pores
  • Getting in contact with environmental triggers, like allergens or other’s skin
  • Parasites or fungi living on the skin
  • Medical treatments for body issues, like IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Genetic, Diabetes, viruses, sun exposure, etc. 

Therefore, you must know the key skin conditions that you can encounter. And the treatments that balance the skin-related factors and hormones and lessen skin inflammation are essential and beneficial at the same time. 

Different skin conditions women can face

Below are some of the critical skin issues you can go through if you neglect taking care of your skin. 

#1 Acne

In all, acne is a highly spread skin condition. Most of the women experience symptoms like:

  • Cysts; are bumps with pus that are painful and prominent on the skin surface.
  • Papule, in which the raised bumps occur from the hair follicle infection. 
  • Pustules; the pus and pimples on the tips
  • Nodules; the lump on the skin surface

Anyone can have acne at any age; women can have dark spots, known as hyperpigmentation.

#2 Lupus

This skin disease happens when there is an autoimmune disorder in the body. It causes pain, inflammation, and other typical effects that vary from pain to pain. 

Its symptoms include rashes on cheeks or nose, rings or patches that do not hurt, or itch. From the research, it is confirmed that from 10, 9 women have lupus. Surprisingly, women with dark tones are more likely to get it. 

Treating it includes antimalarial drugs, BLyS-specific inhibitors, eczema cream, Immunosuppressive agents, and so on. And as per the condition, severe or mild, it gets treated. With the assistance of an expert known as a rheumatologist, a woman can get the proper treatment and reduce skin conditions. 

#3 Lichen 

The lichen sclerosus is a severe inflammatory skin issue that influences women after menopause or before puberty. 

Its symptoms include irritated or itchy skin issues such as a thickening or fine scale. Talking layman, it occurs in the vulvovaginal area and results in fissures, orifices tightening, strictures, enduring loss of anatomical structures, etc. For its treatment, the women have to consume solid topical steroids. 

#4 Vitiligo

Vitiligo is the condition in which the body experiences loss of pigmentation. Yes, it causes white patches in the skin, generally in the areas that are more exposed to sunlight.   

Those with vitiligo lose hair color at an early stage. Many women can have whiteness appearing slowly for many years of their life. Because this disease concerns skin pigmentation, it is more seen in women with tanned or dark skin.

Though there is no treatment for vitiligo, topical medicines and light therapy are some treatment types. 

#5 Psoriasis

It is an autoimmune disorder that includes symptoms such as itchy skin patches with an impressive appearance.

Skin areas affected by this condition range in severity and size. Those who are prone to psoriasis have skin with pink or red with white scales. Dark brown, gray, or violet patches could not be seen easily with a white skin tone. The typical types are:

  • Pustular psoriasis results in pustules covered with skin, most probably in red
  • Plaque psoriasis results in dense skin patches
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis induces a general area that seems burnt. 
  • Inverse psoriasis gives a shiny rash to the skin folds around the genitals or in the armpits.

As far as its treatment is concerned, physicians recommend different medicines like ointments and creams. 

Concluding remarks

No matter your skin type, it is crucial to use a lotion, balm, or ointment regularly to keep it moisturized and healthy. Add in the habit of washing your face every morning and night with a gentle cleanser, and you are well on your way to keeping your skin looking its best.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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