Types of Skin Conditions and What You Can Do About Them

Your skin is your largest organ since it covers your entire body. Since it is so big, it is prone to its own set of conditions. It’s important to be aware of these common conditions and how you can manage and treat them.


Psoriasis is a condition that is characterized by scaley, itchy patches of skin. These can be found on the knees and elbows as well as on your scalp. Typically, it is caused by an overproduction of new skin cells, but it isn’t known why this happens. Psoriasis is a long-term condition that will flare up from time to time or go into remission. There is no cure, but there are treatments to help manage it. Topical creams and moisturizers are very helpful in soothing the condition. You can also take medication if you have a more severe case. There is even light therapy available that uses UVA and UVB light to kill the overactive cells.


Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a condition in which you develop red, itchy skin. Typically, the rash-like symptoms appear on the arms and behind the knees, but it can be found on other parts of the body. It is more common in people who have a family history of eczema and it usually presents in early childhood. However, it can continue beyond childhood. Among atopic dermatitis cases, about 60 to 80 percent continue into adulthood. Eczema is a condition that comes and goes. Using different treatments can help you manage it. Common treatments include different medicines, topical creams, and even light therapy.



Acne is a very common condition that nearly every person experiences. It first occurs during puberty and is due to pores becoming clogged by oil and dead skin and this causes inflammation. It is most common on the face, neck, and upper torso. While it is more common in adolescence, some cases can continue on into adulthood. There are many medications you can take as well as home remedies to try. For example, you can use tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and aloe vera to help treat adult acne. Additionally, you can make changes to your diet and try to include more whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables.

Your skin can be impacted by any number of conditions. Most of them have a tendency to flare up occasionally and go into remission. They can be bothersome, but there are ways to manage them.

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