Overcoming Dry And Thin Facial Skin In Adolescents Aged 17 Years?
Hello, my best regards Hasan, 17 years old, I want to ask how to restore a thin and dry face that looks scaly during the day, please ask for information, before that, thank you for the information
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
First of all, you must first find out the cause of your dry skin before determining the therapy.
Dry skin can be caused by the following conditions:
Dry skin type. In general, there are 4 types of skin, namely dry, oily, normal, and sensitive skin. Determination of a person's skin type is more genetic. It could be that your skin condition is dry skin that is the underlying complaint. But it can also be caused or exacerbated by other conditions below.
Sun exposure. Frequent exposure to sunlight, especially during the hours between 09.00-14.00 WIB can trigger skin collagen damage which results in dry skin and the formation of black spots
Allergic contact dermatitis: inflammation of the skin due to an allergy to the ingredients in contact with the skin, for example, due to unsuitable use of certain creams
Use of exfoliating creams / drugs (peels), for example retinoids, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), glycolic acid
Diseases that cause dry skin (ichtyosis)
Atopic dermatitis: congenital skin inflammation. Usually it often appears, without an obvious cause, and there are families who experience similar complaints. This complaint can be accompanied by other congenital diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis
Lack of nutrition, for example, rarely eat fruits and vegetables
For that, you should ascertain the cause of your complaint, by consulting further with a dermatologist to be examined directly. The doctor will delve further into the course of your disease and will examine your skin type. Next, the doctor will perform a direct and detailed skin examination using the loop to find out the exact condition of your complaint. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for you according to the underlying condition.
Things you can do at home to reduce your symptoms and prevent your condition from worsening are:
Use a moisturizer on your skin, make sure it doesn't cause allergies to you by first trying it on the area behind the ear
Drink lots of water, about 2 liters per day
Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to meet the needs of vitamins and minerals, which are good for your skin
If there is peeling skin, avoid exfoliating manually as this can result in sores and lead to infection
Choose a face wash that suits your skin type, non-irritating, hypoallergenic, without coloring, and without fragrance
Use sunscreen every time you are exposed to the sun
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya