Overcoming Facial Skin Stripes Accompanied By Bruntusan Due To Activity In The Sun?
Good morning . I want to ask, I’m 14 years old, right when I was 13, I really like wearing masks. Then the results are also good. Now, I’m 14, and at my age, I do more activities under the sun, so my face is a bit streaked, especially in the forehead, the left and right cheek near the ear. Then on my nose it was a little black and there were spots like those of a fly, and also on the left cheek as well. Continue to lead there too. Now with my face problem like this what should I do?
Hello Ni Komang Winda Pradnyani, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Skin problems can indeed occur in everyone, especially teenagers, where hormone levels in the body are very volatile and physical activity is plentiful.
Exposure to sunlight can cause activation of cells in the skin that produce skin color pigments (melanin). That pigment makes the skin become striped (because it is formed more and more in areas of the skin that are often exposed to sunlight).
As for the dark spots on the face, this can be caused by several things, and can be related to the formation of melanin pigment in the skin or due to inflammation and blockages in the skin pores. Some conditions that can cause black spots are:
Black spots. These spots in the form of discoloration of the skin that occurs due to activation of melanin-producing cells in the skin. Spots can look blackish brown, but can also look brownish yellow (depending on everyone's skin pigment) with a flat skin surface. Usually black spots can be found in areas that are often exposed to sunlight, such as the forehead, around the nose, cheeks, shoulders, and also the back. Heredity and race factors are said to have an effect on causing the formation of black spots.
Blackheads, or rather blackheads. Blackheads are a form of acne, where their formation can be influenced by several things, such as increased oil production in the skin, pore blockage due to dead skin cells, and the role of bacteria that cause acne. Blackheads can be seen in plain sight, and most commonly found in the nose, cheeks, shoulders, and arms.
Moles or nevus occur due to the presence of melanin pigment-producing cells in groups, resulting in brown-black spots appearing with varying size and shape. There are some people who are at risk of having a mole, such as heredity, often exposed to sunlight, people with fair skin, and so forth.
Skin cancer or also called melanoma. There are several types of moles that need special attention because they can show signs of skin cancer, such as spots that get bigger and bigger, accompanied by sores on the skin, itching, pain, or bleeding, the surface of the skin on uneven spots, and the coloration of moles (e.g. black-red-brown, etc.). If you find spots on the skin like the example above, it's better to see a doctor immediately.
As for the problem of lead-face, there are actually many things that can cause this skin problem. The formation of acne can cause a person's face to lead (due to oil blockage and dead skin in the pores and become inflamed due to infection with bacteria that cause acne). In addition, the lead face can also be caused by an allergic reaction (for example in cosmetics used or face wash soap used).
To ascertain the cause of the skin condition that you are experiencing right now, my advice, check yourself with a dermatologist so that the doctor can see the skin condition directly and examine your skin. Previously, the doctor will also dig further about the history of the appearance of black spots and the skin of the eruption that you experience.
Meanwhile, keep your skin clean and healthy by:
eat nutritious foods (such as fruits and vegetables, so that vitamins for the skin more), avoid fatty foods and fried foods
drink water at least 2 liters per day (8 cups) so that skin moisture is maintained
wash your face enough 2 times a day with hypoallergenic facial washing soap
make sure after you use cosmetics you clean your face clean. Use cosmetics that are anti-comedogenic (don't make acne) and if possible don't use cosmetics for too long
avoid prolonged sun exposure or you can use protection such as a hat, umbrella or sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 to protect your skin.
That's all, hopefully it's useful, and hopefully you are always healthy. Regards.