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Problem Skin

Understanding Problem Skin

Anything that clogs pores, stimulates oil gland activity and promotes the buildup of dead skin cells can cause skin problems. For some people, this means whiteheads and/or blackheads; others can also get small blemishes. Severe acne is characterized by angry-looking pimples that require the care of a dermatologist to prevent scarring.

Skin problems can occur at any time owing to a host of reasons: heat, humidity, nervous tension, not to mention physical stresses due to poor diet, pregnancy, menstruation, illness, or even certain medications, including ASA.

As a result, no one is really born with one skin "type." Your skin can be predisposed to being normal, oily or dry, yet it can change from day to day, season to season, and year to year in response to each new situation.