New year, new beginnings: Top 5 skin problems for women

Are you tired of worrying about your skin? Keep your skin care resolutions and take charge this year with these tips to address your top 5 most common skin care problems.

So before you try your hand at that cheap Halloween makeup, or have another piece of candy (that’s so hard to resist!), read our tips on how to avoid a skin scare when it’s time to clear away the cobwebs.

  1. Acne

    Acne is not the domain of teenagers alone and unfairly, women are disproportionately affected by it. A clinical survey conducted by Massachusetts General hospital reveals that 45% of women between the ages of 20-29 and 12% of women 41-50 suffer from adult acne.

    Solution: We recommend a combination of corrective and preventive treatment for acne-prone skin.

    1. Start by using cleaning your skin with our gentle Salicylic Facial Cleansing Gel morning and night to deep penetrate your pores and rid your skin of makeup, excess oil, blackheads and white heads.
    2. Follow it up with our Colloidal Silver Toner to fight germs and soothe acne-irritated skin.
    3. End by applying our Advanced Acne Treatment to prevent future outbreaks.

    Both bacteria and excess sweat can also cause body acne during exercise. To combat body acne, we suggest using a gentle salicylic body wash, a good back brush, and a gentle body scrub such as our popular Grape Seed Exfoliating Body Scrub 2-3 times a week.

  2. Age spots, birthmarks, white spots and acne scars

    Contrary to their name, age or liver spots really have nothing to do with your age or your liver, and are caused by ultraviolet rays or sun damage, which is why they tend to occur on areas of your skin that have been exposed to the sun over time.

    Birthmarks are colored skin spots that either are present at birth or develop shortly after birth. They can be many different colors, including brown, tan, black, pale blue, pink, white, red, or purple.

    Solution: Try a one-two punch – one product to lighten the marks and another to exfoliate as scrubs can help the lightener soak into the skin. Start by applying our Skin Lightening Treatment that uses more skin-friendly and safe botanical ingredients. Follow this up with our bestseller Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliant to bring that spotless radiance back to your skin. Another great alternative is the Home Microdermabrasion Kit that sloughs off excess skin and scarring. Afterward, don’t forget to use the sunscreen religiously as sunburn is what causes age spots to begin with.

  3. Age spots, birthmarks, white spots and acne scars

    An estimated 30% to 60% of adults have varicose or spider veins, with women being more predisposed than men (we know, so unfair!). Their occurrence also tends to increase with age. So what causes them? Valves prevent blood from flowing backward in veins. When these valves weaken, the blood begins to flow backward and pool, causing unsightly bulges and discoloring. While varicose veins tend to be blue, bigger and appear generally on legs, spider veins are smaller and can be blue or red. Spider veins can appear on the legs or on the face.

    According to WebMD, a number of factors predispose a person to varicose veins and spider veins including heredity, occupations that require long periods of standing (such as hair stylists, teachers and nurses), obesity, rosacea, and hormones during pregnancy or menopause.

    What’s a woman to do?

    Solution: To begin with, apply Beyond C Complex before you treat your skin with anything else – this will deliver a rapid, intense dose of Vitamin C that rapidly controls the redness caused by veins. Follow this up with the Healing & Restoring Cream, a super moisturizer that hydrates your skin and reduces the appearance of veins.

  4. Stretch marks

    Our skin is elastic and can expand or shrink over time. However, rapid weight gain – for example, during pregnancy − or weight loss can tax the skin’s elasticity and the result can be pink, red or purplish stretch marks that appear on hips and buttocks, stomach, breasts or even upper arms.

    Solution: First, treat stretch marks as soon as they begin to appear and moisturize your skin regularly – this can help reduce the appearance of marks. Start by applying Beyond C Complex that will reduce the appearance of stretch marks and make them less noticeable. Next, apply our Healing & Restoring Cream, a super moisturizer that will help prevent future stretch marks by helping your skin maintain elasticity.

  5. Rosacea

    Rosacea causes redness and pimples on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead and is often called “adult acne” as the outbreaks can look like acne. It occurs when a ‘trigger’ causes the blood vessels in the skin to expand, causing redness. You can read more about the top 15 triggers of rosacea here.

    Solution: Like any skin condition, rosacea can be treated with time, care and the correct skin care. Hylunia Skincare offers a highly effective 3-step rosacea treatment with anti-inflammatory properties that quell redness. We also offer a whole range of corrective and preventive products that can help with rosacea and skin redness.

So what are you waiting for? Lets get started on those New Year skin care resolutions!