You cleanse, moisturize, hydrate and otherwise take good care of your skin. So why are bumps and breakouts still blemishing your complexion? In some cases, internal changes like hormones can affect the skin while other skin conditions are caused by bacteria and viruses. If you struggle to maintain clear and healthy skin, talk to your dermatologist for a diagnosis and a review of your treatment options.
- During puberty, pregnancy and beyond, women’s hormones levels can fluctuate dramatically, leading to an imbalance that can trigger acne, excessive hair growth, and thinning skin, among other side effects. The American Academy of Dermatology provides more information about how hormones affect the skin.
- Even if you follow a strict skincare regimen, viruses and infections can result in angry breakouts. The herpes zoster virus is responsible for shingles, a painful condition that is related to the chickenpox, which is caused by the same virus.
- In some cases, your skincare routine may actually be the reason behind dull, dry skin. Avoid washing your face too often or too vigorously as both acts can strip the skin of moisture and nutrients.
For a diagnosis of your skin condition or concerns, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. To locate an office or dermatologist near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.