Updated: Aug 27
Skin concerns are conditions or issues that affect the skin's appearance and health.
These concerns caused by numerous environmental factors, lifestyles, hormones, genetics and aging. Some common skin concerns include acne, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, sensitivity and more. It's important to address these concerns to help maintain healthy skin and improve overall skin appearance.
Here are the 8 common skin concerns and skincare ingredients that suitable to them:
#1- Acne, blemishes the most common skin concern in adolescents and into adulthood. Skincare ingredients suitable to reduce acne breakouts: AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) BHAs or Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid) Benzoyl Peroxide Retinol (Vitamin A) Panthenol (Vitamin B5) Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Green tea Chamomile Zinc
#2 - Enlarged Pores pore size is determined by genetics so we can’t really shrink the size. Clogged pores appear larger, so the good news is there are products that help to unclog pores and in turn help improve the pores’ appearance. Skincare ingredients that help minimize the pores size: Retinol Niacinamide AHAs BHAs or Salicylic Acid Charcoal
#3 - Loss of elasticity happens as the production of collagen slows down, so does our skin’s elastin and ability to stretch and return to normal. The role of skincare is more as a preventative measure before problems becomes too irreversible as we age.
#4 Wrinkles and dehydration caused by repeated facial expressions, natural aging process, excessive sun exposure, smoking, unhealthy diet and alcohol. Through regular use of moisturizer to maintain our skin’s hydration, the second layer of our skin will improve. This will keep collagen and elastin flexible and able to bounce back when needed. Skincare ingredients that help with fine lines, skin sagging and wrinkles: Retinol Coenzyme Q10 Hyaluronic acid (HA) Peptides Growth factors (proteins that regulate cellular growth) Stem cells Bakuchiol Antioxidants
#5 Pigmentation patchy melanin over-production produced by pigments cells of the skin, triggered by hormones and sun exposure, also affected by pregnancy, oral contraceptive pill and menopause. Melanin determines our skin’s color, those with dark skin have more compared to those with fair skin.
Skincare ingredients to look for to help with pigmentation: Retinol Niacinamide Ascorbic (Vitamin C) Antioxidants AHAs Arbutin Liquorice Bakuchiol
#6 - Redness or sensitivity is more about figure out what was the caused of it, inflammation, acne scarring, excessive sun exposure, rosacea or skin sensitivity. Choose skincare ingredients that calm, soothe your skin: Cica or Centella asiatica Aloe vera Green tea Zinc Oatmeal Mugwort
#7 - Sun damaged resulting in sunspots or moles, freckles, uneven skin color, dullness, yellowish color, contributes significantly to skin aging. Sunscreen is the most essential protection against the sun harmful UV’s rays. Skin ingredients to look for to repair sun damaged skin: Aloe Vera Retinol Niacinamide Panthenol Zinc AHAs Vitamin D Green tea Honey
#8 - Dryness & dehydration when the skin is dry, it’s lacking oil and if the skin is dehydrated it’s lacking water. The signs of dehydration include skin tightness and flaky. Skin ingredients to look for to combat dryness: Ceramides Shea Butter Glycerin Avocado Olive oil and olive leaf extracts Jojoba oil Squalane
Skin ingredients that help with dehydrated skin: Hyaluronic acid Panthenol Niacinamide Vitamin E Seaweeds Aloe Vera Honey