Common Skin Problems and Solutions

Perhaps you’ve noticed acne, rosacea or age spots on your face? You are not alone. These problems may be genetic or related to other factors such as lifestyle, hormones, age, stress, environmental irritants and/or allergies.  

But what can you do?


This is the most common type of skin problem, affecting both teenagers and adults. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition caused by excess oil and dead skin cells that clog pores. Can the problem be preventable? To some extent.

  1. Clean your face with a quality cleanser and facial toner before going to bed.  If your skin is dry use alcohol free toner. This routine will open pores and let skin breath. [Try Clavé Body Care Facial Cleanser and Toner at]
  2. Never go to bed with makeup on.
  3. Avoid skincare products that contain oils that will further clog pores.
  4. Use skincare products free from harsh chemicals or perfume that irritate skin.

Age spots

Also known as liver spots or sun spots, this condition appears in the areas that have been exposed to the sun the most, such as face, neck and hands. It is a common condition in adults 50 and older. Natural skincare products with vitamin E or C, aloe vera gel, olive oil or skincare products that contain ingredients with antioxidant properties can help to lighten or reduce age spots.


This is a common skin condition that produces tiny, pus-filled bumps that cause redness, itching and dry patches on the face. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is common among middle aged women with light skin. However, the problem may also be genetic or triggered by environmental factors such as sunlight, hot temperatures, stress, alcohol and even spicy foods. There is not a cure for rosacea, but you can keep it under control. The best solution is to visit your dermatologist. They will prescribe a treatment depending on the severity of the problem.


Most of us have experienced sunburn. It appears when the skin is exposed to the sun for a long period of time without protection from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light. Skin gets red and feels tight due to loss of moisture. It’s painful, your skin feels hot, then it’s itchy and you peel. Another negative – it increases your chance of skin cancer.

What should you do if you get sunburn? 

  1. Hydrate – drink plenty of water.
  2. Try to keep your skin cool – take cold showers.
  3. According to American Academy of Dermatology use moisturizer with aloe vera to soothe skin or you may apply a hydrocortisone cream.
  4. Avoid sun as much as possible to allow skin to repair itself.