Fall Skin Problems Solved!

Each season brings a new set of skin problems. This coming fall, things will be no different. The best you can do is to know what you’ll be dealing with and how you can prevent or cure them.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic is that dandruff-likeproblem that affects your scalp, chin, and nose. Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by stress but it may also be caused by weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, product buildup, and genes.

Jeanie Downie, a dermatologist from New Jersey, says, "You’ve got to decrease your stress level or it won’t get better." Avoid scratching infected areas to prevent infection and hair loss. To prevent itching, you can use an over-the-counter shampoo like Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo for your scalp or a foam treatment like Olux for your face.


A season change causes breakouts. Breakouts may be worse for some people during fall because of the fluctuating weather, and the swirling mix of cool out door air and indoor heating. To avoid this, Downie recommends using sunscreen, or coffee cherry. Downie says, "Coffee cherry is also a fantastic ingredient to look for in products because it helps cut inflammation and flaking."

Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris are those little patches on the backs or your arms or thigh. This is skin problem is caused by the body’s overproduction of keratin, which traps hair follicles in the pores. Cooler weather makes it worse as the cold causes the pores to shut tight, not to mention the extra clothing layers. Downie recommends keeping affected areas moisturized. Use salicylic acid cleansers to help smooth the texture of the infected areas. If you need something stronger to treat your keratosis pilaris condition, ask your doctor about nonsteroid prescription treatments like Atopiclair.

Brown spots

Your careless frolicking under the sun this summer may come back to haunt you come fall – in the form of brown spots. Brown spots and patches are the effects of sun damage. According to Downie, there is no real prescription treatment for brown spots, other that using sun block everyday. However, lasers are effective for reducing discoloration. In the meantime, you can apply concealer or bronzer to hide the most obvious spots.

Source: Elle.com

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