Skin Diseases Canada
Most skin diseases aren't life threatening, but they can be detrimental to a person's emotional and social life.
Acne is the most common skin disorder seen by doctors. It affects 95% of teens and a quarter of them will continue to have acne breakouts into their mid 20s. Some of the visual signs of acne include:
-Inflamed and irritated skin
Acne Vulgaris is the medical name for acne. It's an inflammatory skin disease that materializes around the hair follicle and its sebaceous or oil gland. Genetics, hormones, stress, diet and hygiene all play factors in causing the visual signs of acne.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, those dots on my face aren't acne at all. Sometimes your skin condition may resemble acne blemishes when it's not about acne at all.
What else looks like Acne?
Rosacea is an acne-like skin condition whereby excessive circulation creates a blotchy surface texture and tone, especially on the face and neck. It primarily affects middle-aged men and women with fair skin. In the past the acne-like appearance of rosacea led people to mistakenly call this skin disease acne rosacea or adult acne. The early stage is often mistaken for a mild skin irritation or sunburn, however left untreated, the redness can increase as tiny blood vessels may become visible. Although it is not curable, it is best to avoid smoking, alcohol, spicy food, dairy products and extreme sun, heat and humidity.
Eczema is thought to be hereditary in families with asthma and hay fever. It is characterized by red, itchy, dry surface skin, especially on the face, neck, scalp and inner joints. It's a continual rash that sometimes flakes, cracks or blisters.
Psoriasis results from abnormal activity of the immune system. It commonly causes scaly red patches that persistently appear on the skin, especially the elbows and knees. Skin quickly builds up at these areas due to excessive skin cell production and inflammation.
Keratosis Pilaris is sometimes dubbed "chicken skin" because it looks like goose bumps, most often on the back of the arms. The breakout occurs when keratin, a protein in the skin, builds up around the hair follicles. It's most common in women and people with eczema.
Perioral Dermatitis appears as red bumps around the mouth, chin and the folds of the nose. It's related to acne vulgaris and most often occurs in young women.
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae is a rash caused by shaving and is also coined "razor burn". It happens after shaving when new hairs get stuck and twisted as they try to push through the hair follicle. The skin gets irritated and breaks out in red bumps.
Summer Rash or Tinea Versicolor, is a common skin disorder caused by the overproduction of yeast, which is a type of fungus. This overgrowth creates scaly, blotchy-coloured skin on the upper arms, chest, neck, and back areas. During the summer months when the temperature and humidity are high, the fungus can increase. This excess fungus on the skin prevents the normal pigmentation process and causes the spots to develop. It is easily treatable with topical and oral medications. Change clothes daily, wear natural, breathable fabrics and use a dandruff shampoo from head to toe.
If your skin isn't all about acne, then neither should your solution.
Acne Complex is more than just an acne treatment. It's part of an effective and scientifically proven skincare routine. All you have to do is follow 3 simple steps!
Step 1 is the Clarifying Cleanser.
You can actually feel it working! It reduces 99% of surface bacteria in less than a minute. Salicylic Acid clears skin and protects against breakouts. Green Tea Extract and Menthol soothe inflamed skin.
Step 2 is the Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel.
Its patented delivery system allows for maximum treatment penetration. Retinol and Glycolic Acid exfoliate to control breakouts
Step 3 is the Skin Perfecting Lotion.
Retinol and Queen of Meadow Extract reduce oil production and tighten pores. Arnica helps to heal and calm irritated skin.
There are a wide selection of products available through Murad Canada that are formulated to treat most of the common acne-like conditions-all in one shot (or kit).
And just as your skin condition can vary, so can your skin type. That's why Dr. Murad specially designed a step-by-step regimen for everyone.
Murad skin treatments include traditional acne medication and natural ingredients to calm, heal and hydrate, regardless of your skin problem.
About the Doctor
Dr. Howard Murad has devoted his life to the science of internal and external skin care. As the Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, he is a board certified dermatologist, pharmacist, author, researcher and ISPA Foundation Board Member. Dr. Murad holds 16 patents with many more pending. He oversees the Murad Center for Inclusive Health located in Los Angeles comprised of The Murad Medical Spa, Murad Medical Practice and the Murad Research Laboratory.