By far the most adored and pampered human organ is the skin. From times immemorial, embellishments and products to help maintain a glowing, soft, tender skin have been the objects of desire for women and men alike.
With the rise in pollution levels and depletion of the protective ozone layer, harmful UV radiations from the sun are taking a toll on the fair skinned and sun bathing people. UV radiation has UVA and UVB rays. While UVA rays age the skin, UVB rays burns the skin. As UV radiation is not felt as heat, a cloudy day may wreak as much havoc as that sun-bathing stint you had at the picturesque beach last holiday. Damage to the skin from the harmful UV radiations leads to skin cancer, a disease caused due to melanomas occurring on sun damaged skin.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed. The facts speak for themselves: Over 1 million new cases of skin cancer are reported each year; over 1 in 90 people in the US and 1 in 150 people in the UK suffering from it already; more women suffer from melanomas than men. People with large number of moles, freckles, fair hair, and blue eyes are at the highest risk.
Human skin is one of the most sensitive organs. Skin infections and disorders are rarely fatal but they are usually very uncomfortable and painful. Leading to chronic disabilities, skin disorders can also lead to psychological stress.
Various types of skin disorders are found in people all over the world. Dermatitis, melanoma and other types of skin cancer, male pattern baldness, eczema, and psoriasis are just a few of the many types of skin problems. They can be caused by food allergies, sunburn, hormones, pregnancy, genetic or a host of other causes. These require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.
Acne, outbreaks are universally common among teenagers. Acne is the most common, recognizable skin condition. Severe, untreated acne may even leave scars.
Other major skin disorders include: Eczema (causes skin inflammation, rashes and itching), Psoriasis (characterized by thick, red patches of skin covered by silvery flakes or scales), and last but not the least Skin Cancer (result of repeated exposure to ultraviolet light).
Skin disorders can inflict untold physical and psychological suffering on the patient. Some skin disorders are severe enough that patients can suffer depression, and a few even become suicidal. In many cases, the physical damage takes less time than the emotional one.
Following healthy food habits and leading a simple life can prevent the outbreak of common skin disorders like acne and eczema. Drinking lots of water is the most important thing that you can include in your daily routine to avoid any kind of skin disorders. Eating leafy, green vegetables; avoiding deep fried items; keeping your skin clean; and regular exercise regularly is sure to keep skin disorders at bay.