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Common Skin Problems in Singapore

  • Acne – a skin condition characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, and red, inflamed pimples.
  • Age Spots (Liver Spots) – large freckles caused by exposure to sunlight.
  • Birthmarks – skin marking, blotch or spot that is present at birth.
  • Cellulite – fat deposited in pockets just below the skin surface.
  • Dark Eye Circles (Dark Eye Rings) – blemishes and eyebag below the eyes due to lack of sleep.
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema – chronic skin disorder characterized by inflammed, scaly and itchy rashes.
  • Freckles – clusters of Melanin pigmentation usually visible on fair-skinned people.
  • Genital Warts (Veneral Warts) – growths and bumps developed through sexual contact.
  • Hair Loss
  • Large Pores 
  • Melasma – dark, irregular patches on the cheeks, forehead, upper lip and bridge of the nose.
  • Moles– a common type of skin growth in Singapore. Caused by melanocytes (cell) growing in clusters or clumps.
  • Nail Problems – improper growth of nails caused by injury, infection, or skin problems like eczema and psoriasis
  • Oily Skin – overproduction of sebum caused by genetics, hormone imbalance, improper food diet.
  • Pigmentation – improper colouring of the skin caused by limited or longer  sun exposure
  • Scars (Keloids) – tissue that replace normal skin after an injury.
  • Spider Veins – an obvious web of blood vessels just below the skin surface.
  • Skin Growths – also known as lesions, cancerous or non-cancerous growth of skin that may become tender, painful, or itchy.
  • Skin Cancer – uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations. Thus, forming malignant tumors.
  • Skin Laxity – stretched collage fibers in the skin due to aging.
  • Skin Rash – redness or itchiness of skin caused by an allergic reaction or other symptoms of sickness.
  • Stretch Marks – a form of scarring with an off-colour hue, caused by tearing of the dermis.
  • Sun Spots – flat brown spots developed in certain areas of the skin due to excessive sun exposure.
  • Sweaty Palms – excessive sweating of the hands or palms caused by overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system.
  • Sweaty Underarms -excessive sweating of armpits caused by hyperhidrosis.
  • Uneven Skin Tone -skin discolouration caused by overproduction of melanin or too much sun exposure.
  • Varicose Veins – unsightly swollen and bulging veins on the skin surface.
  • Vitiligo – irregular white patches on certain areas of the skin caused by loss of pigment.

Wrinkles – fold, ridge or crease in the skin due to aging.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A: Skin problems are anything that inflames or irritates the skin, causing swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, application of unfamiliar products to the skin, and genetics can cause extreme dryness (eczema) or rashes on your skin.

A: Acne is usually the most common skin problem. Acne is a continuous breakout of the skin commonly located on the face, neck, shoulders, upper back, and chest. It is composed of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and other infections. If they are left untreated, it will leave scars or darkened skin. Majority of young adults in Singapore have this due to hormonal imbalance and improper food diet.How to identify if the person has skin problems?

A: Minor conditions showing flaky and tight skin or shiny forehead are identified as skin problems. Minor skin conditions tell signs of skin problems. It must be prevented before turning into severe conditions.

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