Skin Problems

Skin problems, ranging from mild acne to skin cancer, affect people of all ages. Learn more about skin problems at HowStuffWorks.

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Why Do We Love to Pop Zits?

If you're one of those people who can't resist putting your fingers to work when you spot a pimple on your face, there's a scientific reason for why it feels so good.

Research May Show Why Acne Today Means Younger-looking Skin Tomorrow

Scientists have long known that people who get acne early in their lives are rewarded with younger-looking skin in later years. Now, they've found one reason why.

How to Get Rid of Warts

No one wants warts! Luckily we have easy ways to get rid of warts. See if common treatments – like salicylic acid – actually work!

5 Things to Know About Plantar Warts

Get rid of plantar warts for good using our helpful ideas. We'll give you simple ways to treat, prevent, and get rid of plantar warts.

Quick Tips: Help for Acne

Acne isn't just for teenagers. Anyone can be affected! Learn acne basics plus easy ways to prevent and treat unwanted pimples.

Quick Tips: Red Blotches on Your Face

Even if you're not prone to acne, you can still get red blotches on your skin. Learn about inflamed skin spots – and how to get red blotch-free fast.

How to Reduce Under-eye Puffiness

Under-eye puffiness doesn't do your face any favors. Get the do's and don'ts (we're looking at you, hemorrhoid cream) for reducing under-eye puffiness

Quick Tips: Shea Butter and Scars

Have you ever wondered what shea butter can do for your scars? Read on to learn about how shea butter can reduce scarring.

Quick Tips: Treating Burns

How you treat a burn depends on the type of burn. Learn the difference between first-degree and fourth-degree burns –and the proper treatment for both.

5 Common Skin Parasites

Whether you like it or not, certain critters may see you as a meal. Learn how to avoid common skin parasites like bedbugs, fleas, and lice

5 Ways to Treat Flat Warts

What are flat warts? Learn five easy ways to treat these harmless spots and rid yourself of flat warts for good.

5 Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects more than 7.5 million Americans and can lead to unsightly flare-ups anywhere on the body, including the scalp. We teach you how to successful treat scalp psoriasis.

5 Things to Know About Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is one of the most feared infections – who wants to be covered with itchy spots? Spot and treat chicken pox using our helpful guide.

Quick Tips: Moisturizing Your Eczema

Want to know what the best way to moisturize your eczema is? Read on to get the best pointers on how to moisturize your chronic eczema.

Quick Tips: Easy Ways to Treat Psoriasis

Do you suffer from psoriasis? Are you looking for a treatment? Read on to learn some easy tips about treating psoriasis.

5 Treatments for Bruises

Do you bruise easily? Worry about the causes and how to treat them? Read on to learn about what can cause bruising and how to properly treat bruises.

5 Things You Need to Know About Milia

Milia is small, white bumps that form around your face. Read on to learn all that you need to know about milia.

Quick Tips: Moles and Cancer

How can I tell if the new moles developing on my skin are cancerous? Read on to learn about identifying cancerous moles from benign marks.

5 Remedies for Common Warts

Do you suffer from common warts? Check out these remedies for removing your common warts in the comfort of your own home.

Quick Tips: Epsom Salt Bath Treatments

You've been on your feet all day and your body aches. The first antidote you might consider for your weary bones is a warm bath with Epsom salts.

Do you know the signs of skin cancer?

Do you know the signs of skin cancer or think that skin cancer isn't a problem? See the signs of skin cancer to protect yourself and get informed.

Do you have a mole that doesn't look right?

Not all mole changes signal melanoma, but it's important to have any changes checked out early. Learn what you should do if you have a mole that doesn't look right.

Skin Cancer Q&A

In 1938, 1 in 10,000 people got melanoma. Today, it's 1 in 93. See skin cancer Q&A with dermatologist Nicholas Perricone to learn about risk factors and tips for prevention.

The Basics of Skin Fungus

For many, the mere idea of a fungus living in one's skin is repulsive. But if you can distance yourself from the disgust, fungus is actually pretty fascinating.

10 Tips for Identifying and Treating Skin Rashes

You've been working in the yard, ripping out all those unwanted weeds. Now you're scratching a small red patch and wondering where it came from. Could it be a skin rash?


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