]]Fair Skin FactsFair Skin is more prone to skin cancerAccording to the Irish Skin Foundation, skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, with 9,786 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer and 984 cases of melanoma diagnosed in 2013?People with fair skin should wear sunscreen year roundFair people need to wear sunscreen most of the year. Buying a daily moisturizer and foundation that includes SPF is an easy way to make sure your face is protected at all times.Fair skin is more prone to RosaceaAnyone with pale skin knows that redness shows up more easily on fair skin, and can often lead to skin looking discolored. Rosacea is a common rash that tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterized by redness, dilated blood vessels, small red bumps and pus-filled spots. Doctors often prescribe oral and topical medication to treat rosacea.Fair Skin is more prone to Keratosis Pilaris – bumpy skinAnother issue that shows up on pale skin, keratosis pilaris, it occurs when there’s a build up of keratin that blocks the opening of the hair follicle. It’s common on the backs of the arms and the thighs, and while it doesn’t really have any symptoms apart from discomfort when it’s dry, it can be unsightly, causing red bumps and a rough feeling to touch. Exfoliating and using a moisturizer that contains salicylic acid or urea can help break down the keratin build up, but unfortunately there is no cure.Fair skin is more prone to adult acneAs with other skin conditions, fair skin can make red, swollen spots look more prevalent. If you struggle with adult acne there are many treatment options, consult with you dermatologist to find the best treatment for you.

Knoxville Institute of Dermatology