Acne : causes and treatments


Most people think that having an oily or dirty skin can be the cause of acne in adults. This may be true for some people with oily skin but it's not always the cause of acne for everyone. We see many people with dry skin type who experience breakouts or acne. People are individual and a thorough consultation is needed to determine what could be the cause for each person. Here are just some possibilities that could cause acne in adults: Oily skin prone to clogging and blackheads Hormones Stress Overtreated skin Harsh products Disruption to the skin barrier Food intolerances such as gluten or dairy Too much sugar in the diet Inflammation associated with poor diet and lifestyle Treat the acne of the adult with a specific care routine: the daily care ritual adapted to acne skin Before tackling the treatment of adult acne, it is important to create a dermatological environment that promotes skin balance and healing.
When should someone start acne treatment

Since everyone gets acne at some time, the right time to treat it is when it becomes bothersome or when the potential for scarring develops. This can be when severe acne flares suddenly, for mild acne that just won't go away, or even when a single pimple decides to show up the week before one's prom or wedding.

What can people do to get rid of their acne?

Moderation and regularity are good things, but not everyone can sleep eight hours, eat three healthy meals per day, and drink plenty of water a day. Probably the most useful lifestyle changes one can make is to never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean one is, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer. People often refer to redness as "scarring," but fortunately, it usually isn't permanent. It's just a mark that takes months to fade if left entirely alone.

Cleansing and skin care

Despite what one might read in popular style and fashion magazines, there is no magic product or regimen that is right for every person and situation.

Mild cleansers: Washing once or twice a day with a mild cleansing bar or liquid (for example, Dove, Neutrogena, and Cetaphil are all inexpensive and popular) will keep the skin clean and minimize sensitivity and irritation. You can find these product in Ucare Pharmacy stores.

Exfoliating cleansers and masks: A variety of mild scrubs, exfoliants, and masks can be used. These products may contain salicylic acid in a concentration that makes it a very mild peeling agent. These products remove the outer layer of the skin and thus open pores. Products containing glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids are also gentle skin exfoliants.

Retinol: Not to be confused with the prescription medication Retin-A, this derivative of vitamin A can help promote skin peeling.

Open the pores

Occasional visits to an esthetician who is an expert at safely removing blackheads during a facial can be beneficial. Reduce the oil One cannot stop oil glands from producing oil.

Even isotretinoin only slows down oil glands for a while; they resume normal activity later. It is possible to get rid of oil on the surface of the skin and reduce the appearance of shine.

Use a gentle astringent/toner to wipe away oil.

Products containing glycolic acid or one of the other alpha hydroxy acids are also helpful in clearing the skin by causing the superficial layer of the skin to peel (exfoliate).

Masks containing sulfur and other ingredients draw out facial oil.

Antibacterial pads containing benzoyl peroxide have the additional benefit of helping to wipe away oil.

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