Acne is a very common skin problem that usually appears in adolescence (85% of adolescents are affected) and usually disappears at the end of puberty, although it sometimes persists in adults (especially in adults women).
What are the symptoms of acne?
Acne has some very characteristic symptoms:
• pustules (white pimples that contain pus)
• Papules (red and painful pimples)
• nodules (larger, harder, deeper and more painful pustules than pustules)
• Cysts (painful and deep lesions containing pus)
Our video skin:
What are the causes of acne ?
During this period, the production of sex hormones causes an overproduction of sebum in the sebaceous glands. The skin becomes generally fatter and can clog the pores of the skin, causing the appearance of comedones.
In the adult woman, progesterone produced during the menstrual period stimulates the sebaceous glands and can promote the development of acne before and during menstruation. The appearance of pimples usually fades as the cycle develops until the next cycle.
Pregnancy and Menopause
Hormonal fluctuations occurring in these periods of life of the adult woman can also promote the development of acne, usually on an ad hoc basis.
Use of certain cosmetic products
In excessive use, the use of unsuited cosmetics such as creams, lotions, foundations, powders, can promote clogging of the pores of the skin and promote the development of acne.
Stress, pollution, dust, chemicals
Stress can influence hormonal levels and the development of skin diseases, so it is often considered an aggravating factor. Exposure to certain pollutants appears to be a risk factor.
Smoking and its action on the skin (obstruction of the pores) promote acne.
The predisposition of acne can be hereditary, the ground being more favorable when two people of the same family have developed the same pattern.
How to reduce the appearance of pimples?
Even if the lifestyle is not responsible for the appearance of acne, bad habits can maintain or even aggravate.
- Clean your face twice a day
- Make up before going to sleep
- Avoid touching your pimples so you do not spread bacteria on the skin's surface
- Eat healthy
- Avoid exposing yourself to the sun without sunscreen.
- Stop smoking, avoid stress and pollution: preserve your skin as much as possible from external aggressions.
How to cure acne?
We recommend the products of the brand La Roche Posay, it is a French brand known worldwide and recommended by 25,000 dermatologists.
La Roche Posay video :
1) Clean your face
Clean your face in the morning and evening with a dermatological cleansing gel.
Cleaning products that we recommend :
Moisturizing your skin is essential, even for oily skin, the cleansing action aims to extract excess sebum, however your skin will tend to be dry. To avoid a feeling of frozen face, you must put a moisturizer. Use an anti-imperfection, concealer, descaler and anti-marks treatment. Localized treatments that we recommend :
2) Moisturize your face
The moisturizing products that we recommend :
3) Treat your face
The main treatments that we recommend:
Moisturizing your skin is essential, even for oily skin, the cleansing action aims to extract excess sebum, however your skin will tend to be dry. To avoid a feeling of frozen face, you must put a moisturizer.
Use an anti-imperfection, concealer, descaler and anti-marks treatment.
Localized treatments that we recommend :