Acne is a skin problem that affects mainly young people, causing great anxiety and even lower self-esteem, depression and isolation. It can be treated with drugs tailored to each case. Cosmetics are shown only for maintaining hygiene and cleanliness of the skin with mild acne.
How Acne Starts?
Acne is a skin disorder that can present several forms: cutaneous lesions, papules, pustules and blackheads, among others. Our body is covered with hair, each one housed in the pilo sebaceous follicle, consisting of a sebaceous gland. This produces sebum, a substance naturally secreted to the skin surface. If production is excessive and there are disturbances at the level of cells of the inner layer of the epidermis to the upper, the channel can become obstructed and formed an injury (non inflammatory) called comedo. This sign marks the start of acne.
Acne treatment depends on the seriousness of the situation. For mild acne, can be used cosmetics, but only to improve the appearance of lesions. In the most mild and moderate use is usually topical medications such as creams and gels, which must be tailored to skin type. For oily skin, the choice falls on gels or solutions that are not greasy and have a drying effect. If the skin is dry, the best are the creams and lotions. Some of these medications require a prescription. Can be effective but also have side effects. Depending on the substance used and the sensitivity of the skin, these drugs can cause irritation, flaking and redness, among others.
Whether or not followed by a treatment, there are precautions you can adopt, do not wash your face more than twice a day and do it with your hands or a very soft cloth. You should avoid soaps and cleaning abrasive products.
The makeup should be used with care. To cover up the acne lesions, prefer water-based products to the oil base. Choose the ones that contain the words “non-comedogenic” on the packaging.
Not squeeze your pimples, or the cover with bandages or tight clothing. Doing so will exacerbate the problem.
Before applying topical medications such as creams, gels or other, wash and thoroughly clean the skin. Do the same to your hands before and after using the product, to prevent them from being scaled.
If you do not adapt to the treatment, it causes significant side effects or is not effective, ask your doctor to make the necessary adjustments, for example, in terms of timing of doses or the actual product.