TREATING ACNE

What is acne and why do you have it?

Acne is a very widespread disorder that creates both physical and psychological discomfort. To cure acne, it is essential to follow the advice of dermatologists and pharmacists, use appropriate products and not resort to DIY remedies.

What is acne?

Acne is an inflammation of the skin. It can be recognised from the appearance of:

  • Pimples
  • White spots
  • Papules
  • Cysts and nodules

In addition to these physical symptoms, it often also generates psychological problems. It’s estimated that 92% of people who have suffered from acne have reported symptoms of depression.

It displays itself primarily on the face, but also in other regions of the body:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Upper part of arms and glutes.

WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN SUFFERING FROM ACNE

Miraculous overnight cures? Squeezing the pimples?

It’s important not to use these remedies because they don’t work. Quite the opposite: they can exacerbate the situation. When suffering from acne, it’s fundamental to:

  • Not change treatment too often: to see results from treatment, patience and consistency are required- interrupting or changing the frequency of products selected will result in nothing changing.
  • Not press or squeeze skin: this can lead to the formation of scars.
  • Not expose oneself to the sun without protection: acne-prone skin should be protected from the sun’s rays with specific products.
  • Not share cosmetic products: other people’s brushes and appliances can carry bacteria and sebum that increase the obstruction of skin pores.

 

 

HOW TO CURE ACNE

To cure acne, it is fundamental to refer to dermatologists, who will be able to advise the most appropriate cure. Various treatments exist, according to the intensity of symptoms:

  • Topical treatment: the use of specific creams and products in the case of light or moderate acne.
  • Systemic treatment: the use of oral medications for more serious forms.

Even some daily habits can help in managing acne:

  • Being consistent in treatment: between 4 to 6 weeks are required to see first results.
  • Washing frequently anything that enters in contact with the face. For example, towels and pillowcases.
  • Following a balanced diet: it’s advised to limit the consumption of foods with a high glycemic index.

PRODUCTS FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN 

It’s fundamental to use dermocosmetic products formulated specifically for acne-prone skin. But how to recognise them?

They must be:

  • Easy on the skin.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Without aggressive surfactants which could make the skin more reactive and likely to form acne.

In terms of creams, look for the following information:

  • They aren’t comedogenic
  • They aren’t acnegenic
  • Oil-free
  • They won’t obstruct pores

Learn about the cosmetic Ceramol products that will help you take care of acne-prone skin. (LINK)

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