What is acne-prone skin?
Skin affected by acne tends to appear oily and covered in various kinds of blemishes:
- papules or cysts in more serious cases
Acne can, moreover, leave permanent signs such as spots and scars, particularly when not treated in a timely manner.
How can you recognise acne-prone skin?
According to symptoms, acne can be classified as:
- Light or comedonal acne.
- Moderate acne.
- Severe acne or acne conglobata.
Why does acne appear?
The factors that can set off acne are various, but the primary causes are:
- Increase in androgenic hormones, provoking an excess production of sebum.
- Genetic predisposition.
- An altered microbiota. Normally harmless bacteria (C. acnes) can proliferate in acne-prone skin, causing inflammation.
- Psychological stress.
- The use of certain medications.
Furthermore, certain comedogenic cosmetics can obstruct skin pores and lead to acne.
To be sure, this skin condition does not result from poor hygiene. On the contrary: cleansing that’s too frequent or aggressive can further irritate the skin.
10 practical tips for acne-prone skin routine
The first step in treating acne-prone skin is to refer to a dermatologist from the appearance of the first symptoms. The treatments they advise may help to prevent the disease from worsening and leaving permanent traces.
In addition to advice from your specialist, you should follow certain good habits to help your skin to recover its balance. Here are our tips:
- Wash your face twice a day with lukewarm water and specific cleansers that aren’t aggressive and don’t contain fragrance.
- Cleanse your face after sport or when you sweat.
- Be consistent: at least 6 weeks are necessary to see benefits from antiacne treatments.
- Don’t press or squeeze pimples.
- Don’t expose your skin to UV rays without sun protection to avoid spots appearing.
- Follow a balanced diet that limits foods with a high glycemic index.
- Use only non-comedogenic makeup that’s formulated specifically for acne-prone skin.
- Remove makeup carefully.
- Shave only with electric razors, as they are gentle on the skin compared to razor blades.
- Don’t smoke: it can aggravate the symptoms of acne.
Finally, it’s essential to apply only non-comedogenic cosmetic products to your skin that are fragrance free, oil free, and, most importantly, specifically studied and formulated for the needs of acne-prone skin.
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The above information is not medical advice. It is given purely as an indication and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice.