Six major mistakes in the treatment of acne in adolescents and adults
Acne is an acne that can bring a lot of discomfort to both adults and adolescents.The task, as soon as possible to get rid of this "beauty", becomes a priority and more often people do not even think about how to do it competently from a medical point of view.Yes, in pharmacies the pharmacist will offer a lot of drugs / lotions / gels that will help restore skin health.And in cosmetic rooms each client with a similar problem will be offered a series of procedures for cleaning and sanitation.And as for the numerous commercials, in which they promise to rid themselves of acne literally in one application, it is not worth mentioning - there are dozens of them!To understand the basic principles of acne treatment and to get rid of the problem as soon as possible, you just need to know the most common mistakes that almost everything in the process allows in this process.Table of contents: Refusal to visit a dermatologist - mistake first Extruding / injuring acne - mistake two Selecting inappropriate cosmetics - mistake three Using scrubs - mistake four Simultaneous use of multiple medicines - mistake five Termination of treatment after first results - mistake Six
Refusal to visit a dermatologist - mistake first
Treatment of acne involves the use of a variety of medications - and taken orallynutria), and with the condition of applying them to the skin( topical treatment), but also beauty and physiotherapy treatments can be assigned within the therapy.A specific choice is made individually - you can not deduce any one single algorithm for the treatment of acne and acne.
The fact is that the causes of the appearance of acne in all people are different - someone has a dermatological disease( this can be, for example, rosacea), someone has a history of internal pathology in the anamnesis: such conditions require careful diagnosis,Dispensary follow-up and long enough treatment.And if in the presence of any diseases in the body a person will regularly use skin care products, make masks and even visit beauty parlors, then the acne will not disappear.Or rather, it will disappear, but this will be a short-term effect.
To be registered with a dermatologist( a doctor who studies and treats skin diseases) is necessary immediately, as soon as painful skin eruptions have appeared and no conventional means improve the skin condition.Only a specialist can give an objective assessment of the skin condition and overall health, choose an individual therapy regimen and, if necessary, refer the patient to additional examinations.
Extrude / damage acne - error second
It's unlikely that there will be a person who, when acne appears, will not strive to get rid of acne faster!And now the hands are stretching themselves to the hated pimples - to squeeze out more quickly, to get rid of them. .. But experts are absolutely unanimous in their opinion - such actions( squeezing out, puncturing acne) will not accelerate the process of recovery, but can lead to aggravation of the problem.Quite often after squeezing acne in people, inflammation on the skin is aggravated, and this can provoke the formation of gross scars or even the development of sepsis.
People who have acne should refrain from extruding or damaging acne categorically.Such procedures should be performed only by a specialist - a cosmetologist or dermatologist, who will first assess the condition of the skin, conduct a survey of the entire body and only after that make the right decision.
The choice of unsuitable cosmetics - mistake the third
Acne( acne) is usually inherent in people who have skin that is of a fatty or combination type.A common mistake of such people is the use of cosmetics based on alcohol, strong antiseptics or alkaline soap.Dermatologists strongly recommend that when choosing cosmetics, pay attention to the label - it should be indicated that the product can be used on skin prone to acne( some manufacturers label such products as "non-medicogenic").
The same rule applies to the choice of skin care products: they will not clog the pores of the skin, which will prevent their inflammation, enlargement, which results in acne.
Cosmetologists and dermatologists categorically advise against using any cosmetic products that contain:
- acetylated lanolin;
- was myristat;
- isopropyl palmitate;
- cocoa butter;
- isopropyl isostearate;
- D / C pigments are red;
- isostearyl neopentanoate;
- butyl stearate;
- isopropyl myristate;
- isocetyl stearate.
It is also necessary to use skin care products made on the basis of natural oils - dermatologists recommend choosing only those products whose components list includes "light" oils:
- rose hips.
These natural oils are absolutely safe and can be used to care for any type of skin.There is another series of natural oils - moderately gummy, that is, they should be used with caution, before use, test on a small area of the skin and make sure that the pimples / acne that has already become inflamed. This line includes the following oils:
- of jojoba;
- grape seed;
The choice of any skin care products, as well as decorative cosmetics should be based on the search for products with the mark "non-medicogenic".
The use of scrubs - bug fourth
Those who are faced with acne or acne, believe that their problem began with dirt, and begin to actively cleanse their face with scrubs, gels and foams.Yes, dermatologists assure that skin contamination may well provoke the appearance of the problem under consideration, but at the same time active concern for the cleanliness of the face in all cases causes irritation of the skin, and an answer to such "aggression" will be inflammation.
In addition, scrubs in their composition have small particles of grains of sand that can damage the abscess, spread the infection over the skin - it is possible with 100% confidence to expect the appearance of acne in new places.Thus, a single pimple can lead to the appearance of a mass of pustules!
Experts argue that the use of scrubs and any other aggressive cleansing drugs during the exacerbation of acne is categorically unacceptable.Even if a person uses ordinary foam / gel during washing, these remedies should be carefully rinsed off the skin - left, they can provoke the development of inflammation on the skin.The use of the same scrubs is possible only during a persistent remission, the best option is to consult a dermatologist.
Simultaneous use of many medications - mistake the fifth
Naturally, a person tries to quickly get rid of acne, and starts applying all medicines at once - "something should help!".But the result will not be recovery, but deterioration of the skin - a "cocktail" of several medicines causes irritation, the disease will only progress.
Self-medication generally leads to aggravation of acne, so doctors immediately warn their patients that it is not worth waiting for any immediate results, but using only prescribed medications is a prerequisite.Illiteracy of the course of therapy can lead to the formation of scars and scars - even the best dermatologists can not cope with them, this is already a paraphrase of plastic surgeons.
Termination of treatment after the first results - error Six
How does a person act in the treatment of acne?As soon as the amount of rashes has decreased and the skin has acquired a healthy appearance, the use of any prescribed medications is stopped - "why bait the body".Here it is - the main mistake!The fact that the abrupt withdrawal of the drug used to treat acne, will necessarily lead to a relapse of the problem in 4-6 weeks and the course of treatment will have to be done from the very beginning.But if the drug is withdrawn gradually( for example, at the beginning of the treatment the product was applied to the skin 2 times a day, with visible recovery - 1 time per day), then the acne either completely "leave" the face, or go into a prolonged remission.
And one more nuance: many patients stop using prescribed medications with the appearance of the first side effects - for example, at the beginning of therapy there may be excessive dryness of the skin, a feeling of tightness and even exacerbation of the process.You should know that in most cases, such phenomena are the norm, the course of therapy with acne is 6-12 weeks, so you just need to consult a dermatologist, but in no case should you interrupt the treatment.
Treatment of acne is a work that must be literate and under the supervision of a specialist.Only in this case it will be possible to get rid of the hated acne and restore health to the skin.
Tsygankova Yana Aleksandrovna, medical reviewer, therapeutist of the highest qualification category