Clean the skin daily is essential to prevent acne

Written by: Dra. Lola Bou Camps
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Acne is a skin disorder that usually appears in adolescence or young adulthood in 85% of cases. However, sometimes adult acne may occur.

acne Its duration is variable and depends on their degree of evolution and intensity of their injuries.

The causes of acne are often hormonal, hence it appears on the stage of life in which changes and adaptation to new hormone is produced .


Treatment for Acne

It must perform some acne treatment, either topical or systemic, or both at the same time.

Undergo treatment or another depends on the time of evolution of the lesions; ie the "grain" may initially be blackheads or comedones, papules or red, white pus or pustules, or mix of them all.

Specialists in Dermatology advise perform adequate treatment for every skin type and the number of injuries that the patient has.

If a mild acne that does not evolve and untreated, may even disappear only. But in most cases it is necessary to make a treatment to prevent scarring that both worry and disfigure the face. What not to do in any case is to try to eliminate those manipulating or apretándoles granites maneuver is done very often and only leads to expansion thereof.


Acne Prevention

Acne can be prevented by making a good daily skin cleansing. In addition, it is important to start using hygiene products, hydration and treatment from the first symptoms. The sooner you start, the better chance of success in a very high percentage of patients.


Acne and food

Acne and diet have some relevance. In general should not be abused fatty foods (sausages, cured cheeses, chocolate, fried ...), but does not affect everyone equally.

You have to remove everything that is believed to adversely affect the patient and gradually incorporating go to see what food or food group causes the appearance of new lesions.

Some patients report that they do not notice any relationship with food.


¿Aggravates acne makeup?

When you have acne and want to go makeup, always use oil free products, ie they are free of oils. And, of course, never forget the disposal of the product every night with astringents specific products for oily skin.


Does the sun hurts or helps improve the appearance of acne?

Acne usually improves in summer with the action of the Sun, but at a relatively low percentage may worsen.

Each person responds in a special way and specific. It is important to use a sunscreen that is not greasy and does not worsen acne, while continuing with treatment according to the time of evolution.


Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Lola Bou Camps

With over 30 years of experience, Dr.. Bou Camps is a landmark in Dermatology that has its own private practice. He is a member of various medical societies, among which the Spanish Academy of Dermatology (AEDV), where he also serves as treasurer. Throughout his career, he has combined his profession with teaching, being professor of dermatology at the University of Lleida for 5 years. Author of several publications, attended conferences on the specialty, both nationally and internationally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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