Acne is especially prevalent among teenagers and adult women.
There are several factors behind the development of acne.
Acne usually develops in young teenagers at the onset of puberty, appearing on the face and even the back.
Hormones stimulate sebaceous glands, which produce an excess of sebum. As a result, the skin becomes oily and shiny and a variety of unsightly features emerge, sometimes inflamed.
Adults (especially women) can also be affected when undergoing hormonal changes (premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, etc.) or stress, promoting hyperseborrhoea and bacterial proliferation.
Acne occurs as a result of :
Microcysts, or closed comedons
These “whiteheads”, which may go unnoticed, are caused by an accumulation of sebum, the bacterium P. acnes and keratin. Microcysts can develop into open comedones. They can also become inflamed and become papules or pustules.
These features are known as “blackheads”. Comedones can empty spontaneously. They rarely become a focus of inflammation unless excessively touched.
These inflamed red spots, with a size under 5 mm, are painful. They can disappear or develop into pustules.
These purulent yellow spots can empty and disappear, but they often return
Nodules are seen in the most serious cases of acne. They are deep inflammatory lesions which can be felt through the skin. They can evolve and leave scars.
- See a dermatologist.
- Hydrate your skin, especially when combined with the treatment prescribed by your dermatologist.
- Burst pimples or touch microcysts. Handling inflamed skin leads to more severe and frequent pimples.
- Go out in the sun without protection. The sun and sea’s initial drying effect is but an illusion, while tanning thickens the epidermis and traps bacteria inside it, setting a ticking time bomb ready to blow up when you come back from your holiday. It won’t be fun…
- Cleanse your skin gently but thoroughly.
- Apply a product tailored to your skin every day in the morning and evening.
- Follow a healthy and balanced diet.
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