Do you have acne? If so, it is important to give your skin the necessary care. Your skin is subjected to all kinds of attackers, you must know how to protect it to keep it healthy.
Where does acne come from?
The skin plays an essential role in protecting against external aggressions. It is important to take good care of it to keep it healthy, especially in the case of skin problems, including acne, where appropriate care contributes to the treatment.
The body secretes a greasy substance called sebum, which is essential for skin hydration. Sebum is produced by glands, the sebaceous glands, which are found at the non-visible end of the hair. It can happen that the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum and that cells obstruct the duct through which it is secreted to the surface of the skin. Obstruction of pores promotes the development of bacteria that cause inflammation and give rise to acne pimples. From the small red button to the very painful cyst, there are several types of acne pimples. Regardless of the severity of acne, it is important to give the skin the proper care.
The daily care of the skin
It is recommended to clean the skin twice a day (morning and evening) with a mild, fragrance-free soap. You should take care to rinse well to prevent soap residue from remaining on your skin. Daily cleaning allows the removal of excess sebum and limits the growth of bacteria. It is not necessary to clean the skin more than twice a day, this is irritating and aggravates the pimples. It is also important to wash after sports. Sweat and sebum promote the accumulation of bacteria on the skin and lead to the formation of new acne lesions. It is also recommended to wear loose clothing to avoid friction and sweat buildup.
Hydration of the skin is very important, especially if you suffer from acne. Dry and dehydrated skin is defended by increasing sebum production, which worsens acne. Choose a product adapted to your skin type, unscented and non-comedogenic (which does not promote pimples).
In addition to proper skin cleansing and hydration, the following tips will help you control your acne:
1. Don’t touch your buttons.
2. Avoid rubbing the skin.
3. Apply sunscreen when your skin is exposed to the sun.
4. Use oil-free makeup and choose cosmetic products that are not comedogenic.
5. Wash your pillowcase and sheets regularly.
6. Shave as often as possible and opt for a razor that does not irritate the skin.
7. Avoid after-shave products containing alcohol.
8. Wash your hair more often if they tend to be greasy.
Make-up and sun protection
The use of makeup is possible even if you suffer from acne. However, we must be vigilant in choosing the products used and follow certain recommendations:
1. Choose non-oily, non-greasy, water-based products.
2. Preference should be given to “non-comedogenic” products.
3. Discard any expired products.
4. Clean makeup brushes regularly.
5. Do not use makeup improperly.
6. Make up every night before bed.
Sun rays can worsen acne. It is therefore important to protect the skin when exposed to the sun. In addition, several acne control products make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Therefore, be careful and use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
The treatment of acne is not limited to medicines. On the contrary, it starts with the daily care you bring to your skin. For more information on skin care and acne treatments, consult your pharmacist. It is there to help you maintain healthy skin.