5 Tips to Treat Your Acne

Pimples that arise every month and end up encrusted. When acne makes resistance, it is better to rely on a specialist. Both to avoid scarring and relapse.
We are normally over the age of having pimples and now a multitude of imperfections appear on the bottom of our face. We say at first that it will quickly pass ... but this is not always the case. And if it lasts, you should consult a dermatologist. As recalled Dr. Nina Roos, " the acne is not a superficial affection. In adults, it is increasingly common and mostly affects women. " It is estimated that over 40% of them would be affected.


Its causes are diverse. " We know that there is a link with hormones and stress, but also a response to external factors such as pollution, endocrine disruptors ... Studies have also shown that diet plays an important role in the appearance of acne, "says the dermatologist. In recent years, some treatments have been alerted and their use has been revised. The French Society of Dermatology (SFD), with the High Authority for Health (HAS), has recently published new recommendations. She recalled that acne should be taken care of with appropriate treatment if it is severe and /or with a risk of scarring. Same thing if it has an impact on the person, his quality of life and his relationship to others.

Consult Promptly

"The impact of acne on quality of life is not related to the number of lesions. Thus, one can have few buttons and be on the edge of the depression, " says the dermatologist. Hence the need to heal quickly  "The treatment must be adapted not only to acne but also to the person, that is, to take into account his habits and way of life. This is important for proper follow-up. " For less than a second patient takes it as her doctor recommends it. Moreover, "it is care in the long term, the effectiveness is not always immediate, so as to have a rapid care. It also helps to avoid or limit the risk of scarring. "

Its Treatment is Well Followed

In adult women, acne is rather inflammatory with red spots, located on the lower face, under the ears, mandibles at the upper neck (sometimes on the back and décolleté). It can appear even if you did not have it as a teenager. For a mild to moderate acne, a local treatment is first set up, based on benzoyl peroxide and retinoids, unless it is a highly inflammatory form. If this is not enough, oral antibiotics may be prescribed as a reinforcement. If the woman has to take contraception, the gynecologist must also give her opinion.

Isotretinoin, however, is reserved for severe acne or with the risk of scarring. Sometimes treatment must be followed for long periods because it is a chronic disease that relapses are not uncommon.

Contraception Is Adjusted

The birth control must be taken into account at the time of treatment. The pill is not offered as the first line against acne, as it was a moment the case with Diane 35® "If a woman wants acne contraception, the gynecologist, in agreement with the dermatologist, offers, after hormone balance  A pil of 3rd or 4th generation, which does not accentuate skin problems. If the patient is already in the second generation pills, which can aggravate acne, it begins with a local treatment. If this does not work, it is better to change pill, " says Dr. Roos.

Same for the progesterone IUDs, which can sometimes give acne. "We must also contend with the desire to have children, says the dermatologist. Because some anti-acne treatments (isotretinoin cyclins, retinoids) are not compatible with pregnancy. "

Good Hygiene is Adopted

Acne skin can be made up, provided that preferences fluid textures and noncomedogenic (not causing the formation of comedones, or blackheads) to not aggravate the condition of the skin.

Treatments to choose from in the anti-acne ranges. Avoid overlapping too many layers, as this may favor the appearance of pimples and comedones.

"The morning after a light moisturizer, it spreads a foundation fluid. In the evening, after removing make careful cleaned the face with water and a soft foam, which was rinsed with warm water, advises dermatologist. Then applied the care contractors on the entire face, not just the affected areas to prevent the appearance of new lesions. In the sun, caution is advised, as most treatments are not compatible with exposure. No need to deprive yourself of a holiday, but we must opt for a protection high (SPF 50) and a hat to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation post-buttons."

One Diet Review

It has long been understood that chocolate and charcuterie could give buttons. What we know today is that "diets glycemic index high act as aggravating factors, says Dr. Roos. Rapid sugars in flours and refined cereals modify the composition of sebum and may promote inflammation of the sebaceous glands. A proinflammatory supply, characterized by an imbalance between omega-3 and 6 (fatty acids) has the same disadvantage. It is, therefore, advisable to limit the dairy products and on all the milk, as well as the saturated fats (red meat, charcuterie, prepared dishes, pastries). Eating differently can produce amazing results after two months. This also avoids the risk of relapse. " That is why the food survey must be part of the examination conducted by the dermatologist. Better also stop smoking: according to some studies, smoking aggravates acne.