The most important thing to know about acne is that it is a chronic disease. So to cure it once and for all and only one magic pill will not work – you need an integrated approach. But, if everything is done correctly, it is quite possible to bring the sore into a long-term remission. The three most common mistakes in the treatment of acne were listed by cosmetologist Irina Vasilenko.
If you still think that the only cure for acne is regular facial cleansing, it’s you in vain. Such a procedure is needed only at the first stages of treatment, so that non-inflammatory comedones do not become inflammatory. And then it will work only with an external or systemic solution to the problem.
Self-prescribe medications acne is bad business. Bacteria quickly get used to antibiotics. They will stop helping faster than you can enjoy the improvements. In addition, limiting yourself to one drug will not work. In the treatment of acne, it is necessary to regularly and comprehensively act on three links – a violation of seboregulation, keratinization and bacteria.
Mistaken in the treatment of acne, by the way, not only patients, but also doctors. Often, experts force girls endless testing for sex hormones. In fact, such studies are needed only if there are other gynecological problems.
Prescribe hormonal contraceptives as a remedy for acne girls with a normal menstrual cycle – a typical mistake. They will only mask the problem, and after the end of the course, the disease will worsen with renewed vigor, the expert said.
That is why it is very important to find a competent doctor who will apply an evidence-based approach and look for the cause of the disease, and not just treat the symptoms, the doctor concluded.
Acne is extremely common, with 50-95% of teenagers worldwide having it. Without treatment, the problem cannot be coped with, and only an integrated and individual approach will help. Here are five must-have steps towards clear skin.