Everyone who at least once faced with acne can confirm: we are ready for anything to return the skin a smooth and healthy look. How to cope with acne, and what if after the treatment pimples left the "farewell messages" on the skin? Acne eruptions are very slow. Usually the first rashes have not yet disappeared, but fresh ones are already appearing. This constant struggle for a clean skin is very tiring and frustrating.
In human skin, a continuous process occurs: new epithelial cells are formed, and its upper layers die. In addition, the sebaceous glands are constantly functioning, moisturizing the skin and supporting its protective barrier. In most cases, dead skin cells are gradually washed out of pores along with sebum, but some people have deeper and crimped pores or a thicker secretion of the sebaceous glands. Thickened sebum and dead skin cells clog pores. And they turn into black dots or pimples. Disease-causing bacteria multiply in this moist nutrient medium and lead to inflammation of clogged pores. During puberty, the skin condition is always noticeably worse. Under the influence of high levels of sex hormones, much more sebum is produced than in childhood, fat blocks the pores of the skin and provokes the formation of acne.
Improving the quality of nutrition and living standards leads to a much earlier sexual maturation of children, especially for girls. The appearance of acne even at 7 years is no longer a rarity. This problem continues to worry not only adolescents, but also many adults. In many women, pimples persist in 30, 40 and even 50 years. This change is surprising for doctors, because with age, the production of sebum decreases and the problem of acne should be resolved by itself. However, the peculiarities of our way of life, nutrition and pollution of the environment have led to such obvious changes in the course of this pathology. Before embarking on a brave fight, one should understand once and for all: it will not be possible to fight acne in a couple of days. We prepare to take a whole complex of protective measures that provide not only treatment of acne, but also prevention of the appearance of scars after. If you do not know how to treat acne then there are certain rules:
Rule # 1: Reviewing the diet.
As a rule it appears in adolescents, at a time when, due to a real hormonal storm, the sebaceous glands of the skin begin to work too intensively. Oily and heavy food, fast food, sweet in large quantities, as well as alcohol and cigarettes can only exacerbate the malfunction of the skin glands, so the first and simplest thing that can and should be done is to switch to a healthier diet.
Rule # 2: Do not self-medicate.
The first impulse is to immediately get rid of acne yourself, means pimples, so that you no longer see them in the mirror. The doctors say: stop! No matter how carefully you wash your hands they still will not be sterile, which means that your attempt to cope with one problem will bring a new calamity - inflammation.
Rule # 3: Acne treating complex.
Single procedures will not bring you closer to the cherished goal - perfectly clean and smooth skin. Treatment should be comprehensive and lengthy, preferably under the guidance of a doctor. Here are just some of the procedures that can be prescribed by a cosmetologist: regular chemical peeling, a course of properly selected vitamins and face cleansing 1-2 times a year.
Rule # 4: Think about the acne consequences.
Coping with this problem is not easy, but even the long-awaited victory can be overshadowed by the unpleasant consequences of the fight - bright redness where there used to be acne, or pronounced scars, which in some cases appear after the disappearance of acne. In order not to engage in a new fight with skin imperfections, take preventive measures. During the treating, try to thoroughly clean and moisturize the skin (even if your skin is prone to fat), avoid lotions and tonics on an alcohol basis, do not spend too much time in the open sun and in no case try to squeeze out pimples yourself.
Rule # 5: Do not give up, if the scars still remain.
Acne is an inflammatory process, after which the healing phase always comes. Normally, acne should not leave traces after disappearance, but sometimes - due to improper treatment and skin care - a red mark or a scar may remain at the spot of the pimple. The scars are due to too intensive production of collagen, which is the basis of connective tissue, and also because of the large number of new blood vessels. Redness and scars deliver to their owners a lot of trouble, because even with the help of cosmetic tricks to hide them can be difficult. The means for combating scarring of a new generation, based on hyaluronidase, can help here. This is a special enzyme that affects the structure of connective tissue, from which the scar is made. Immobilization (stabilization) of hyaluronidase made it possible to obtain a substance belonging to the modern class of enzymatic agents with a long-lasting effect, which allows applying the cream only 2 times a day. As a result, the appearance of the scar improves; it becomes less noticeable, elastic, redness and pigmentation decrease. Also very helpful is Tretinoin which actually is an acid form of vitamin A, many people know it as Retin-A Cream. For some people beautiful and healthy skin is given by nature, and some have to make efforts to be happy with their reflection in the mirror. Do not despair, take care of yourself and follow the recommendations of specialists to achieve the desired result.