Acne in adults: all you need to know

November 16, 2011

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 Acne in adults: all you need to know
 Even coming out of puberty you do not get rid of acne? You are not alone. More than 54% of women over twenty-five years of age suffer from acne, and among women over thirty, this percentage is even higher. According to cosmetologists, acne in adults has reached epidemic proportions worldwide.

 Acne in adults: all you need to know

What causes acne in adults?

The answer is very simple: stress. Modern women are constantly subjected to stress, more than twenty or thirty years ago. It is because of stress enhances the activity of the endocrine glands, which leads to increased levels of the hormone androgen, affecting the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands produce more sebum - the skin appears acne. When stress becomes chronic (which is not uncommon in the hectic lifestyle of modern women), hormone levels are constantly increased, and acne annoying little things turn out a real problem. In addition, it should be remembered that with age, cell renewal slows down, the skin cells gradually lose the ability to recover, so eels and traces of them remain on the skin for longer than a teenager.

Let's face it: acne at the awkward girl in puberty Transitional age - the period of emotional turmoil  Transitional age - the period of emotional turmoil
   - A necessary evil, but an adult acne held their thirties and forty women ... Agree, this is an abnormal situation that must be changed!

 Acne in adults: all you need to know

The acne in adults is different from teenage acne?

Acne, which color on your face in photos from the exhaust are different from acne that you see in the mirror twenty years later. According to cosmetologists, in adult women acne rooted more deeply, have a cystic structure, and more painful. In addition, after these scars, they are accompanied by severe inflammation, redness, and from them is much harder to get rid of.

Another difference: teenagers acne most often appear on the forehead and nose, due to the high concentration of sebaceous glands of the skin in these areas. In adults, acne is concentrated in the lower part of the face, chin and cheeks. Chinese medicine relates this part of the face with the endocrine glands (remember, a little above, we wrote about the endocrine glands and their reactions to stress?).

 Acne in adults: all you need to know

Is a means of acne, teen, adult women?

Due to the above differences between adolescent acne and acne in adults they require different treatment. In addition, adults have to simultaneously solve another problem: trying to get rid of acne, they should take care not to dry the skin as dry skin leads to premature aging and wrinkles (which care little schoolgirls).

Adults suffering from acne need tools that are designed specifically for them. Particular attention is paid to the beauticians are advised to products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants that help protect the skin.

 Acne in adults: all you need to know

What ingredients are anti-acne agents should pay attention to?

Some ingredients used in the media of acne intended for adults, are part of the same means to adolescents: salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and others. But cosmetologists are advised to pay attention to the other ingredients that can help reduce acne while maintaining health and youth of the skin, preventing dryness and flaking (a common side effect of many funds from acne for teens).

Reduce inflammation of the skin will help the following ingredients:

  • biotin;
  • camphor;
  • tea tree oil Tea tree oil  Tea tree oil
  • green tea;
  • Licorice.

To normalize the sebaceous glands and reduce sebum production to help such ingredients:

  • zinc sulfate;
  • tea tree oil;
  • caffeine;
  • niacinamide.

Clear skin from pollution and to remove the top layer of dead skin cells to help:

  • salicylic acid;
  • glycolic acid;
  • benzoyl peroxide;
  • sulfur and zinc oxide.

 Acne in adults: all you need to know

Change lifestyle to change the face

Before turning to the specific advice for the care of the skin, it should be noted that any, even the most expensive and effective means of acne, will not solve your problem, as long as you do not remove the cause of acne - stress. So try to worry less and avoid stressful situations. Take time for yourself to rest and relaxation Relaxation and stress - calm, not panic!  Relaxation and stress - calm, not panic!
 : Master the eastern breathing techniques, yoga or tai chi exercises. Regular fitness and lower production of stress hormones How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis

Many contribute to the appearance of acne, lack of sleep, poor nutrition and poor (including diet), dehydration, alcohol and smoking. So if you want to help your skin, sleep at least eight hours a day and drink half a liter of water every day. Also, it is useful to limit their intake of caffeine - oddly, charging us with energy coffee causes skin stress. Avoid fast food - replace it with healthy foods, such as nuts and foods high in complex carbohydrates.

Plaque psoriasis - the most common type

January 3, 2014

 plaque psoriasis
 Plaque psoriasis - the most common form of psoriasis, which flows with characteristic rash in the form of plaques, merging into the vast blyashkovidnye lake on the surface of the patient's body. When we speak of typical forms of psoriasis have in mind plaque (blyashkovidny) psoriasis.


Plaque psoriasis - one of the most mysterious diseases

Blyashkovidny (blyashkovy) psoriasis - a disease, the nature of which is not clear so far. Once the disease is confused with leprosy, tuberculosis of the skin TB skin - a rare form of the disease  TB skin - a rare form of the disease
   and other infections. But today well established that blyashkovidny or vulgar psoriasis Vulgar psoriasis - the most common form of the disease  Vulgar psoriasis - the most common form of the disease
   not contagious and the infection in his appearance may play only an indirect role.

There are many theories of psoriasis. And the most interesting thing is that almost all of them fit into the modern ideas of the origin of the disease. This suggests that the causes of psoriasis, usually several. Today it is considered a proven genetic predisposition to psoriasis, which, however, may not result in the disease throughout a person's life.

An obligatory condition of psoriasis is a dysfunction of the immune system. The immune system is thus no longer recognize the body's own tissues and begins to show to them the aggression. These diseases are called autoimmune, most researchers treat them psoriasis. But the details of the disease have not been studied.

We also know that there are a number of predisposing (launchers) factors when they appear likely to develop plaque psoriasis is significantly increased. It's a different kind of acute and chronic infection (bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal), hidden pockets of infection in the body (chronic tonsillitis, sinusitis, carious teeth, medicine, etc.), chronic diseases of internal organs infectious origin (primarily diseases of the digestion), various intoxications (smoking, alcohol abuse, industrial hazards), permanent mechanical, thermal and chemical effects on the skin and so on. That is, in fact, any process affecting metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   the whole body or metabolism in skin cells can be the starting point in the development of psoriasis.


The main features of

Plaque psoriasis begins with the appearance of the skin one or two of pink precisely delineated, towering above the skin papules small (no more than 1-2 cm in diameter) size. On top of these papules are always covered with white scales.

Depending on the nature of the flow (mild, moderate or severe) disease papules may be slow or fast to grow and merge together to form large plaques, and patchy lake. However, sometimes the body for a long time can be arranged one or more duty plaques with no tendency to spread. Most of these are located on duty plaques on the skin of the extensor surface of the elbow and knee joints.

When distributing plaques more than 10% of the surface of the human body is considered to be severe psoriasis. Widespread plaque psoriasis may cover large areas of smooth skin and scalp. In the case of injury to such plaque psoriasis can join bacterial or fungal infection. The risk of infection is increased in the lower extremities, when there is varicose veins and trophic ulcers, fungal infection on his feet, and so on.



How to remove plaque psoriasis? This is the main question that most interested patients as plaques - is primarily a cosmetic defect that does not allow the patient to fully adapt to the society.

Treatment plaque psoriasis begins with the application of external tools and ultraviolet irradiation using waves of medium length and long.

With the ineffectiveness of such treatment or distribution system performed plaque psoriasis treatment - medication administered orally or by injection. Systemic treatment of psoriasis drug Advances in the treatment of psoriasis  Advances in the treatment of psoriasis
   It is aimed at suppressing the mechanisms of disease. For this purpose, administered vitamin therapy, glucocorticoid hormones (prednisone, dexamethasone), cytostatics (methotrexate, tacrolimus), and drugs based on vitamins A and D. It new generations of drugs are selective (selective effect) immunomodulators providing corrective action on the modified parts of immunity (efalizumab, infliximab, and others).

By the modern methods of treatment of plaque psoriasis are physical therapy techniques using ultraviolet light (phototherapy and photochemotherapy).

Plaque psoriasis requires long-term treatment and constant supervision of a dermatologist.

Galina Romanenko

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