The abundance of resources for the treatment of acne and a variety of procedures may cause confusion in any person, faced with such a problem like acne. With an abundance of offers and diverse, and often contradictory, information on how to treat acne
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It is not surprising that many people make mistakes in the treatment of acne, which, despite the best of intentions can lead to a deterioration of the skin problem.
Error №1: Interruption of treatment ahead of time
Skin fairly slow to respond to treatment. Even if acne and acne appeared quickly, almost overnight, to treat them takes time. The first results of the use of any means of acne usually become apparent within the period of two to six weeks. Experts recommend using your chosen (or doctor) product for the treatment of acne for at least one month, and continue to use it if you notice even a slight improvement. If there is no improvement, you can search for other means.
Sometimes, in the first weeks of treatment, patients experience mild skin irritation. It is not an infection or an allergy - it is a normal sign of deterioration that often occurs before the improvement. This period just need to wait. However, severe skin irritation should discontinue treatment and seek medical advice.
Error №2: Using too many products for the treatment of both
Many people are not waiting for the results of a new cream or ointment a few days after the start of treatment, start using another cream, often applied to them directly at each other
. What is the result? Firstly, people did not see the result of action of the product, which he "rejected" when a few days after the beginning of its use of the skin does not become perfectly clean
. Secondly, different products ingredients may react with each other, due to which the formation of new compounds, which sometimes cause severe irritation
. In some cases, this leads to serious damage to the skin - sometimes acne becomes more appear on the skin pigment spots or scars are formed
. Anyone who is taken to treat acne yourself, you need to remember that the skin - this is not the place where you can freely mix chemicals - especially if you do not know exactly how they interact with each other
. Even in laboratories such experiments do not always end well
Error №3: Abuse scrubs and too intense cleansing
Frequent use of scrubs can exacerbate the symptoms of acne as scrubs destroy the natural protective barrier of the skin, which often causes more active growth of bacteria, and can cause irritation and inflammation. People with problem skin scrubs should be used no more than once a week. Furthermore, it is necessary to choose scrubs, abrasive particles which do not have sharp corners that will damage the skin. For daily washing, use a mild detergent that does not cause irritation, dry skin, and do not violate the acid-alkaline balance. It is important to thoroughly rinse cleansers, and do not use them more than twice a day. Too frequent washing your skin will not bring nothing but more problems. Acne does not appear due to dirt - otherwise the most likely problem areas would have legs.
Error №4: Choosing the wrong products for problem skin
Aggressive cleaning agents, alkaline soaps, lotions containing alcohol - all of this instead of the expected results may lead to new spots. Dermatologists recommend that patients with skin problems only select nekomedogennuyu cosmetics. Such cosmetics does not contain substances that are normally clog the pores in people suffering from acne. Some cosmetic ingredients particularly undesirable for problem skin, among them - isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate, butyl stearate, isopropyl isostearate, decyl oleate, isostearyl neopentanoate, isocetyl stearate, cocoa butter, acetylated lanolin. Moreover, almost any oil cosmetic composition may lead to the formation of new pimples and blackheads.
Error №5: Squeezing pimples
Squeezing pimples slows down the healing process and increases the likelihood of scarring. Furthermore, when pus, which contains the bacterium enters the skin, it may cause new spots. This is known to all, but many people continue to squeeze pimples, and this habit is prevalent not only among teenagers but also adults. People tend to several times a day seen in the mirror of the most problematic areas of the skin, and the temptation to squeeze a pimple sometimes becomes too high. The result is predictable - a pimple becomes even larger and more prominent, but the next time resist the temptation to be too difficult. What to do? Do not try to discover their own shortcomings in the mirror and realize that, squeezing a pimple, you injure your own skin, and open the way to the organism to various infections.
Error №6: Late appeal to a dermatologist
A dermatologist should be treated when you are unhappy with the condition of their skin, or at least when you notice that pimples and blackheads begin to affect your self-esteem, they become painful scars remain after them, and if non-prescription remedies for acne
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It does not help. Specialists may prescribe more powerful drugs, such as topical retinoids or antibiotics. In addition, they may recommend certain procedures used to treat acne, such as laser therapy, phototherapy
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Or chemical peel. Finally, without the help of a specialist is not always possible to determine the real cause of their problems. In some cases, people are confused with acne disorders as rosacea, and years of use for the treatment of acne and acne scars - of course, to no avail. So do not delay a visit to a dermatologist.
Error №7: Improper use of prescription drugs for the treatment of acne
It is important that patients used prescription drugs to treat their acne
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in strict accordance with the doctor's recommendation. Some of them believe that if they use more frequently, or use it in more than the recommended amount, it will help get rid of acne. In fact, it can only lead to skin irritation and dryness.
In general, any violation of the rules of treatment slows down the healing process. The success of therapy is largely dependent on how well the patient complies with a doctor's prescription. Many people are starting to use their prescribed medications less necessary, if not notice improvements within a few weeks - this is the result of decreased motivation. However, dermatologists remind us that in the treatment of acne can not be immediate results.
Another common mistake - the application of topical drugs only on the pimples. In fact, lotions, ointments and gels should be applied to all areas of the skin that usually appear rash. Otherwise, the areas where the drug has not got to be free to appear new pimples, and the patient decides that your doctor has prescribed him the wrong treatment.
Error №8: cessation of treatment as soon as there was an improvement
After spots had disappeared, the treatment should be stopped gradually using medicine fewer and smaller doses. For example, if during the course of treatment you use any ointment twice a day, start to use it once a day, and then - in a day, then - twice a week, and about a month completely interrupt treatment. Upon abrupt cessation of treatment of acne often returns in about 4-6 weeks - in about the same period, which is required in order to cure acne and acne.
For preventive treatment for most patients come several times a week to use OTC medications for the treatment of acne - Failure to do so will lead to a deterioration of the skin, and as a result may need a second course of treatment.