Almost all teenagers, and often the problem continues into adulthood, have to deal with acne. Now beating this problem is easier. Here are a few tips, because Dermacosmesi cares about the beauty and care of your skin.
What is acne
Acne is a disease caused by inflammation of the hair follicle and sebaceous gland.
The inflammation results in the formation of bacteria that proliferate inside the follicle, thus creating the pimple. These often become large enough to be called cysts.
THE AREAS MOST AFFECTED
When one speaks of acne, one thinks that only the face is the most affected area: in reality, it is found all over the body.
The areas of the body most affected are the face, shoulders and chest.
AREAS WITH SEBACEOUS GLANDS ARE MOST AT RISK
The areas most affected are rich in sebaceous glandsThe
areas affected are particularly rich in sebaceous glands, which is why they are most at risk. Teenagers frequently manifest this problem because they are subject to hormonal changes that lead to an increased production of sebum, which cannot escape and consequently gets stuck inside the pores. This is where real hotbeds are created, also because in the meantime dead cells also accumulate and clog the pores. The situation is also made worse by stress, which is often caused by the very presence of annoying pimples. Normally, with the passage of time, i.e. after the phase in which there are considerable hormonal changes, acne tends to disappear on its own, but it is obvious that when it becomes significant, the risk of scarring is high, and there can also be embarrassment as well as discomfort due to itching. In severe cases, oral or topical medication may also be prescribed.
Acne manifests itself in many different ways: let’s discover them together There
are different types of acne depending on the severity with which it manifests itself:
- comedonic acne or mild acne
- Papulopustular acne or moderate acne
- acne conglobata or severe acne
COMEDO ACNE OR MILD ACNE
Acne with small pimples and blackheads on the skin of the face
Depending on the severity of the problem, acne is classified as comedonic acne with small pimples and blackheads present mainly on the face. This is also referred to as mild acne.
PAPULOPUSTULAR ACNE OR ACNE OF MODERATE GRADES
Hormonal imbalances in both adolescence and adulthood are
the major cause of this type of acne Papulopustular acne is considered moderate grade and includes the formation of papules and pustules with skin that appears inflamed and red. Also in this case, the face is mainly involved. This form can also affect adults, especially in the case of hormonal imbalances. It can leave scars and dark spots.
ACNE CONGLOBATA OR SEVERE ACNE
Blemishes, papules and cysts for acne that is more difficult to remove Congealed acne
is called severe acne, and manifests itself with pustules and papules numerous to the point of clustering to form cysts.
Papules are also present on the neck and back, in which case the risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation is very high. Finally, there is acne fulminans, which is fortunately very rare. The peculiarity of this form is that it often breaks out in adulthood, between the ages of 18 and 22, and is due to an adverse reaction to isotretinoin, which is used in the pharmacological treatment of severe acne.
How to fight acne and what weapons are at our disposal
In most cases, acne is fought through a few simple moves that can help improve the condition.
Use natural, non-aggressive products
Of utmost importance is cleansing of the face, which must be done with products that are effective so that the pores are not clogged, excess sebum comes out and consequently there is no bacterial proliferation within the follicle. Usually, specific cleansers are used with retonoids derived from vitamin A that prevent the pores from clogging. For those who use make-up, perhaps precisely to conceal pimples, it is very important to remove make-up every evening, so that the pores are not clogged and the skin can breathe, in this way cell regeneration is also reactivated. Cosmetics should be as oil-free as possible so that they do not clog the pores.
To prevent the appearance of pimples, it is also good to drink a lot to keep the body healthy and eliminate waste and toxins that make the situation worse.
Snail slime to combat acne: the active ingredients contained in snail slime promote cell regeneration and healing of the skin
For a shock action against acne, snail slime
can also be used. This is rich in vitamin A, which, as seen before, stimulates the production of retinoids that prevent clogged pores, but that’s not all.
Among the active ingredients present in snail slime is also glycolic acid, this has an essential function, in fact, it is a sebum-regulator, which means that it reduces the production of excess sebum without, however, limiting it to the point of losing its essential function, i.e. lubricating the skin and hair.
Glycolic acid is also important because it helps to lighten skin blemishes.
The peptides in products enriched with snail slime have an exfoliating effect, so that the skin is gently stripped of dead cells that clog the pores. Clean skin also means greater penetration of the active ingredients in cosmetics and thus an enhanced effect. The presence of allontoin has a soothing effect, but above all it promotes healing, which means that by using a cosmetic product containing snail slime, it is possible not only to effectively treat acne, but also to avoid the formation of scars that would scar the face and other affected areas for life.
The presence of antioxidants, such as vitamin E and A, helps the skin to regenerate and consequently speeds up the healing process from acne. When using sebum-regulating products there is always the risk that they are overly aggressive and therefore the skin tends to dry out and get irritated. This does not happen with snail slime products because they are rich in hyaluronic acid and collagen. They moisturise the skin and help to keep it moisturised for a long time; in fact, collagen has precisely the role of retaining moisture.
SNAIL SLIME SERUM
Use the serum with a high snail slime concentrate for an enhanced effect to be used instead of the snail slime and hyaluronic acid cream
On the market, snail slime products are available in different formats including cream and serum. The serum is usually preferred because it lacks the cream base, which could be oily and thus clog pores. The serum has the advantage of being a very concentrated product and therefore highly effective; just a few drops are enough to benefit the skin.