Acne, acne and rashes of acne are characteristic not only for teenage skin. According to statistics, about 40% of people over 20 suffer from periodic inflammation and are owners acne prone skin and annoyance. You, too, are among them, if from time to time you notice that:
- The skin has an uneven surface.
- Oily sheen is often present (increased sebum secretion)
- Pores are widened and black spots are clearly visible.
- Sometimes areas of peeling and redness appear on the skin
- Periodically (especially when changing the setting and after the festive feasts), acne and irritation appear.
Acne-prone skin care
If you carefully and regularly care for problem skin prone to irritation and rashes of acne, this may well protect you from the formation of new inflammations. Acne, acne or redness simply will not appear if you follow the simple rules:
- Girls: wherever you are and no matter how tired you are, always do a thorough make-up remover before going to bed. Any cosmetics, such as “decoration”, and care products should be from the category “for oily skin”.
- In the summer, wipe your face with antibacterial wipes during the day. And without the need, do not touch the face with your hands - this can cause instant rashes of acne.
- The temperature of the water when washing should not be higher than 36 degrees. In hot water, the sebaceous glands begin to work intensely, and the pores expand even more, which does not benefit the skin prone to acne and acne.
- It is necessary to regularly conduct professional facial cleansing by an experienced cosmetologist. He will schedule an appointment for you, depending on the symptoms of acne on your skin at the moment. What ends with independent cleansing - picking on the face, squeezing blackheads, wiping with alcohol tonics and colognes - many know firsthand: rashes are aggravated, acne and acne become more. “Digging” on the face, you simply transfer bacteria from one area of the skin to another, which only provokes the inflammatory process.
- If the symptoms of acne are “on the face” and you have oily hair, you should wash them with special shampoo at least once every three days and wear hairstyles in which hair will not cover your forehead and temples.
Almost every teenager knows how comfortable it is to live with inflammation on the face or body. Adults with problematic skin run the risk of feeling teenagers again if they ignore the rules listed. Conversely, if they are followed, it is likely that no one will ever notice that you actually have problem skin.
Causes of exacerbation of rashes in the summer and ways to combat acne
Natalina Kalashnikova, dermatocosmetologist and research director at LINLINE Clinic Network, explains why acne can occur in summer even for those who are not prone to acne and acne, and how to deal with this problem.
Causes of Acne
Unfortunately, it is a very common misconception that exposure to the sun helps to get rid of rashes, dry out and make the skin cleaner. This is not true. On hot and serene summer days, the risk of exacerbation of various rashes sharply increases. Pimples can appear even in those who are not prone to acne or acne. And there are several reasons for this:
- Increased sweat secretion: when the skin sweats, it becomes more vulnerable, more dust and dirt “sticks” to wet skin, in addition, wet areas are quickly damaged by friction (hands or clothes). The micro-wounds that form on wet skin are like gates deep into microbes and bacteria that adhere to dust. Also, when dry, sweat leaves behind particles of salt, which lead to irritation.
- Toxic load on the skin: in the city on the street it’s hot and stuffy, there is no wind, so smog and various harmful impurities accumulate in the atmosphere. In an invisible layer, they cover our skin from the outside and is sometimes there all day. Such prolonged contamination gives an additional toxic load on the skin (in addition, the substances that make up smog can enter into chemical reactions on the skin), which provokes rashes.
- Sun: increased ultraviolet radiation reduces skin immunity, it is easier for various bacteria and microorganisms to provoke rashes. There is a very dangerous belief that tanning can reduce the number of pimples. In fact, this is not so. At first, it is quite possible that after exposure to the sun, the rashes will dry out and visually they will become smaller. But then, the action of solar radiation will reduce immunity and inflammation will return back with tripled strength. Moreover, there is such a kind of disease, which is called - “sun acne”. Then inflammation appears after exposure to the sun.
How to prevent acne
To prevent the appearance of unwanted elements on the face, proper care will help:
- Prevention measures clearly include daily sunscreen creams. They significantly reduce the negative impact of solar radiation on the skin.
- Proper cleansing is also needed. When the skin sweats or in the street stuffiness and smog, cleansing should be not only in the evening, but also in the middle of the day. During the day, wipe your face several times with a cotton pad moistened with tonic or thermal water. These products will wash away salt, sweat and smog particles well. After that, apply cream with SPF to the skin.
- Morning and evening cleansing also needs to be enhanced with tonics and moisturizing ingredients. These products are used after washing and before applying day / night cream.
- In the summer, exclude scrubbing agents from your home cosmetic bag, they give additional damage.
If the "terrible" has already happened and every day there are more rashes, it is necessary to consult a specialist. Self-medication in this case is dangerous: on the face, bumps similar to craters (post-acne) and even age spots can remain.
Most often, the problem of pimples is solved with the help of products containing acids - but in summer they can not be used. Therefore, with an exacerbation, the doctor is likely to recommend special laser treatment for acne. During the procedure, the rash area is treated with a special laser, which removes dead skin particles and impurities, clogging the pores, and also destroys microorganisms that affect the sebaceous glands (it has antibacterial properties). The laser also stimulates the influx of immunocompetent cells into the focus of inflammation, that is, it enhances immunity locally and inflammation resolves quickly. Laser treatment helps to regulate the production of sebum and is the prevention of complications in the form of scars and cyanotic spots.