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September 20, 2021
We can all agree that Acne can be a very disheartening skin condition to deal with, constantly trying to find what’s working, and what’s not!
We are here to help you to better understand Acne and aid you in finding a treatment plan that works for you, because at Leahys Pharmacy, we really are there to care.
Some of these methods will work on some people, but the severity of the acne may impact on the efficacy of the methods taken, and individual cases have many other contributing factors, which means that it’s different for everyone
You might be surprised to find out that our skin is the largest organ in the body, and is essential for protecting our internal organs, bones and all of our muscles! Our skin is sometimes the first thing that people see and it can be a very painful experience growing up having to deal with acne, and the ramifications it can have on a person’s confidence and their opinion of themselves.
Acne is fairly common but can usually show up most commonly on the face, neck, back and shoulders.
Acne normally starts in the adolescent years when a hormone called androgen is produced at a faster rate than during childhood. This hormone stimulates production of an oily substance that sits on the skin called sebum, which after this, mixed with dead skin cells, can block pores and hair follicles and causes pressure to build up in this opening, which causes inflammation, or the “redness” of the acne spots, bacteria from spots which rupture can also exacerbate inflammation, other known causes of acne include:
Types of Acne include:
Before Starting Treatment
Over the counter medications could be all that is required, as the ingredients included in these products can reduce inflammation and helps to break down the black/whiteheads underneath the skin. Other advice to be taken on board includes:
For moderate acne, the following protocols could be followed:
Severe acne should be dealt with by a doctor, and may require surgery to reduce scarring or prevent scarring from cystic acne.
General tips for Acne
Acne is a painful experience for a lot of people, but is a completely normal response within the body to certain triggers and is usually effectively treatable very quickly, so make sure to look after your skin, it looks after you!
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