ADULT
ACNE

Acne can, and often does, continue long into our adult years. This can be hard to accept since many people believe that they should have “grown out of” pimples by their twenties, never mind their thirties, forties and beyond!

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OUR ANSWERS

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How can I get rid of post acne scars?

Post acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat. Certain in-office treatments can help such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser and microneedling. Ideally, post acne scars should be prevented from forming in the first place with suitable medications such as antibiotics or isotretinoin. Ask also your pharmasists about an expert daily skincare such as the EFFACLAR range.


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How can I get rid of acne?

Mild acne can be managed with the right dermocosmetic solutions. Gently cleanse skin twice daily with a micellar water or foaming cleansing gel. Follow with daily skincare with active ingredients like salicylic acid, niacinamide and piroctone olamine. If these measures are not enough, see your dermatologist to ask about medical treatments such as retinoids, antibiotics and isotretinoin.


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What causes acne?

In acne, an inbalance in hormones called androgens cause the sebaceous gland to produce lots of oil. The same hormones cause increased production of skin cells lining pores. Pores then get clogged with a mixture of cells and sebum, becoming a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria. This results in several types of pimple ranging from red spots to pustules or deep, painful cysts.


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How can I get rid of back acne?

Mild acne on the body can be managed with the right dermocosmetic solutions. Gently cleanse skin twice daily with a foaming cleansing gel. Follow with daily skincare with active ingredients like salicylic acid, niacinamide and piroctone olamine. If these measures are not enough, see your dermatologist to ask about medical treatments such as retinoids, antibiotics and isotretinoin.


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SUGAR CAN MAKE
ACNE WORSE.

TRUE

Recent studies haveshown that high Glycemic Index foods - the ones that cause blood sugar to spike- can make acne worse. We know it's easier said than done, but to keepyour skin happy, steer away from sweets, sugary drinks, and goodies made fromwhite flour and stick to high-fiber foods, like whole grains and pulses, instead.
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SQUEEZING A PIMPLE
WON'T DO YOU MUCH GOOD.

TRUE

Even if it seems like aquick fix, squeezing a pimple will actually make things worse for your acne-proneskin as it could actually damage the infected hair follicle and increaseinflammation. You could even introduce a new infection with your fingernails.So popping zits is a harmful habit and best avoided!
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CHOCOLATE IS BAD
FOR ANE-PRONE SKIN.

FALSE

There is no solid evidence that chocolate has any effect on acne, evenif everyone is different so acne could cause breakouts to some people. Darkchocolate is actually filled with skin-loving anti-oxidants!
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OILY FOODS
EQUALS OILY SKIN.

FALSE

Acommon acne myth is that grease on your plate translates to more oil in yourpores, but there is no direct link between the two. However, a diet rich insaturated fat can fuel micro-inflammation in all of the body's organs,including the skin. In short, bacon andchips won't cause acne, but moderation is the best policy for overall health.
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ADULT
ACNE

A range of studies has indicated that acne breakouts are on the rise in adults, with one US study reporting spot problems in up to 55% of adult women. It’s official: Adult acne is now the norm, rather than the exception.

In this section you will find the information you need to understand adult acne (in both men and women), as well as expert solutions to help you calm and clear blemishes.

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EFFACLAR DUO(+) has been shown to prevent premenstrual acne relapses in a clinical study versus placebo.

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Source: Clinical study by Prof. Dréno (Nantes, France) on 32 women, average age 25, twice daily application of Effaclar Duo (+) to the right hemi-face vs. placebo on the left hemi-face. Lesion counts over 2 successive cycles.

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READERS

The information displayed here is intended for general educational purposes only and should not in any case be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any medical question.