TEEN
ACNE

Most people associate acne with those “awkward” teenage years, when the body floods with hormones that cause the skin to produce excess oil. In boys this leads to shine, blackheads and inflamed blemishes, while in girls, the combination of puberty and the menstrual cycle often causes recurrent breakouts.

YOUR QUESTIONS
OUR ANSWERS

1 quote-marks

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.


Learn more

Was this helpful?

1 quote-marks

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.


Learn more

Was this helpful?

1 quote-marks

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.


Learn more

Was this helpful?

1 quote-marks

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.


Learn more

Was this helpful?

TRUE
OR FALSE

SUGAR CAN MAKE
ACNE WORSE.

TRUE

Recent studies have shown 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 keep your skin happy, steer away from sweets, sugary drinks, and goodies made from white flour and stick to high-fiber foods, like whole grains and pulses, instead.
Learn More

SQUEEZING A PIMPLE WON'T
DO YOU MUCH GOOD.

TRUE

Even if it seems like a quick fix, squeezing a pimple will actually make things worse for your acne-prone skin as it could actually damage the infected hair follicle and increase inflammation. You could even introduce a new infection with your fingernails. So popping zits is a harmful habit and best avoided!
Learn More

CHOCOLATE IS BAD
FOR ANE-PRONE SKIN.

FALSE

There is no solid evidence that chocolate has any effect on acne, even if everyone is different so acne could cause breakouts to some people. Dark chocolate is actually filled with skin-loving anti-oxidants!
Learn More

OILY FOODS
EQUALS OILY SKIN.

FALSE

A common acne myth is that grease on your plate translates to more oil in your pores, but there is no direct link between the two. However, a diet rich in saturated fat can fuel micro-inflammation in all of the body's organs, including the skin. In short, bacon and chips won't cause acne, but moderation is the best policy for overall health.
Learn More

Teen
Acne

Many teens try to camouflage their acne-prone skin with heavy, pore-clogging cosmetics, which only further exacerbates the problem. To prevent imperfections, using gentle cleansers skin and dermocosmetics with the right active ingredients is helpful at managing teen acne prone skin in many cases.

If the situation gets worse, your dermatologist will advise the right way to manage your acne-prone skin.

In this section, we’ll give you the low-down on teenage acne, from causes and symptoms to solutions and treatments. We’ll also offer lots of practical tips to quickly get you on the right track towards clear skin. You’ll also find an article explaining why many teen acne treatments seem to take time to work, and why “overnight cures” that you might find online are to be taken with a generous pinch of salt.

Did you
know?

DidYouKnow_Desktop_1

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

Learn More

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.

DEAR
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.