Acne is one of the problems that our skin encounters and that causes us a lot of trouble. Characterized by the appearance of pimples (blackheads, red pimples, cysts), acne is often associated with adolescence, but this skin disease also affects adults, especially women. Often synonymous with a complex, these pimples can bury our morals in our socks. So how can we avoid acne? A few solutions exist to try to best prevent its appearance and limit it.
ACNE, WHAT'S THAT?
Acne is a skin disease that results in a very high production of sebum from the sebaceous glands. Sebum is an oily substance that acts as a protective barrier and keeps the skin hydrated. However, when its production is disrupted and generated in large quantities, the channel that allows sebum to reach the skin's surface becomes blocked, leaving an environment conducive to the spread of bacteria. Our skin reacts and it is then that blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, dilated pores and blackheads are formed. Acne is mainly present on the face, but it can also be found on the back, shoulders, chest or upper arms. Depending on its degree of severity, acne can lead to complications and require specific treatment.
WHERE DOES ACNE COME FROM?
Depending on our life cycle, our genetics or our lifestyle, acne may decide to appear unexpectedly ...
In the first few months after birth, babies can develop what is called "baby acne", which is pimples on the cheeks and forehead. These pimples form as a result of the mother's hormone intake at the end of pregnancy. They do not require treatment and resolve on their own.
Teenage acne is the most common form of acne and affects an average of 80% of young people. This acne corresponds to blackheads, microcysts or red pimples. The complete disappearance of blemishes can take a few years and can last into adulthood.
Women are more likely to develop acne in adulthood, especially around the age of 25 (although men are not spared either). This acne may be related to juvenile acne, menstrual hormones, pregnancy or taking hormonal contraceptives.
Other external factors can influence the appearance of acne or amplify it, such as stress, an unbalanced diet, sun exposure, the use of comedogenic cosmetic products, etc. Lately, wearing a mask can also cause acne. We then speak of "masked". In this case, it only takes a few small gestures to take care of the skin under the mask.
HOW TO AVOID ACNE: OUR ADVICE
Acne is influenced by factors that are difficult to control. Unfortunately, the magic formula to prevent it 100% and cure it in the blink of an eye does not yet exist. However, it is possible to limit its spread, reduce it and participate in its healing with simple methods that can be included in your routine.
A SKIN CARE ROUTINE ADAPTED TO LIMIT ACNE
Acneic skin needs attention and wants to be taken care of morning and night. We then opt for a 2-step skin care routine: make-up removal and skin cleansing. For make-up removal, choose an oil-type make-up remover solution that will gently dissolve your make-up. Akane make-upremover oil is perfectly suited to oily skin with a tendency to acne. It is composed of sunflower oil, a non-comedogenic vegetable oil for the skin, and it leaves no oily finish on the face.
Once your face is cleansed, the next step is to remove any persistent makeup residue and rid the skin of the last remaining impurities. Here, the choice of product is crucial for the well-being of your skin. Avoid aggressive cleansers, which would further weaken the skin and only boost sebum production. We turn to a gentle cleansing gel. This cleansing should be carried out morning and evening.
Your skin is now ready for good hydration! When choosing a cream, choose fluid and light textures that penetrate quickly into the skin. We go for a care with a natural composition, suitable for oily skin or a pharmaceutical care recommended by a dermatologist if you have severe acne.
The little extra to include in your beauty routine is our Green Cataplasm Mask. Enriched with green clay, tea tree extract and spirulina, it combines all the ingredients to detoxify the skin, cleanse it and eliminate excess sebum. Little by little, your skin regains health and balance.
Aloe vera, the ally of acne-prone skins
Aloe vera is a plant with multiple virtues. Its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties are ideal for limiting the spread of acne and preventing pimples. An ally of oily skin, this plant is also known for its strong moisturizing and sebum-regulating properties. Finally, it is healing and thus helps to gradually remove the marks left by pimples.