Acne and pimples
Even if you wash your face with soap ten times a day, wipe it with alcohol and degreasing lotions, cleanse it with scrubs and systematically squeeze pimples, you will never get rid of acne. It is impossible to cure this plague, but it is possible to achieve long-term remission. And don’t believe “people who know” – it doesn’t go away with age. Until your skin ages, your acne won’t go away on its own.
“Maturing” acne during adolescence, when the ratio of male to female sex hormones changes. Predominantly between the ages of 11 and 13. The sebaceous glands begin to actively produce sebum. In most cases, a hereditary factor comes into play. Especially if your teenager’s skin is oily or combination.
Causes of acne and pimples
Under the influence of hormones sebaceous glands expand – pores appear on the skin. At the mouth of her duct is a rough layer of horny scales that “peel off” more quickly than usual. If it gets out of the immune system’s control, an inflammatory process develops. The microorganism feeds on glycerin of sebum, leaving after a satisfying meal «scrap» of free fatty acids, which disrupt the formation of horny scales in the sebaceous gland mouth, and make the manifestation of acne more pronounced. In contrast, the content of exogenous fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) decreases. “The skin becomes vulnerable – staphylococci, streptococci and other purulent infections easily settle in the sebaceous glands. When the “clogged” sebaceous gland is filled with sebum, a comedon is formed. If it does not come to the surface, the sebum “protrudes” in a white knot. If you get it, the fat is partially oxidized, it is mixed with melanin and other pigments, and the “tip” comedones blacken.
Dermatologists advise to fight acne in several stages. The first thing to do is to normalize the secretion of sebum. But don’t rush to “scrub” your face with a soapy sponge and cotton disks “infused” with alcohol. Do an experiment – “rinse” your skin with acetone. It’ll be as dry as parchment. After half an hour, the glands will actively produce sebum. There is more than enough fat in the ducts of the glands, and it cannot be taken out of there by any solvents. Another nuance – acetone destroys the thin layer of lipids that envelope the horny layer scales. It is these fat-like substances that keep the skin from drying out.” If acetone, soap or alcohol washes out the lipids, the skin will “wilt”. But acne will “bloom in full bloom.”
How to get rid of pimples and blackheads
To “dry” sebaceous glands will have to block the “miraculous transformation” of testosterone into the active hormone dihydrotestosterone – plant extracts, gamma-linolenic acid and zinc supplements. Then to fight the hyperkeratosis. NOT with scrubs – they scratch the skin like sandpaper! Squeeze out pimples is also not worth it – the walls of the sebaceous gland may rupture, and pus penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. “After a few days, a red spot will appear on that spot and subsequently an atrophic scar. If the acne is not treated, the tissue is scarred – you will have to conduct laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion or photo rejuvenation. Conclusion: “If you get pimples, go to the doctor. The beautician will perform a facial cleansing and prescribe the appropriate medication. Not the store-bought remedies – they are ineffective because they do not contain active ingredients in sufficient concentrations. Only professional cosmetics can help. Often “supported” by antibacterial agents. The barrier function of the skin will be restored by oils containing polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as blackcurrant oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, wheat germ oil, avocado oil, etc. д. Acne is a complex problem that requires external and internal intervention, so avoid stress and overwork. Do not abuse sweets and fatty foods. Do not use cheap decorative cosmetics (especially if you “occasionally” forget to wash them off at night) and greasy creams.
A few words about cosmetics. Synthetic emollients that “spy” scrubs, masks, lotions and tonics clog pores, creating the ideal breeding ground for comedones. This substance is added to cosmetic products so that the ingredients can be absorbed by the skin as much as possible. The skin condition improves within minutes – it becomes firm, soft and smooth to the touch. Of course, it’s only an illusion. By the way, the most harmful decorative cosmetics – lipstick and blush, and it is desirable for teenage girls to limit the lip gloss.
How do I treat acneiform demodicosis?
Demodicosis is a disease that is accompanied by an infestation of areas of the skin by a microscopic mite. This mite in medicine is called Demodex folliculorum, hence the name of the disease. In some people, this mite is a permanent resident of the body’s coverings and feeds on sloughing cells. But if the body, even a little bit weakened his vigilance, the mite quickly penetrates the deeper layers of the skin and cause an inflammatory process.
Demodicosis resembles acne or rosacea in its manifestations. Sometimes there is a combination of these conditions. This disease can start at any age, but often the disease occurs in youth, after emotional stress, during pregnancy, in adolescence. Many people think that they are just simple blackheads and expect them to go away on their own after puberty and have no idea how to treat demodicosis. However, if it is still him, there is no cure on your own. It simply moves slowly from one area of skin to another, while causing discomfort for both the woman and the man. If you squeeze out the blackheads, the infection will only get worse. In acneiform demodicosis, redness and flaking of the skin can also be observed. Diagnosis of this disease is very simple, for this purpose, spend only a scraping of the affected skin.
How do I treat acneiform demodicosis? Treatment must necessarily be comprehensive. First, all skin defenses need to be restored. Secondly, to restore the protective functions of the whole body. Thirdly, we need to suppress the tick’s vital functions. Only products for external treatment of skin areas should not be used for this purpose. It is obligatory to use together with external medicines also internal ones, which will treat from inside.
For external treatment, you can use remedies of folk medicine. For example, for one glass of boiling water put one tablespoon of juniper, previously ground in a coffee grinder. The resulting “elixir” insist for 4-6 hours, preferably in a sealed container and strain. Apply as lotions a couple of times a day. The procedure should last at least 15 minutes. Before the procedure, it is recommended to wipe the skin with an alcohol-based tincture of eucalyptus or marigold.