Professor Dr. Ayşe Serap Karadağ Acne Day, celebrated on March 29 this year, evaluates acne, the most common disease in adolescence.
Professor Dr. “Acne is a chronic inflammatory, recurrent disease of the sebaceous glands of the skin. Growth of sebaceous glands in the skin, differences in oil content, degradation of keratin, growth of bacteria in the skin flora and inflammation caused by them play a role,” said Karada. Adolescence: Acne is affected by many factors such as diet, environmental factors, application of face creams, make-up materials and stress. Its frequency is increasing in communities.
Consult a dermatologist for personalized treatment
Acne can be completely cured by treating a chronic and recurrent disease, said Professor. Dr. “Sometimes our patients seek different treatments without consulting a dermatologist, unfortunately they use the wrong creams and remedies in the name of herbal remedies recommended by hundreds of people who are not able to. It only costs money and time.” Acne treatment that is not recommended by the doctor, sold at a high price in the market, whose contents have not been tested, whose effectiveness has not been proven, both do not cure the disease and cause permanent problems in the future. Increases the risk of scarring. Acne treatment Patience is required. Treatment with unknown content which claims to cure the disease within a few days should not be believed.
The type and severity of acne seen in each is different. Your friend’s treatment may not be right for you. Acne treatment is planned based on the severity of the disease, its incidence, whether there are spots and age. You should consult a dermatologist for personalized treatment according to your skin type and acne. “
Severe acne causes permanent traces
Professor Dr. Montenegro says, “Acne scars tend to leave at an early age, have a serious course and affect the patient’s psyche. Medications prescribed by a doctor should be used ৷ these do not affect the acne ৷ the patient’s appearance but also the patient’s psyche.”
Acne treatment is very important. It is given for the treatment of the disease during the active period. In the absence of lesions, continuous treatment is done 2-3 days a week to prevent them from coming out. Also, it is sufficient to gently cleanse the face twice a day with soap-free syndetes or special cleansing solutions suitable for skin pH. Further cleansing dries the skin and stimulates oil secretion. After removing acne-prone skin oils with a cleanser, the skin should be moisturized with a moisturizer specially formulated for acne-prone skin that does not produce oil-free, comedones and does not block pores. Since some acne medications can dry out the skin and make it more sensitive, moisturizers need to be added. Lastly, sunscreen specially formulated for acne-prone skin should be used. The sun both makes the skin more sensitive and can trigger acne.
It should be noted that all skin products and make-up products are oil-free, water-based and non-comedogenic products designed specifically for acne-prone skin; Make-up should be removed before going to bed.
Pimples are caused by endocrine disruption
Professor Dr. “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that enter our bodies with food or things that we come into contact with in our daily lives and have been shown to cause hormonal effects in many diseases, including obesity, metabolic syndrome and even cancer.” There have been no human studies of the effects of other endocrine disruptors. However, in our recent study, we found that bisphenol A levels were much higher in acne patients than in healthy people. The results indicate that endocrine disruptors may play a role in acne formation and severity.
E.g. Some personal care and cosmetic products (shampoos, nail polishes, lipsticks, hair sprays, perfumes, sunscreens and moisturizers), carbs, plastic bottles and plastic products contain parabens, phthalates, bisphenol A and other substances. . These products, through direct contact with our skin, which is the largest organ in our body, and in frequent use, are absorbed from the skin and stimulate hormonal factors that play a role in acne formation and can lead to acne formation. Increases the release of sebaceous glands on the skin.
Must read product content
Professor Dr. Karadag continued his words: “To counteract the effects of the active substance on the skin;
– It is important to know what the endocrine disruptors are, to read the contents of the purchased product, from kitchen supplies to personal care products and to buy accordingly. Since there are many endocrine disruptors, help can be found by downloading the Barcode Reader mobile phone application to know the contents of the products used.
– We should be careful not to buy personal care products that are in direct contact with our skin and are used regularly, such as shampoos, toothpastes, sunscreens, which contain preservatives, parabens, paraffins, phthalates and bisphenol A.
– Fresh frozen, dried or seasonal fresh food should be preferred instead of canned or fast food food.
– Food should never be heated with combustible bags, plastic plates etc.
– Use of organic products instead of fruits and vegetables contaminated by pesticides and insecticides should be given priority.
Stay away from fatty foods
Professor Dr. “Excessive high glycemic index, fast food style, packaged industrial foods, fatty foods, chips and chocolate, milk and dairy foods should be avoided. Instead, low-fat, organic fruit and vegetable-based Mediterranean foods,” said Karadag. And probiotics should be preferred. Acne is chronic. It is a chronic disease that can last for years. Although treatment improves with treatment, it recurs after discontinuation of treatment. Therefore, creams recommended by dermatologists should be continued. 2 or 3 days a week after the treatment. Acne cream should be applied on the whole face so that the pre-formation of acne which is not visible on the surface of the skin is also being treated, “he said.