Acne can affect men and women of all ages and ethnicities. This skin problem often occurs at puberty and sometimes persists for many years. It can even persist or appear in adulthood! One in five women between the ages of 25 and 45 suffers from it. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions to counteract this uncomfortable condition head-on.
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What is acne?
Acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous follicles caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the epidermis. The glands can be clogged with impurities, skin layers or fatty secretions.
Pimples can then form and be infected with the bacteria Propionibacterium Acnes responsible for acne.
What are the causes of adult acne?
• Heredity: 50% of people affected are genetically predisposed to acne. In this case, you will need to choose an effective treatment to get rid of this hereditary condition.
• Hormonal fluctuations: Hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy, menstruation and menopause contribute greatly to the onset of acne. Oral contraceptives are sometimes prescribed to women who suffer from them because they contain progestin and estrogen that can stabilize the hormonal fluctuations of the menstrual cycle.
• Taking or stopping a drug: stopping the birth control pill may be accompanied by more frequent acne breakouts, as well as the consumption of other types of medications, such as those based on lithium, anticoagulants and corticosteroids.
• Stress: Androgens are hormones produced by your body when it experiences moments of anxiety. By stimulating the glands that secrete oil and hair follicles, these hormones make you more prone to acne.
• The choice of your cosmetic products: The products necessary for the care of the face and the hair, as well as the makeup, can have an influence on the quality of your skin. It is therefore important to choose non-comedogenic products, designed so as not to clog the pores of the skin, like those of the Sothys range, for example. Active ingredients such as glycolic acid and zinc can help destroy the bacteria and improve healing.
• Consumption of certain types of food: know that the consumption of foods, often industrial, high in sugars and saturated fat, can increase insulin levels and thus inflammation of the skin. Indeed, these insulin spikes stimulate the production of sebum and clog pores, causing acne pimples.
• Environmental factors or behaviours, such as air pollution, not cleaning your sheets or clothes often enough, talking on the phone with your cheek glued to the screen where you put your fingers repeatedly without being washed hands etc. can contribute to acne breakouts.

Treatments :
Do not touch. Resist the urge to puncture, sting and touch your pimples and other acne spots, as it can worsen stains, prolong rashes, push pus and sebum deeper into the skin, and cause infection, crusts, scars, and discolor the skin in some places.

• Topical products :
Many topical products are sold over the counter, such as medicated soaps as well as ointments and salicylic acid-based cleansing solutions.
Requiring a prescription, medications may be antibiotics, such as erythromycin, which helps control inflammation, vitamin A derivatives (retinoids) or hormonal agents.
A good morning and evening routine… treat adult acne everyday.
We resist and we never touch the face. Yes it’s hard … But if we scratch, we risk making marks that, under the UV, will turn into brown spots or scars.
A anti-acne routine morning and night :

Sothys purifying foaming gel; Desquacream (deep cleanser with salicylic acid and rice grains), Glysalac Dermobooster Sothys (serum with salicylic and glycolic acid). Sothys Repair Cream is for oily skin with imperfections, Hydra-Matte Fluid- moisturizes the skin while mattifying it durably (with provitamin B5, B6, B3 and E), Absorbent Mask – once a week as needed.
In the evening, a concentrated AHA serum (Glysalac Dermobooster Sothys) is applied to the usual eruption area. Twice a week, at night: a scrub enriched with anti-inflammatory agents and “liberating” active ingredients, such as glycolic or lactic acids.
The goal: to prevent thickening of the skin and to release the sebum plugs gently.

Professional Care: Glycolic Peeling, Resurfacing Peeling Sothys, Corrective Care, Microdermabrasion,Oxygen infusion Therapy-Clarity.

• The pulsed light (IPL)
Able to treat the visible signs of mild, hormonal and severe acne, pulsed light at a precise wavelength releases a safe therapeutic action. It is a healthy alternative to medication that acts on both inflammation, nodules and the acne bacteria itself. About 4 sessions due once every 2 weeks are expected to control the outbreaks of pimples.
• The exfoliations
By chemically exfoliating the skin using a glycolic peel or mechanically by microdermabrasion, you eliminate a layer of dead cells and clear the pores. Your skin thus regenerates more easily and allows better absorption of topical products.

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