Acne is predominantly a disease of the oil glands. The oil gland openings get blocked due to Change in the quality and consistency of the oil produced by our own sebaceous glands. This leads to the formation of whiteheads and blackheads. It is these whiteheads and blackheads, which serve as a perfect medium for growth of acne causing germs. Once the infection sets in we see the classical red pimples pustules and nodes of acne. These are the ones, which are notorious in leaving those brown or red marks and sometimes even scars that last for a very long time.
MySkinCare.in carries a range of anti-acne products right from anti- acne cleansers and Vitamin A creams to dermatologist prescribed tablets like Vitamin A, isotretinoin and antibiotic tablets. No matter how severe your acne is, MySkinCare.in will find a solution for you.
We offer a wide range of products to help manage acne. Most of the products that you will find on our platform are dermatologist prescribed products. Our dermatologists and therapists are always here to assist you with any queries that you may have.
FACTS ON TREATMENTS
Night treatment for acne prone skin.
- First thing to keep in mind is, treating the cause of acne is essential if treatment is to be effective.
- Managing your food right is extremely important. Excess of a high carb diet and dairy will aggravate acne.
- Avoiding excessively drying cleansers is another important factor as natural skin barrier disruption is a known aggravating factor for acne.
- Over enthusiastic use of Vitamins like B12 is sometimes known to aggravate acne in some patients.
- Anti-acne treatments can be very drying, so one must not hesitate from using balancing moisturizers.
- Sometimes an underlying yeast infection may aggravate acne, so it is not uncommon to be given a topical antifungal cream to manage the same.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best treatment for acne will depend on the severity of the acne. The treatment will vary as per the type of acne, which could range from small white heads and blackheads to cystic acne or big solitary nodules.
FOR MILD ACNE
1. Avene Clenance cleansing Gel: Use cleansing gel TWICE daily, once in the morning and once at night
2. Clenance Expert: Apply treatment serum to acne prone spots or whole face if desired-
Spot treatment with products like sesderma Acneses spot.
For more severe and frequent acne, a professional opinion is recommended
Post acne treatments with topical and oral medications can lead to tight and stretched skin. For such conditions, a number of formulations are available.
A daily ritual of cleansing the skin and removal of excess sebum is important so that the pores do not get blocked. A moisturizer is important so that the skin can maintain its natural skin barrier function and balance the pH of the skin. This barrier function is important so that we keep foreign particles at bay and the skin will remain supple and hydrated. It is essential that you use a non-comedogenic moisturizer as a cream too rich can clog the pores.
It is important that products target the various aspects of the cause of acne. We want to reduce the excessive oil production of the skin, exfoliate the skin and kill the bacteria that may be causing the inflammation.
Chemical exfoliants are preferred, as this is a much more gentle way of exfoliating the skin without causing physical trauma from beads and granules. Exfoliation lifts away the dead skin cells and prevents the pores from being blocked.
If you are on medication, it is essential that you check with a dermatologist before you use any type of exfoliants. Some of these can create severe irritation and dryness.
Choice of makeup should factor in the probable dryness that the anti-acne therapy will induce. So even if you have oily skin, some of your makeup may not spread evenly if the anti-acne medicines significantly reduce your skin oiliness.
You must choose makeup which is preferably either paraffin free or very low on it. Also look for makeup that claims it is non-comedogenic.
Isotretinoin was a wonder drug introduced in the 80’s for acne. It significantly reduces skin oiliness and has helped many acne patients, but this does not come without a significant load of side effects which need meticulous monitoring. We strongly recommend at MySkinCare not to abuse this medication on your own. This should always be taken in consultation with your dermatologist. Even though low doses are known to work very well, we must be very careful in using this medication as it has potent systemic side effects. It is known to cause depression and liver enzyme changes.
Managing inflammation of acne is important in reducing the chances of scarring. There are some ingredients which can be compounded to help you prevent acne scarring. In severe types of acne like nodular or nodulocystic acne, anti-inflammatory treatments orally may also be given.