Contrary to what is often thought, acne does not affect only adolescents. In France, acne of the adult woman is a frequent reason for dermatological consultation. Nearly 1 in 4 women between the ages of 25 and 45 would be affected by occasional acne. The lesions are generally much less numerous than those observed on the adolescents but they are in the form of nodules, the famous big red buttons. Their location is often on the lower face. Some pimples may also come punctually on the nose or forehead especially in women with mixed skin.
The causes of adult women's acne are multiple: hormones, stress, unsuitable care product, pollution peak, etc. But anyway this (or these) button (s) isolated (s) become immediately THE preoccupation n ° 1 to eradicate very quickly. Solutions exist to eliminate the button but also to prevent its appearance.
First, no dead end on the cleansing of the skin. This fundamental gesture prevents pimples and helps maintain healthier skin. It is important to use gentle cleansing care that can remove impurities without damaging the skin. Indeed, an attacked skin often defends itself by producing an excess of sebum which is itself a ground favorable to the appearance of the buttons.
The ideal is to alternate morning and evening between a foaming product that rinses with water and a no-rinse product such as cleansing milk or micellar water.
In times of stress, fatigue or hormonal variation (at the time of menses for example), I recommend a thorough cleansing with a scrubbing cream, a gentle exfoliant or purifying mask with white clay. They dislodge toxins and impurities from the pores of the skin and thus prevent the appearance of pimples.
During these same periods, the cures of fruit acids or AHA are very effective. They remove dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin and prevent sebum from flowing normally. When the sebum no longer flows, the skin tends to swell and blush before becoming infected locally. The famous button appears. Favor AHAs in the form of serums, more concentrated in active ingredients. In addition to their exfoliating properties, AHAs stimulate the renewal of the skin and strengthen its firmness. A real plus from 30 years old.
Citric acid is a well-known fruit acid for exfoliating, refining skin texture and reducing the size of enlarged pores. It can be used alone or in combination with other fruit acids such as lactic acid or glycolic acid. To use the evening only in cure of a few days to a few weeks. They act very quickly: visible results from the first day.
When a button appears, even if it is very tempting, it must be avoided at all costs to touch or pierce it. With age, the risk of leaving a stain or scar is greater. Moreover, it can also lead to superinfection: appearance of other buttons next to it, increase of its size …
The best is to apply locally a cleansing and purifying care that reduces redness and inflammation. Some assets have been proven: salicylic acid, zinc, propolis for example.
It is important to act as soon as possible, as soon as the button becomes visible. While waiting for the treatment to work, it is possible to hide the button by applying a concealer or tinted anti-imperfection treatment. Be sure to select a non-comedogenic formula that will not make the button worse! Cover with a mineral powder that will help to fix the tinted care.
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