All posts tagged: doctor’s advice

Teenage Acne Today

1. Why do teenagers get acne? We’ve always thought that it’s because of the puberty hormones, but recently some cosmetologists have been rejecting this theory. What do you think? Dr Meder: It is impossible to deny the role of the hormone changes in the development of acne. It has been scientifically proven that adolescent acne is caused primarily by hormonal changes. The intensifying of the hormonal syntheses and the increase both in the skin’s sensitivity to androgens and in the amount of dihydrotestosterone in the skin enhance the production of sebum and cause the change in its properties, bringing about inflammatory elements in the skin. 2. This problem used to affect 13–14 year old boys and girls, but now we see them getting acne at 11 or 12. Why do you think that is? Dr Meder: Accelerated growth is not a myth—modern kids grow up faster and enter puberty sooner. 3. What kinds of acne are there? Dr Meder: This is a rather comprehensive topic. If we’re still talking about teenagers, modern classification goes as follows: …

Are Cleansing Brushes Safe for You?

  Face cleansing brushes are really good to remove a day’s makeup, dead cells, sebum and all environmental debris. The question is: how safe they are? The truth is then the brush cleansing can lead to couperosis (broken capillaries), irritation, redness, high sensitivity and dryness of the skin. Any exfoliation can occur this kind of problems, but the mechanical exfoliation (the case of brushing) is very special. 1. It is very easy to overuse the device. All skin therapists know very well, how powerful the brushing can be and used professional brushing devices with moderation, never more than 10-20 seconds on the one zone. Sometimes customers are obsessed about enlarged pores or black points and they were desperately trying to clean up the nose or T-zone by brushing the skin 5 minutes or more. They obtain the « feeling of cleanness » but the skin became red and irritated and very quickly it can turn out to couperosis and even to rosacea. 2. The constant exfoliation of the skin obviously destroys all barrier function and TEWL (TransEpidermal …