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Skin Conditions. Skin Conditions.

Acne

A skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.1 It is estimated to affect 9.4% of the global population.2 People of all ages can get acne, but it’s most common in teenagers. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.1

Acne
Symptoms

Acne signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity of the condition. It usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders.1

Non-inflammatory Acne

Inflammatory Acne

Factors

That May Worsen Acne1

Hormones

Certain medications

Diet

Stress

Hormones

Increased androgen hormones during puberty cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production.

Certain medications

Examples include drugs containing corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium.

Diet

Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including skim milk and carbohydrate-rich foods (i.e. bread, bagels and chips) may worsen acne. However, further study is needed to examine whether eating chocolate can really worsen acne symptoms.

Stress

Stress can make acne worse.

Acne Treatment

Acne medications work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection or reducing inflammation — which helps prevent scarring. With most prescription acne drugs, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. Often times, there is a treatment failure due to intolerable side effects (dryness, erythema, scaling and stinging).1

The South-East Asia Study Alliance (SASA) Guidelines highly recommends skincare supplementation like cleansing, moisturizing and UV protection to improve treatment success. It says that the use of dermocosmetic products that target various etiopathogenic factors will help augment the benefit of the conventional treatment and minimize its side effects. It also reduces the need for topical antibiotics.3

Explore the TDF® Oily and Acne Skin selection of advanced skincare, our lightweight and oil free products are designed to improve the appearance of oily and acne-prone skin by absorbing excess sebum to minimize shine, gently exfoliate and decongest pores, and fight acne-causing bacteria and inflammation. It helps clear current blemishes and prevent occurrence of flare-ups without over drying the skin.

This daily routine should also include an appropriate sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin such as the SPF30 UVA/UVB Sunscreen.