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Teenage Acne – the emotional toil

As a parent you worry about every aspect of your teenager’s life, from their safety and security to their physical and emotional state. During high school teenagers start coming into their personalities and define who they are and what they stand for. It is during this stage of life they are exposed to multiple pressures. They suffer under pressure to perform academically, pressure to perform in the sports arena as well as pressure of trying to fit in and look the part. Peer pressure and bullying are major concerns during this time and many children who are physically or socially different from others may be targeted.

Acne affects approximately 85% of the teenager population (between the ages of 12-25). Taking into consideration that so many people are affected by acne there should be a supportive environment for people suffering from this condition. Unfortunately this is not the case and bullying, teasing and social stigma are the common realities in schools. Acne can significantly a person’s confidence and self-esteem resulting in them being withdrawn or insecure. The severity of the acne does not necessarily directly relate to insecurity of the person. Even an individual who suffers from mild to moderate acne can be affected psychologically and in severe cases low self-esteem can even lead to depression.

Acne is an easily treatable condition and parents should take the necessary steps to reduce acne before it can affect their child’s confidence. Patients can use over the counter medication or even prescription medication to reduce symptoms. Dermalex Acne is an over the counter topical medication that has proven to reduce mild to moderate papules by 52%. Dermalex Acne forms an antiseptic shield on the skin to reduce p.acne bacterial growth; one of the major causes of acne formation. It also contains soothing and calming ingredients that help control the oil production, reduce the redness and soothe the skin.

Find Dermalex Acne Dis-Chem, Clicks and all leading independent pharmacies.

 

Reference List

http://www.nveee.org/statistics/

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne.html

http://www.dermalex.co.za/

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/29/acne.depression/

http://www.dermnetnz.org/acne/acne-psychological-effects.html

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Stress causing the rise in Adult acne?

Triggered by hormones, acne can occur at any stage in our lives. One of the primary aggravating factor leading to adult acne is chronic stress. We all know that acute stress can cause a breakout from time to time. But chronic, continual stress increases hormone levels, which can lead to an increase in oil production.

Adult acne can be aggravated by internal and external factors. Internally, the psychological effects of adult acne can contribute to continued flare-ups and breakouts. When adults are frustrated by the signs of acne on their skin, it causes additional emotional stress, which contributes to a continued increase in excess activity of the sebaceous glands and leads to the continued cycle of breakouts (and the need to “pick” or “squeeze” breakouts places even more acne-causing bacteria on the skin).

dernalex_acneSome dermatologists choose to place female clients suffering with adult acne on oral contraceptives. Oral contraceptives contain estrogen and progestin, which can help decrease the androgen activity responsible for adult acne. While often effective, this does leave clients open to the side effects that accompany oral contraceptives ie sun sensitivity hyper-pigmentation

Try new Dermalex ACNE, and see significant improvement within 1 month. Dermalex is as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5% (in vitro) but safe to use in the sun.

References:

http://www.dermalinstitute.com/us/library/13_article_Why_is_Adult_Acne_on_the_Rise_.html

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Baby Bath Time

Bathing can be a glorious but challenging time for moms who have children with eczema 

 

You want your child to be happy and playful but their skin raw & inflamed
Here are some suggestions to help make bathing a baby with eczema easier and less painful:

 

It is suggested that a baby / child with eczema should never spend more than 10 minutes in the bath, as this strips away the already limited moisture in the skin.

The water should be warm, never hot

Limit the use of soap as much as possible, and rather use a soap substitute, which works just as well, even if there are no bubbles and lather.

Opt for a hypo-allergenic body wash if possible

Try and avoid scented products, as the fragrance may be an irritant

Always pat baby’s skin dry, don’t rub

**It’s will also pay to monitor detergents used on baby’s clothes, as it’s been known to cause irritation and eczema on baby skin.

Dermalex Eczema Children box & tube
 


Apply moisturiser (or Dermalex for Babies and Children for the best results) on damp skin, preferably within 3 minutes after bathing to lock in as much moisture as possible.

Try and do this twice daily

 

 

 

 

References

http://nationaleczema.org/eczema/child-eczema/infants-toddlers/