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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

About Acne ~ The French Beauty Solution

I am continuing my reading of  the French Beauty Solution and I am now in Chapter 6 which discusses "Taking Care of your Face and Neck". I got right into this chapter because it was so informative about skin descriptions.

One section that stuck out to me was the sipet about acne. It blasted away all the myths I was told in high school. Here is what is said....

"Acne is not caused by eating chocolate or french fries. That's a relief. But for women who suddenly develop acne as adults, it can be devastating to have such visible skin problems. Acne is an inflammatory disease that is caused by genetics, your fluctuating hormone levels, and the P. acnes bacteria. These hormonal changes affect how often your skin cells turn over; if they don't turn over as they should- becoming stickier and oilier instead- pores get clogged and pimples and blackheads form. 

It's not a good idea to treat acne yourself, especially if it suddenly develops, as this may be an indication of a hormonal imbalance that warrants medical attention from a physician, either your dermatologist or endocrinologist. Over the counter acne products are usually targeted to teens that tend to have oilier and less fragile skin than adults, and they can cause irritation and make your skin look even worse. Your dermatologist can devise the right treatment plan and check your hormone levels too".  ~Mathilde Thomas 

I thought this information was so fantastic and right on time. I have noticed some changes in my skin too. I would encourage any one to pick up this book. It is wonderful....

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