UOne of the most unpleasant things is to sleep with clean, radiant skin and wake up with a giant spine on your face. And if it still hurts and swells, it's time to counterattack to reduce swelling and redness. “But you have to be careful because substances that dry the skin too much can ultimately worsen acne because of the rebound effect — compensating the body for removing oil and protecting the skin,” said dermatologist Dr. Jardis Volpe, member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. So what needs to be done?
Start with salicylic acid – If we are talking about an isolated spine, internal or red, without a known yellowish color (in this case we call pustules), then in emergency cases we can use salicylic acid. For a non-allergic patient: “Dissolve an aspirin tablet with a small amount of water until it forms a paste, and apply a cotton swab over the acne lesion, allowing it to act overnight. Acetylsalicylic acid is anti-inflammatory. “The next day, it is important to wear an oil-free sunscreen and continue to wash after waking up,” he says.
Allow swelling – “We indicate the use of ice wrapped in cloth or small ice packs for a few minutes. Ice has an anti-inflammatory effect and quickly causes swelling of the spine, ”he says. This can be done three times in one hour at a 10-minute interval.
Kill bacteria – Soon after, you need to act to attack the bacteria. In this case, the substance that can be used is benzoyl peroxide, which destroys acne-causing bacteria that enter the follicle, causing inflammation. “To avoid irritation, be sure to first prepare the skin with a light moisturizer, and then treat the cyst with a thin layer of benzoyl peroxide,” he says. “If you get a burn or burn while applying, you will know that it is very strong and you should wash it immediately,” he says.
Reduce redness – Here it is necessary to invest in products with a calming effect to help reduce redness. But pay attention to home remedies, such as eye drops: “Red eye drops contain vasoconstrictor agents that close the vessels, causing contraction and improving redness of the isolated spine. I usually do not recommend this, because these agents cause a great rebound effect, and redness can return, and the effect is temporary, "he warned
According to a dermatologist, especially after a week, an important warning comes to people who want to clean the spine and decide to “break it”: “It is not recommended to squeeze because it increases inflammation, increases redness and makes healing more difficult, with the result that spots and scars appear. For the spine, where you see the yellow spot, the advice is to make a compress with gauze and warm green tea for a defeat for a few minutes, 3 times a day, so that the spine itself can be depleted faster. ” In the development of acne, it is possible to use Phospholipid (Oral Oral) Caviar capsules to help control the process of inflammation.
In severe cases of acne with significant involvement and multiple permanent lesions, the dermatologist says it is necessary to use oral medications with antibiotics, corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs to control the infection and inflammation prescribed by the dermatologist.