Yago School Nurse advice on acne prevention

by | Aug 18, 2021 | Yago School

Yago School Nurse advice on acne prevention

From the Yago School infirmary, we make frequent recommendations to take care of the health of our children and adolescents. From the hand of Redvital Salud medical service, our nurse Ms. Monica offers tips to promote healthy lifestyle habits that will keep us healthy for many years. 

With the arrival of summer, we sweat more and the dreaded acne often appears in adolescents. 

Acne is a very important health problem at this stage because, although it is not a serious disease, it nevertheless has a great psychosocial impact because of the way it affects aesthetics, both due to the presence of inflammatory lesions and the scarring that can remain. 

Here are some tips for the prevention of acne that our school Ms. Monica offers you. 

ACNE IN ADOLESCENCE 

Yago School Nurse advice on acne prevention

Acne is a skin disorder that manifests itself through different types of bumps. 

It is very common in adolescence and it is important to know about it and how to take care of it. 

WHAT CAUSES ACNE? 

Yago School Nurse advice on acne prevention

The skin is covered by small holes called hair follicles or pores. These pores contain sebaceous glands (also called oil glands) that produce sebum, an oil that moisturizes the hair and skin. 

Normally these glands produce the right amount of sebum and the pores are fine, but sometimes a large amount of sebum, dead skin cells, and germs called bacteria clog the pores, which can cause acne. 

WHO DOES IT AFFECT? 

Acne is one of the most frequent skin pathologies, and is especially characteristic of adolescence and youth, affecting almost 75% of the population between 13 and 18 years of age. 

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO CONTROL ACNE? 

To help with the buildup of oil that can lead to acne, wash your face twice a day with warm water and a mild soap or skin cleansing cream. 

Don’t scrub your face hard. 

If you use makeup, make sure it says “oil-free,” “non-comedogenic” or “acne-free” on the label. 

When you wash your face, take plenty of time to remove all your makeup. 

If you use hairspray or hair gel, try to keep it away from your face when you apply it, as it can clog pores. 

If you have long hair that touches your face, keep it away from your face and wash it frequently to reduce oil buildup. 

Caps and other hats can cause pimples along the scalp. Avoid wearing them if you think they are making your acne worse. 

Wash your face after exercising and sweating a lot. 

Try not to touch your face. 

If your acne is moderate or severe, consult your doctor or dermatologist for information on available treatments (topical, systemic, etc.).