ask ko lang po if anu poba talaga ang gamot sa acne problems… nag pa derma na po ako 3x.. pero po yung acne nandun parin balik parin sya ng balik.. medyo may kamahalan din yung pag papaderma…
Acne or pimples happen when the tiny holes on the skin get clogged up by dirt, dust, dry skin, bacteria and oil.
It is common in teenagers. 3 out of 4 will have this problem. But it can also occur in adults.
Pimples can be triggered by hormonal changes related to menstrual periods, pregnancy, or stress. These changes can cause increased oil production from the skin’s glands.
Oily or sticky cosmetic and hair products can allow accumulation of more dirt and dust particles on the skin. Even our tropical island weather can be blamed due to high levels of humidity and sweating.
Foods like chocolate, mani, and oily foods DO NOT cause acne. Research does not confirm this idea.
Miss D, kung marami ka nang na-consult na derma at marami ka na ring ginastos para sa gamot, may I suggest you try hormonal therapy?
Sometimes the problem is not on the skin itself but in your hormone level causing excessive oil production.
Please read on my previous blog on “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”. It might be the cause of your acne.
Try cyproterone acetate. It is an anti-androgen hormone to decrease the stimulaton of the oil glands of the skin. This drug was actually first approved as a treatment for acne. But now, it is more commonly used as a combination in an oral contraceptive pill called Althea.
You may start taking Althea on the first day of your period. Take the tablet at the same time everyday for 21 days. Rest or take a pill-free break for 7 days, then start again a new box.
You will notice an improvement on your skin by the 2nd or 3rd box.
I hope this suggestion works.
Make sure to take a “before” and “after” photo to brag about it to your friends.