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Moisturizers and Acne

Moisturizers form an important part of the acne treatment regime, especially as most active treatment has a DRYING effect on the skin.Topical Benzoyl peroxide, the retinoids and antibiotics all have a drying effect on the skin. However,moisturizers may have a COMEDOGENIC potential and need to be chosen with care.It is best to avoid OILY products and to look for oil-free, non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic products. Always try it out on a small area for a few days. A good,simple and cheap product is AQUEOUS CREAM.

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Sunscreens and Acne

It has been found that certain sunscreen products often have a comedogenic potential and that this can be made worse by exposure to sunlight. Some of the greasier products aggravate acne. If you are expecting your acne to improve when on a holiday in a sunny resort and don't achieve it, examine your sunscreen product. It is best to use an oil-free sunblock or a non-comedogenic foundation with a built in sunscreen.

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Cosmetics are a Necessity

Cosmetic products help to conceal acne lesions and microcomedones and form a very important part of the treatment of Acne in both men and women (in addition to a much needed psychological prop). Soaps,Scrubs,Masks,Sunscreens and Moisturizers are all important to the Acne sufferer.However,it has been known for a long time now that some cosmetic products may aggravate or even induce acne.

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Are cosmetics a hindrance in Acne?

You cannot be practically asked to avoid using make-up or other cosmetic products so the next best thing is to identify products that suit your skin and avoid those with a COMEDOGENIC or ACNEGENIC tendency.

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Comedogenicity and Acnegenicity

It is a well known fact that certain chemicals and other materials used in the manufacture of cosmetics can cause and aggravate existing ACNE.These substances are called “comedogenic” materials. However, since the end result is the production of an ACNE flare up, these substances are often described as “ACNEGENIC”. An acnegenic substance has the ability to cause and aggravate both COMEDONES and ACNE (pimples)

If you wish to avoid cosmetic products that may cause or aggravate ACNE

look out for any of the following ingredients on the list on any product label for acnegenic materials:

  • Butyl stearate
  • Cocoa butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Isopropyl isostearate
  • Isopropyl myristate
  • Isopropyl palmitate
  • Isostearic acid
  • Lanolin
  • Oleic acid
  • Oleyl alcohol
  • Octyl palmitate

Add Devina`s choice to
your skin care regime

Acne is best treated and prevented by addressing ALL the factors that lead to the formation of lesions. Therefore it is logical to combine treatment with products that address different causative factors(sebum, bacteria, dead skin).The action of each preparation will be ADDITIVE and lead to a more effective and faster result than can be achieved by a single product alone. It is usual to apply one product in the morning and a different one in the evening.However there are also products available that contain TWO of the active agents in the one application.All sufferers want instant results. You can help yourself by using this technique.

Complement, augment and enhance your existing acne treatment by taking advantage of the fact that by adding a product that addresses a different causative factor to your regime will enhance the existing treatment synergistically (An additive action) by producing FASTER and more EFFECTIVE results.Add DEVINA`S CHOICE peel-off face and body mask to your existing medical treatment for acne to enhance its effects.