The expert in moisture, Cetaphil held a week’s session of fun learning about keeping our skin healthy and moisturized. Yours truly was honored to be part of this campaign against skin irritations and diseases and we welcome Dra. Peachy on the third day as she impart with us the Advanced Skin Care for Acne-Prone Skin.
Dra. Peachy is also Chair of Department of Dermatology, Section Head of DermLaser and Phototherapy Center in Makati Medical Center and Vice-President to Philippine Dermatological Society Acne is defined as the most common cutaneous disorder of the pilosebaceous units affecting adolescents and young adults. It is a near universal cutaneous inflammatory diseas affecting more than 85% of adolescents worldwide.
Did you know? 5.4 Million Filipino teens and young adults are affected by acne.
Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety can impact the social lives and employment of affected individuals overall affecting the quality of life.
Did you know? Eating chocolate will not induce acne.
However, eating chocolate when you already have acne will worsen it. Milk consumption of more than 3 portions per week and ingestion of highly glycemic loads could potentially induce acne. Hence, decreasing milk and high glydemic diet loads like pizza, burger and other oily western food reduces acne lesion counts.
Did you know? Stress can make you pop a zit.
And patients with acne are under increased cutaneous and systemic oxidative stress which led to higher levels of serum malondialdehyde. What’s more? Increasing BMI also means increasing risk of acne especially in females. Even if you happen to be a chocolate hater (which is a rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you hate pizza (which is also rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you also happen to have no stress (which is I’m sure non-existent in this world), you still had a chance of having acne due to your ancestors; hereditary factor also contributes to the inhibition of metalloproteinase genotype that could (starting adolescence) trigger and increase tendency to develop acne.
Did you know? Most employers hire non-acne applicants over their acne-prone counterparts.
Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety that can impact the social lives and employment of individuals overall affecting the quality of life.
Did you know? At age 16-17, 95-100% of adolescent boys and 83-85% of adolescent girls are affected by acne.
It continues to be one of the most common skin disease treated in routine dermatologic care.
Did you know? In the Philippines, 5.4 million Filipinos, teens and young adults are affected by acne.
What’s more is that it remains one of the top 10 leading causes for visiting dermatologists in the country and among PDS dermatologists, 50% of weekly dermatologic consultations are acne related.
There are actually four central factors involved to make a person acne-prone.
1 Follicular hyperkeratinization
2 Increased sebum production
3 Propionibacterium acne within the follicle
These acne and acne-probe patients usually tends to adhere to recommendations very poorly, other than lack of improvement, previous systematic therapy and lack of knowledge about the treatment, most common reason is the presence of side effects like peeling, dryness and photosensitivity. Basically, it’s skin irritation at the start of the treatment, lag time to effect and complex treatment regimens.
Good thing there is Cetaphil!
One of the most effective way in promoting adherence to dermatologist’s recommendations is by use of skin care and cosmetics such as Cetaphil moisturizer and Cetaphil cleanser as it minimizes the side effects of acne medications! Cetaphil products are effective in hydrating and repairing the skin barrier hence helping in reducing dryness and irritation. Now with Cetaphil sunscreen, Cetaphil line is now complete in protecting skin every day from environmental damages including harmful ultraviolet rays.
Cetaphil is non-comedogenic – Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which has a comedogenicity rating of 5/5 and Propylene Glycol with a rating of 4/5, although Propylene Glycol is not really comodogenic as it is often called as vehicle or carrier in comedogenicity tests, so how can Cetaphil be noncomedogenic? Grades 1-2 are non to mildly comedogenic, but 3 to 5 are significantly comedogenic. Cetaphil has an incredibly low concentration of Sdium Lauryl Sulfate hence the lack of foaming. In short, it won’t clog your pores.
Cetaphil is non-irritating – Cetaphil with all its mild ingredients will not cause inflammation and painful reaction to the skin.
Cetaphil is non-acnegenic – Cetaphil is a skin care line for sensitive or dry skin. It is non-acnegenic in a sense that it is formulated to be less likely to cause acne or make the condition even worse. Non-acnegenic products like Cetaphil do not contain oils, fragrance-free with no harsh ingredients that will irritate skin.
Cetaphil is hypoallergenic – Designed to lessen or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, Cetaphil’s mild ingredients has a relatively few or no potentially irritating factors.
(L-R) Jade Silva-Netto Panoc, Galderma Business Unit Head-Consumer; Catherine Palma-Dilanco, Senior Brand Manager; Dr. Peachy Lau, Speaker and Jasper Poblete, Brand Manager
Cetaphil is gentler than water with its 5.5pH level, hence, its no wonder that it is the most prescribed brand by Dermatologists and Pediatricians! Try Cetaphil and see the wonder behind the science of gentle!