Persistence is needed
Acne vulgaris is not only a problem during puberty. Also over 10 percent of adults are discomforted with inflamed pimples.
Impure skin does not necessarily mean that it is acne. Therefore, a visit to a pharmacy should be the first step to clarify if these inflammatory skin changes are in fact symptoms of an acne vulgaris.
As most people are sensitive about their skin problem, pharmacy technicians’ and the pharmacist’s consultation needs to be conducted gently. They must not play down even mild forms of the ailment, as the degree of the psychological strain on the afflicted does not necessarily depend on how severe the skin appearance is.
In more than half the cases, over the counter topical remedies from the chemist will help. Preparations containing benzoyl peroxide have proven to be very effective. However, the treatment can only be successful in the long run, if the affected persons can muster the necessary patience. Basically applies: acne is persistent, and the afflicted must be just as persistent.
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|ausbleichen||bleach out, discolour|
|Dosis steigern||increase the dose|
|großflächig||extensive, on the entire area|
|langfristig||long-term, over a long time|
|seifenfreies Syndet||soap-free syndet|
|UV-Strahlung||ultraviolet (UV) rays|
|Waschlappen||flannel, face cloth|
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