Can my diet affect my acne?
There is no scientific evidence to prove that your diet can cause or make your acne worse. However, some people find that certain foods can aggravate their acne such as chocolate and fatty foods. If you find certain foods can aggravate your acne, it is best to avoid these where possible. It is recommended to eat a well-balanced diet for general health and well-being.
How often should I wash my face?
It is recommended to wash your face twice daily with a mild cleanser and water. Avoid hard scrubbing as this can irritate your skin and aggravate your acne. For further information regarding specific cleansing products, it is best to speak with your pharmacist.
Does the sun help acne?
There is no scientific evidence to support the statement that exposure to sunlight improves acne. Exposure to sunlight prematurely ages the skin and increases your risk of skin cancer. While taking ISOTANE your skin may be more prone to sunburn. Avoid excessive sun exposure and sun beds. Apply a sunscreen while taking ISOTANE, 30+ and oil-free is the best option.
What type of disease is acne?
Acne is a cosmetic disease that is not life threatening. However, it can cause physical and psychological scars in some people.
At what age will my acne stop?
For most people, mild acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear or at least decrease by the age of 20. However, in some people with more severe acne, an improvement or disappearance of their symptoms may not be experienced until the age of 25. In a small number of people, acne can still be present at the age of 30 or 40.
Is acne caused by stress?
It is a common theory that stress is a cause of acne. Whilst there is evidence that stress can aggravate acne, there is no scientific evidence showing that stress can cause acne. However, many doctors may still ask their acne patients about stress levels.