This skin disease is multi-dimensional and treatment compliance is a priority in the healing process, which means you need to follow your doctor’s advice to the letter, take some initiatives in parallel such as adopting an anti-blemish beauty routine and an anti-acne diet, and last but not least, don’t give up!

Strict compliance with your treatment, caution in the sun, patience and perseverance without touching your blemishes: here are some tips you can follow on a daily basis to get rid of your spots as quickly as possible.

You should be aware that acne treatments don’t work the first time they are applied so you need to be patient.

When in doubt, remember that you will see results quite quickly if you stick with your programme every day: cleansing tailored to acne-prone skin + medicated treatment in the morning and evening.

How long does it take for an acne treatment to start working? Depending on the person and the type of acne, a sharp improvement is generally observed after four to six weeks.

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It’s true that the sun may dry out your spots (anti-inflammatory effect) and hide your blemishes through tanning, making your skin look clearer and smoother.

But it will amplify your blemishes (or comedones) later by increasing the thickness of the horny layer, which promotes the retention of cells and sebum in the pilo-sebaceous follicle.

This increase in the number of comedones inevitably triggers significant break-outs as soon as your tan fades.

To avoid this rebound effect and keep unpleasant surprises from occurring when your holidays are over, protect your skin with a specific SPF 30 sun protection product. Opt for non-greasy sprays or fluid textures made for oily or acne-prone skin.

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The more you touch your spots, the more you will aggravate the inflammation (increase in the number and size of red spots), the more likely it is that these spots will become pustular (red spots with pus), and the higher the risk of scars appearing.

Sometimes all you need to do to reduce the severity of your blemishes is simply leave your skin alone.

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