Acne vulgaris. Part I. Preventive actions and natural possibilities to relieve dermatosis
Halina Bojarowicz 1/, Karolina Kulka 2/, Jerzy Krysiński 1/
1/ Katedra Technologii Postaci Leku, Collegium Medicum im. Ludwika Rydygiera w Bydgoszczy Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
2/ absolwentka Wydziału Farmaceutycznego, Collegium Medicum im. Ludwika Rydygiera w Bydgoszczy Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases. The most cases of acne vulgaris are diagnosed during adolescence but some people over 40 still struggle with acne lesions. This dermatosis affects up to 9.4% of the Earth´s population. It shows the scale of the problem. Acne is manifested by the occurrence of characteristic skin lesions. Etiopathogenesis is complex and includes endogenous and exogenous factors. People with acne often experience internal discomfort. That is why acne is not only a cosmetic defect but has a psychosocial dimension. Preventive actions including proper diet, stress reduction, hygiene and skin care can be effective in alleviating acne. People experienced by this disease have a real impact on its course and skin condition. The aim is to present the influence of some exogenous factors on the course of acne. It pays attention to effectiveness of preventive actions too.
Key words: acne vulgaris, prevention, exogenous factors, diet, nettle, stress