All you ever wanted to know about skin and dermatological disorders.
Golden rules >  results
Some habits are essential in order to care for your skin and have a radiant complexion all year long.
Beautiful, healthy skin requires daily care, which will leave it softer, suppler and radiantly beautiful!
To avoid endangering your skin when in the sun, there are a few rules that must be followed.
Focus on... >  results
"My skin will no longer tolerate anything".
Summer light eruption is the most common of sun allergies. Triggered by UV rays ....
Eczema dermatitis is an increasingly common skin disorder. To reduce the number of outbreaks, avoid contact with allergens and regularly apply emollient creams.
3 questions to an expert >  results
Interview with a dermatologist who speaks about treating dry skin, particularly in winter.
Interview with a dermatologist who discusses different solutions for preventing summer light eruption.
Interview with a dermatologist who speaks about treating eczema dermatitis in children.
Testimonials >  results
Laura suffered from acne for several months. But with the support of her dermatologist she now has clear skin again.
Julie has always had sensitive skin. To soothe her skin and reduce its sensitivity she decided to consult a dermatologist.
When she was young, Alexandra had dry skin. She still does. Luckily, moisturising creams effectively restore comfort to her skin!
During her first pregnancy, Marie developed a pregnancy mask on her face... But not the second time. She explains why.
Mathilde, 29, has suffered from chronic summer light eruption since she was 18. Since she began using dermatological sun creams that filter UVB and UVA rays, she can finally enjoy the sun with peace of mind.
Key Figure >  results
Key Figure - 76% Is the proportion of teenagers ...
76% Is the proportion of teenagers who are affected by skin problems. They represent 70% of dermatologists’ acne patients.
Source : Quantitative La Roche-Posay survey among 118 dermatologists.
Key Figure - 20% Out of the total amount of water ...
20% Out of the total amount of water present in the human body, this is the percentage contained in the skin.
Key Figure - 70% Is the proportion of women ...
70% Is the proportion of women who say they have sensitive skin. Tightness, discomfort and redness are signs of sensitive skin on the face.
(Source : IPSOS Health & Beauty, figures in France taken from pharmacies in 2005)
Key Figure - 58% This is the percentage of eczema children ...
58% This is the percentage of eczema children who have problems sleeping.
Source : Clinical trial conducted on 209 children, ages 2 to 16, with light to moderate eczema dermatitis.
Key Figure - 50 to 75% This is the percentage of pregnant women ...
50 to 75% This is the percentage of pregnant women affected by chloasma, or pregnancy mask.
source : Roger D., Boudrie JL., Vaillant L. and Lorette G. Peau et grossesse ("Skin and Pregnancy"). Encycl Méd Chir (Editions Scientifiques et Médicales Elsevier ), Gynécologie/Obstétrique, 5-038-A-, 2000.
True or False ? >  results
A woman who did not get pigmentation marks during her first pregnancy is not at risk for her second pregnancy
All women are at risk for pigmentation marks and pregnancy mask, regardless of whether they had them during their first pregnancy.
Dermocorticoids are recommended for treating itchiness.
Creams that contain corticoids, called dermocorticoids, treat skin lesions as soon as they appear. In a remission phase, intensely moisturising emollient creams help restore the skin barrier and fight against cutaneous dryness.
It is normal to experience tight, pulling sensations after a shower
Dry skin feels tight, especially after a shower and particularly in regions with hard water. To minimize skin discomfort, we recommend that you use a gentle, soap-free cleanser and shower in lukewarm water.
Tight, pulling sensations are much more frequent during the winter.
Our skin tends to become drier during the cold months. As a result, pickling and tight, pulling sensations are more common during the winter. This is why it is important to effectively moisturise our skin when the temperatures are low. This is particularly true for our hands, which are increasingly exposed to the cold.
The sun cures acne
The sun is a false friend. In the summer, its slight anti-inflammatory effect temporarily improves the appearance of imperfections. Yet UV rays greatly stimulate sebum production and thicken the skin leading to blocked pores. In the autumn the opposite happens: the imperfections reappear in even greater numbers.
Dehydrated skin and dry skin mean the same thing
FALSE (and TRUE)
Dehydrated skin is skin that lacks water. Dry skin is skin that is lacking in lipids. However, some dry skins can also lack water and therefore be both dry and dehydrated.
Sensitive skin is allergenic skin
The hyper-reactivity of sensitive skin is not linked to an allergy but to an abnormal excitability of the skin’s nerve endings. It can be of environmental, vascular or contact origin or be linked to an atopic skin.