Favre-Racouchot syndrome is a benign dermatological condition that is associated with long-term sun exposure. The condition typically occurs on the face and can include obvious clusters of blackheads, wrinkles, and cysts. Since the condition most likely appears as you age, early sun protection is critical for preventing skin concerns later in life.
Minimize Sun Exposure
Using sun protectant factor (SPF) 30 or higher is the standard for reducing the harmful effects from the sun's rays. Your sunscreen should also be broad spectrum, meaning it protects against UVA and UVB rays. Although Favre-Racouchot can affect anyone, men should pay special attention to their skin care regimen. Many women wear makeup or otherwise engage in a skin care regimen that offers at least some sun protection.
Another increased risk for developing Favre-Racouchot is certain occupations. People who drive frequently, such as truck drivers, may be unaware of the amount of sunlight exposure they receive each day while driving long hours. Often, the left side of the face is more severely affected by Favre-Racouchot, most likely because this is the side that receives more sunlight as a driver. If you are in a profession where you drive frequently or sweat profusely, you may need to reapply your sunscreen more often.
Use Products With Antioxidants
Although antioxidants will not prevent or reverse all skin damage, they can help your skin repair itself from environmental damage. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is one such antioxidant that is found in many skin products. With regular use, ALA can help mitigate some of the harmful effects of the sun. ALA is usually found as a topical cream in many retail skin products. Although using products with antioxidants on your skin is important, what you put into your body can be equally helpful. Make sure your diet is sufficient in antioxidants or use supplements.
Seek Preventative Care
Most people only think about visiting a dermatologist when they develop a skin problem. Once a problem develops, it is not always easy or possible to correct. Ideally, you should make at least one appointment with a dermatologist to determine your skin needs and what you can do to minimize problems in the future. Since skin types and lifestyles are different, these variables will factor into the skin concerns you may encounter in the future and how your skin responds to different products. Your dermatologist can help you develop a preventative skin care regimen and guide you on which retail or prescription products would be appropriate for your skin type.
Although Favre-Racouchot syndrome does not have an adverse effects on your health, it can diminish your self-confidence. Fortunately, there are ways you can minimize skin damage, even if you are beginning to notice changes.Share
23 June 2016
When I started taking my skincare regimen more seriously, I started carefully evaluating my daily routine. I realized that I wasn't taking care of my skin like I should, so I met with a dermatologist to talk about the details. My skin doctor was incredibly kind and caring, and he did everything he could to explain what my skin needed. He started me on a skincare regimen that started that day, and I could tell that he was on to something. Within a few months, my skin looked clean, clear, and incredibly healthy. This blog is all about understanding dermatology concerns and knowing how to address serious problems.