Make Up Improves Quality of Life in Acne Patients
Title: Make-up improves the quality of life
of acne patients without aggravating acne eruptions during treatments.
Authors: Hayashi N, et al.
Publication: Eur J Dermatol. 2005 Jul-Aug;15(4):284-7.
In this study, the authors use make-up artist to train 18 female
acne patients to apply make-up for 2 to 4 weeks while receiving
acne treatment. They find that the patients have decreased acne
eruptions (which contradicts the notion held by many dermatologists
that make-up aggravates acne). They also found that the patients
have improved quality of life and decreased anxiety levels, and
suggest that dermatologists should encourage female patients to
use cosmetics while undergoing treatment.