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Effects of Topical Hydrogen Purification on Skin Parameters and Acne Vulgaris in Adult Women

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Department of Health Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Opole, 45-060 Opole, Poland
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Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology, University of Opole, 45-052 Opole, Poland
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Healthcare 2021, 9(2), 144; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9020144
Received: 14 December 2020 / Revised: 23 January 2021 / Accepted: 29 January 2021 / Published: 1 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Women Health)
Background: Acne vulgaris is a prevalent dermatological disease characterized by skin eruptions, which may decrease the sufferer’s quality of life. Hydrogen purification treatment is a new procedure used in cosmetology to improve the skin parameters of the face. This study examined the effectiveness of hydrogen purification treatment to improve women’s skin conditions with regard to acne vulgaris. Methods: In this study, 30 women participated who suffered from a high level of sebum and acne. The control group was comprised of 30 healthy women with a low level of sebum. The Hellgren–Vincent Scale and Derma Unit SSC 3 device were used to assess acne vulgaris severity and skin properties, respectively. Four hydrogen purification sessions were carried out at 7-day intervals, using the Hebe Hydrogenium+ generating alkaline water. Results: At baseline and 7 and 14 days after finishing the series of treatments, the levels of oiliness, moisture, and skin pH were tested. The main effects of treatment were significant in the following parameters: pH around the bottom lip, moisture between the eyebrows and around the nose, and oily skin in all three face sites. Conclusions: The level of sebum decreased and moisture levels increased during hydrogen purification. Topical hydrogen purification is an effective and safe treatment for acne vulgaris. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen purification; acne vulgaris; alkaline water hydrogen purification; acne vulgaris; alkaline water
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Chilicka, K.; Rogowska, A.M.; Szyguła, R. Effects of Topical Hydrogen Purification on Skin Parameters and Acne Vulgaris in Adult Women. Healthcare 2021, 9, 144. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9020144

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Chilicka K, Rogowska AM, Szyguła R. Effects of Topical Hydrogen Purification on Skin Parameters and Acne Vulgaris in Adult Women. Healthcare. 2021; 9(2):144. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9020144

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Chilicka, Karolina, Aleksandra M. Rogowska, and Renata Szyguła. 2021. "Effects of Topical Hydrogen Purification on Skin Parameters and Acne Vulgaris in Adult Women" Healthcare 9, no. 2: 144. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9020144

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