Acne and Skin Blemishes

Find out what causes acne and the effects severe acne can have.

 Get successful acne treatments depending on the severity of your acne, whiteheads, pimples and greasy skin.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is a long-term skin condition generally associated with breakouts of whiteheads, pimples and greasy skin, and in some severe cases it can lead to scarring. Whilst acne is a treatable skin condition not all treatments are as successful as others. Causes include:


Puberty, premenstrual flares, disorders with high testosterone levels, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, anabolic steroids and oral steroids.


Contact with the skin through occupation or cosmetics.


Increase in sebum glands activity during period of stress.

Why Do I Have Acne?

A degree of acne affects nearly everyone between ages of 15-17 and it has been well documented that genetics have a prominent role too.

  • 15-20% of young people will experience moderate-severe acne
  • 85% prevalence rate in 12-24 year age group
  • 78% of girls between 8-12 have acne
  • 64% of 20-29 and 43% of 30-39 have visible acne
  • 3% of men and 5% of women had a degree of acne aged 40-49

Myths Around Acne

Since 2005, studies have shown “no robust evidence that acne is caused or worsened by a lack of hygiene.”

There may be a possible link between dairy intake and acne, however more studies are needed to prove this.

There are no proven links between acne and the intake of:

  • Chocolate
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamin
  • High number of calories

Treatments for Acne

Products that contain a patented, soluble form of 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO), which are more easily absorbed by the skin, have been clinically proven to penetrate the follicles for effective reduction in both P. acnes bacteria and associated lesions.


Alternatively, view our suggested treatments below.

To discuss a specific concern or multiple treatment areas please contact us on to arrange a personalised email, telephone or virtual consultation. This will allow one of our specialists to discuss your individual needs in confidence and provide you with a precise quote.