Acne can develop for many reasons, and if you are suffering, stop what you are doing and carry on reading.
The sooner you treat acne, the less likely it is to scar and believe us when we say, it is a lot easier to treat the acne than the scarring!
A common cause of acne is a lack of skincare and/or not using the appropriate products.
Using the incorrect products or using products with the wrong ingredients can create redness and irritation. This can worsen scarring and lead to uneven skin tone. But don’t worry; keep reading to find out how and why you have acne and how to treat it.
Many people use the term “breakout” to describe all forms of acne, but this isn’t always the best description. There are many types of acne, and they do not all spread across the areas of the face.
Clogged pores cause acne itself. These may be attributed to:
As mentioned above, skin care products can have a huge effect on the skin. Products containing the most suitable ingredients can reduce oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. To leave the skin clean and hydrated.
Acne can also be associated with hormonal fluctuations. This can be experienced during the teenage years but also impactful as an adult too. Stress is another factor which can be associated with acne. About sixteen million adults in the UK suffer from acne, making it one of the most common skin conditions among children, teenagers, and adults.
Acne can be inflammatory or non-inflammatory. Many people suffer from one or even multiple types of acne simultaneously. Identifying and understanding which type of acne you are experiencing is key to finding the best treatment.
Types of acne include:
The first piece of advice we give clients with acne is Permanent scarring is more likely to develop if you:
Some lucky people will not experience acne scarring. However, the majority of people will suffer from at least a few acne scars at some point in their lives. Again, and we cannot express this enough, the type of acne scarring you should expect will depend on the type of acne you develop and, most importantly, how quickly and effectively you treat it.
If you have acne and oily skin, the Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE (BPR) is perfect.
If you have acne with dry or sensitive skin, the By CONCERN (BC) facial is most suitable.
Both facials can be a single facial; however, acne takes time to treat. Due to this, these facials should be repeated every 4-6 weeks using a recommended skincare range to enhance the results; until the desired results are achieved.
The treatments take 30 minutes, costing £65 (BPR) and 50 minutes, costing £95 (BC).
Yes, 15-20% of young adults!
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:
We want to support you in achieving the skincare journey so, during a consultation your, health, diet and lifestyle will be discussed in detail.
The skin regenerates on a 28-day cycle. So, in 4 weeks your skin cells move from the bottom of the epidermis to the surface of your skin. The epidermis slows the moisture loss from the dermis (the lower layer). This dermis is made up of collagen and elastin. It’s essential to keep it hydrated to keep your skin more elastic, healthier, and youthful. A proper skincare routine is crucial in achieving and maintaining a healthy skin barrier.
Over-the-counter skincare products have been designed to suit most of the population. They do this not negatively to affect the general population’s skin. For this reason, the concentration of their active ingredients is relatively low and will have minimal effects on skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation, rosacea, and scarring.
Our products are made with more potent ingredients and can only be purchased or prescribed by myself (an advanced skin specialist) or Dr Shah (One of our clinic doctors). They have been developed and researched to the point that they have sufficient active ingredients to make changes in your skin. A higher amount of the active ingredient = superior quality and results!
In addition, to our products having a higher active ingredient content, our products are made using the latest technology and can be adapted to your skin issues.
Over-the-counter products are designed to sit on the skin’s surface, whereas our products have been designed to penetrate the epidermis and affect deeper layers of the skin.
If you would like to find out more, we offer a skin therapy consultation and skinscan analysis to allow you to come along, see the clinic, meet our fabulous team and talk through any questions you may have.