If you are
prone to breakouts, you’re not alone. Acne is the single most common skin
condition in the United States. The good news is, once you’ve determined the
type of acne you have, there are a variety of ways you can treat and prevent it
going forward. If you’re looking to clear up your complexion as you head back
to school (or work), we’ve got solutions.
What is it?Simply put, comedonal acne is all about clogged pores.
"This is usually found in people whose skin doesn’t turn over as quickly or as
well. They tend to have little bits of oil or waxes under the skin.” This looks
like tiny bumps all over the skin, but often concentrated in the T-zone.
good news is that comedonal acne is fairly easy to treat. Aknicare Cleanser will
normalise skin cell turnover and exfoliation, resulting in unclogged pores. If
you have a mild form of comedonal acne, you can treat it over the counter by
using products that contain salicylic or glycolic acid to exfoliate the top layer
of your skin. "Make sure you are compliant with washing your face twice a day
and using a cleanser that contain exfoliants once or twice a week.” Make sure
not to over exfoliate your skin. Another piece of advice: Take a look at your
makeup. If it’s heavy and pore-clogging, you’ll want to re-evaluate.
What is it?When you think of acne, the image that pops up in your
head is probably that of inflammatory acne — red bumps, whiteheads, and
blackheads. Inflammatory acne tends to be more random, meaning you might wake
up with a spot for no reason. "The causes are all over the place. Clogged pores
are a part of it, but with inflammatory acne, it’s the body’s inflammatory
response to the clogged follicle and the waxes and oils irritating the body.”
Inflammatory acne tends to be more common in men due to higher testosterone
levels leading to more oil production.
treat it: If you’re looking for an
over-the-counter treatment plan it is recommended that you should wash your
face twice a day and focusing on oil control. Aknicare contains key ingredients
that address the visible symptoms while also treating the underlying cause. Using
the Core 3 products together, you will unclog pores, normalise oil production,
reduce existing spots and stop new spots from forming.
Because inflammatory acne comes and goes, it’s
important to stick to a routine and give it time (two to three months) before
you start to see a difference in your skin.
What is it?Cystic acne is a scarring type of acne with deep
inflammation in the skin. It’s the most severe form of acne and something that
you want to start treating early on. "There is a whole social impact and an
emotional impact of cystic acne.”
is often recommended for the treatment of cystic acne. "Accutane is an
incredible medication that can be life-changing for people with acne. It’s
usually five to six months of medication, and it’s a commitment. There are
potential risks associated, but there are numerous benefits.” 30 percent of
people who undergo an Accutane regimen never get acne again, and for most
people the acne will become more manageable and less inflamed. She also points
out that there are options out there for those who do not want to go on
Accutane, but you should see your dermatologist to determine what combination
of topical and oral antibiotics are right for you.
If you would
like a free skin consultation at an accredited SkinMed clinic, please contact
us on 08701 909 369.