Help! I Need a Solution for My Acne

Help! I Need a Solution for My Acne

Acne, it’s so frustrating! Acne usually begins at puberty and can generally worsen in adolescence. For some of us that are unlucky, acne can start in your late twenties. 

Later in life acne tends to exhibit around the jaw, chin, back of the neck, nose and upper lip area. Don’t blame yourself for your acne, its in your genetics and can be managed with the right steps.

There are many factors that contribute to acne. Including but not limited to;

  • Hormones
  • Diet
  • Environment
  • Stress
  • Make-up
  • Build up of Sebum (oils) etc can all contribute to an acne breakout.

Acne falls into four main categories and exhibits by milia which are small raised white bumps under the skin. Blackheads or comedones are black, do not over scrub as this will not help to remove them. Papules which are small red bumps and pustules which are the red pimples with pus. Acne that is exhibited with nodules and cysts this should be treated by a dermatologist.

Skin Treatments & Solutions for Acne

It is vital that certain steps are carried out when you have acne. Yes, you have heard it before ‘Do Not pick your pimples’ if you pick it, it spreads the bacteria. It can be tempting but don’t use a product containing Benzyl peroxide, this is a quick fix without fixing the issue long term.

You need to use a spot treatment that contains and lactic acid or salicylic acid which allows the pimple to unplug which then oxygenating the pore and eliminates the underlining bacteria.
Acne sufferers do need to remove excess oil however, there are many products on the market that strip the skin. When you do strip the skin of the oil you are actually stimulating the sebaceous gland to produce more oil to protect the skin. That's where the vicious circle begins.

Acne Skin Care Management

Wonderful things can be achieved with the right acne treatment skin care management.

First and foremost be gentle with your skin. Do not use products that can irritate the skin, astringents, toners and some exfoliates can do this and make your skin dry and red which makes acne appear worse, use the right recommended skin care for correct acne skin treatment.

Cleanse morning and night with luke warm water, use a serum that contains Viatmin A which helps to normalise the cell renewal process and oil levels and hydrate your skin. Skin Care and Acne Skin Treatments at Claire Francoise contain the right ingredients that will help to not only treat the acne but also the underlining causes.

Following the Vitamin A serum use a Vitamin B3 Serum which will suppress excessive oil flow and increase the removal of toxins. Use a light hydrating moisturiser. Then a few times per week use an exfoliate that will gently exfoliate the skin and contains Lactic or Salicylic acid or visit a skin care professional for microhyrdabrasion or skin treatments to help with your acne.
Use mineral make up, noting that contains talc, this allows for a breeding ground for bacteria.

Be vigilant with your skin care, this greatly helps keeping a lid on acne. What you do at home every day is a huge contributing factor to results and obviously a healthy diet, adequate water intake which helps to reduce toxins and boost hydration levels. As well as what is recommended to you and what your skin professional will do in the clinic.

If your acne is not improving go and have a consultation with a good skin professional at Claire Francoise whom will be able to advise you of in clinic skin treatments, microhyrdabrasion and at home skin care. There are many skin treatments that can help this condition and with the correct advice you will fast track your way to having healthy and clear skin.