|Just know you’re not the only one, as more than 4 out of 5 teenagers struggle with some form of acne and about 1in 20 women as opposed to 1 in 100 men between 25 to 40 years continue to be affected and/or even develop adult acne at this age. Splendid I know!
How does Acne develop?
Acne starts to develop when hair follicles in the skin become blocked with dead skin cells along with the natural oil produced by the skin (known as sebum). Each follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland that lies just underneath the surface of the skin, producing sebum to keep the skin soft and supple. Normally, sebum travels up the follicle and out through the small holes (pores) on the surface of the skin. However, if the body produces too much sebum, and dead skin cells get trapped in the pores, a 'spot' will form. This can either lead to a dreaded whitehead and/or blackhead.
What can I do to prevent/ reduce Acne?
Keeping your skin clean can help prevent spots forming. Gently wash spot-prone areas with a mild Cleanser like Medicalia’s Clarifying Cleanser which contains ‘Triclosan’, a powerful anti-bacterial ingredient to help combat breakouts without stripping or drying the skin.
You may also be able to try a specific spot treatment that contains benzoyl peroxide (e.g. Medicalia’s Spot Treatment Fluid). This product has an antibacterial action and encourages your skin to shed its surface layer of dead cells. Together, these effects reduce the inflammation in existing spots and prevent new ones forming.
Please Note; treatments containing benzoyl peroxide may cause your skin to become irritated (slightly reddened), especially to start with. This tends to settle down if you reduce the number of times you treat the affected area. You can then build up your use gradually.
Self-help treatments for acne take time to improve your skin noticeably, so it's important not to expect a big difference overnight. Your acne may only improve several months after you have been using corrective skin care and completing clinical skin treatments regularly.
What treatments can I do to help improve my skin?
The Laser Lounge highly recommends Chemical Skin Peels!
How does the LPS Chemical Skin Peel work?
The LPS Peel significantly and visibly improves skin texture, smoothing the appearance of the skin. It also serves to lighten hyperpigmentation, tighten pores, and reduce acne spots and scarring.
In more detail;
• L + Lactic Acid; exfoliates by dissolving surface dead cells and provides the skin a total renewing effect, while hydrating, regulating PH balance and brightening the skin by suppressing the formation of Tyrosinase (enzyme necessary for melanin production).
• Pyruvic Acid; a flower acid obtained from the chalices of the subtropical malvaceae: Hibiscus Sabdariffa, very rich in pyruvic acid and a keto-acid, which stimulates the cellular turn over unlike any other acid.
• Salicylic Acid: a natural acid extracted from wintergreen, effective in dissolving the top layer of accumulated corneum cells. A true keratolytic and natural antiseptic. This acid also is fantastic for dissolving oils and debris in the follicle which is one of the common causes of Acne.
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