Our Skin Expert Caitriona explains 'what is acne' and why you may be suffering from it
Lifestyle habits can have an impact on the severity of acne and sometimes all it takes is a little tweak in some of these to have a vast improvement.
Sugary, refined and processed foods can contribute to breakouts by triggering more oil production.
How do you treat acne?
Dermalogica articles ‘Why are you breaking out?’, ‘Adult Acne’ and ‘How to treat adult acne’ used for refence during writing.
Acne Myths and Treatments (inspired by Skinbase)
As Acne Awareness Month continues, we want to debunk acne myths so that you can understand the best ways to treat your skin. Acne occurs when hair follicles become blocked with oils and dead skin cells. There are many misconceptions about the causes and triggers of acne; therefore, it is a poorly understood condition. Keep an eye out for our next blog by our skin expert Caitriona, who will give a better undrstanding of the condition as a whole.
“Acne is caused by a poor diet.”
Acne myth! While certain foods can exacerbate acne, current research has not found any foods that cause acne. Supposedly, greasier foods cause acne. However, there is no evidence that this is true. While unhealthier foods will not cause acne, a healthy, balanced diet and plenty of water is always recommended for your health, nutrition and to keep skin supple and glowing.
“Acne is caused by poor hygiene.”
Many people believe acne is a result of ‘dirty’ skin, and washing your face more frequently will get rid of it. This opinion is an acne myth. Cleansing is an important step in an acne skin care routine, and everyone should wash their face with a gentle cleanser morning and night. Over-cleansing could actually aggravate and worsen your skin and have little effect on getting rid of acne, by causing an imbalance in the natural microbiome of the skin. Most of the biological reactions that trigger acne occur in the deeper levels of the skin, so cleanliness is not the cause.
“Squeezing spots is the best way to get rid of acne.”
It can be very tempting to pop or squeeze a pimple on your face to get rid of it. However, the best course of action is to leave your skin alone! Picking at your acne can push bacteria and pus deeper into the skin, which can cause permanent damage. A popped pimple can lead to more swelling and redness as it delays the body’s natural healing process. Picking can also lead to scabs, scars, and spots as the bacteria spread, so this one is definitely a myth.
“The sun helps improve the appearance of acne.”
False! Though acne may appear improved after some sun exposure, it could be doing more harm than good as unprotected or prolonged exposure to the sun damages the skin. The sun's UV rays minimise acne-causing bacteria, and suppress immune cells in your skin which may temporarily reduce redness and clear up skin. However, many acne treatments make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, causing painful burning, an increase in hyperpigmentation, and skin damage. Prolonged exposure also increases your risk of skin cancer and can maximise the appearance of acne scars. Treat your acne with professional treatmetns and a good, consistent home care routine, not sun damage and don’t forget the SPF!
Here in the salon we have a range of treatments and products that are proven to give excellent results in the treatment of acne.
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If you would like to discuss your acne skin condition with one of our skin experts please get in touch. We can help you to come up with a treatment plan and advise you on a good home care routine to help improve the appearance and feel of your skin. You can reach us by email on email@example.com or drop us a text/whatsapp on 0833073399 and we will contact you for a chat. We can also organise an in-house or online consultaion for you.
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