Will acne ever stop? Yes, acne can be stopped, but every patient’s journey is different. And for that reason your journey may require more effort than somebody else’s. In most cases acne stops on its own at the end of puberty. However some people still struggle with acne in their adult life. Acne can be an incredibly complex condition but luckily almost all acne can be successfully treated. The secret lies in finding the right treatment for you and understanding your skin.
Will acne ever stop?
As its challenging to hide acne can be socially debilitating. And I’ve seen so many of my patient’s confidence being crushed by their breakouts. But at the same time I’ve also experienced the renewed confidence that comes from a successful clearance of their skin. I’m overjoyed when my patients feel good about themselves and wanted to share some of the things you can do today to stop your acne.
Review your daily habits and skincare plan in order to be able to stop your acne.Many adults struggle with acne in particular because of one the below reasons.
1. Understand what flares up your acne.
What causes it, why it flares up and what makes it worse or better. Greasy foods, chocolate, and dairy don’t cause acne but certain foods can aggravate it. If you’re currently following a strict skincare routine, but your skin doesn’t seem to be improving, you should evaluate your diet as the next step. Dairy and greasy foods, in particular, are known to cause problems with current acne sufferers.
2. Get a personalised skincare plan.
Each treatment plan should be unique by considering your skin, sensitivity and medical background. What works for some may not be suitable for you. And before using any products purchased online, you should always speak to your skin practitioner.
3. Don’t over use your products.
Understanding your products is absolutely crucial when it comes to treating your acne at home. Many patients tend to over use products or mix the wrong skincare which can cause more harm than relief to the skin. You should always consult a trained professional about the right skincare regime. And the person who recommends you these products should be re-assessing your skin’s response to them regularly.
4. Stay consistent with your skincare and treatment plan.
Inflammation takes time to calm down and heal. Always allow yourself at least 10-12 weeks before losing trust in your skincare plan. Also, I’ve seen many patients who’ve been thrilled with their results and completely stopped all their treatment/home care, only to find their acne has flared up again. Regular maintenance and a consistent home skincare is important to keep up the good results.
5. Consult your GP or Dermatologist about prescription strength topical treatment.
In some extreme cases, patients suffer from severe acne may need antibiotics in combination with their skincare plan, but this must be strictly supervised by the Doctor prescribing.
To learn more about your skin and how to stop your acne breakouts, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This’ll give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.