When you suffer from acne and tried all the tricks from the book you’ll only cling on to the hope that your acne will go away as you get older. But is that true? Will acne really go away with age? Most often, acne will go away on its own at the end of puberty, but some people still struggle with acne in their adult life. Acne can be an incredibly complex condition but the good news is that almost all acne can be successfully treated. It’s just a matter of finding the right treatment that work for you. And I can assure you there is a treatment for you.
Acne can be socially debilitating as it is challenging to hide. It can crush your confidence and prevent you from living a stress free life you always wanted. Only if you suffered from acne will you understand the constant urge to hide away. But it doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Your skin is unique and your journey may require a more effort than somebody else’s. But it doesn’t mean you’ll be less likely to get rid of acne once and for all.
Will acne go away with age? What can you do to get your acne under control?
1. Understand what flares up your acne – what causes it, why it flares up and what makes it worse or better. If you are 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 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 have seen many patients who have 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 you can prevent or manage your acne, 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 will be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will 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.