When it comes to your skin the ‘no one shoe fits all’ rule very much applies. Some products may do wonders for your friend, but you’ll find they’ve the complete opposite effect on your skin. Or may even make your acne worse. Acne is an incredibly complex condition. In order to be able to clear your skin of it, you need to understand what your skin type is. And what factors can your acne be worsened by. As well as what products react well with your skin. This also applies to certain lifestyle choices, not only your skin care of course.
Acne can be worsened by any one of these factors;
Are you committing the ultimate “acne skin sin”?
Popping and squeezing your spots may feel good, but it could leave your skin with irritation, scarring, marks and even discolouration. Not to mention in the process of bursting your acne, bacteria and pus can spread on to other areas of your skin and stimulate further breakouts. And don’t forget your hands also come into contact with surface bacteria throughout the day. And some of those pore clogging impurities may get transferred to your skin too.
Popping your acne could make your spots even more visible and also slow down the healing process. In conclusion you should leave your spots alone.
Are you using the right skincare fit to your skin type?
Before buying any products you see online you should always speak to your skin practitioner. Each treatment plan should be unique considering your skin, sensitivity and medical background.
Are you using your skincare properly?
Understanding your products is absolutely crucial when it comes to treating your acne at home. Many patients tend to overuse products or mix the wrong skincare. Resulting in more harm than relief to the skin. You should always consult a trained professional about the right skincare regime. Also the person who recommends you these products should be re-assessing your skin’s response to them regularly.
Are you exfoliating your skin regularly?
Exfoliation will help your pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells and excess oils. Which means it’ll also help to reduce breakouts. Although exfoliation is super important to keep your skin clear of acne, if you suffer from breakouts and sensitive skin, you must avoid harsh scrubs, sponges and cloths that could irritate your skin. Instead of physical you should opt for chemical exfoliants. Chemical exfoliants use acids ( glycolic, lactic, salicylic acids) or enzymes to dissolve the glue that holds dead skin cells together without any irritating scrubbing action.
Are you eating too much dairy and greasy foods that are known to cause problems for acne sufferers?
You must observe what flares up your acne. And what makes it worse. Certain foods can aggravate acne. If you’re currently following a strict skincare routine, but your skin isn’t improving, you should evaluate your diet as the next step. You may also be lacking nutrients and essential vitamins, therefore a nutritious balanced diet will have a good impact.
To learn more about your skin and how can you prevent acne why not visit us at the Clinic where my Expert team will be able to advise you further?
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.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information that will help to keep your skin healthy. Finally to address your skin concerns you’ll receive a personalised treatment plan.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.