One of the most common skin concerns, acne will affect 85% of us at some point
Although acne can start at any age, hormonal changes during puberty may trigger acne flare-ups, especially in adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18.During puberty, hormones that promote natural development will raise testosterone levels in boys and girls. A side effect of this can be the overproduction of sebum, which can cause acne. Stress is also a contributory factor. Exams, social pressures and dealing with puberty itself can lead to a rise in the adrenal hormones, again causing the sebaceous glands to overproduce sebum.
Hormones and Acne
Over 80% of adult acne occurs in women.This is largely down to fluctuating hormones due to menstrual cycles and contraception. The drastic changes experienced by the body during the menopause can also trigger unwelcome breakouts. Hormonal imbalances cause sebum to become thicker, which makes it more likely to block hair follicles and cause pimples.
The pressures of modern life are sending the nation’s stress levels soaring, which is bad news for skin in terms of acne and other conditions including eczema and psoriasis, all of which are likely to get worse during particularly stressful periods. The hormone cortisol is thought to play a key role here because it stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, which can clog pores and lead to flare-ups.
How we can help
Whatever your age, we always recommend a consistent skincare routine that includes Clean, Control and Clear stages for anyone worried about acne. Pop in for a skin consultation and let us suggest the best products for you.In addition to a topical approach, we would also suggest treating conditions like acne from the inside out by adding a daily skincare supplement to your routine. Advanced Nutrition Programme’s award-winning Skin Accumax has been specifically formulated for problem complexions. Free from harsh chemicals, its combination of ingredients works to feed every cell in the body to help support all areas of the skin, including face, chest, back and shoulders, without drying them out. Add to that a multivitamin like ANP’s Skin Vitality, which contains 28 smart nutrients in a single supplement, and you’ll be all set for total skin, nail, hair and body health.
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Of course, you can also add a tailored facial treatment into your regime for addressing acne. The treatments we particularly recommend include …
An intensive combination of the three Environ technologies; electro-sonic, cool peel and micro perfusion improves the appearance of mild scarring, revealing smoother, evenly textured skin.
Deep Cleansing Cool Peel
Environ’s interpretation of the classic deep cleanse facial. This unique method of deep cleansing the skin is gentle in exfoliating the skin’s surface, yet effective in purifying and assisting control of the appearance of congested, breakout-prone skin. This unique, gentle peel helps to achieve visible improvements, leaving the skin looking radiantly healthy and refreshed.
Blemish Control Cool Peel
This powerful cool peel therapy assists with the management of blemish-prone, distressed skin, by purifying, cleansing and helping to unclog pores and dissolve impurities. Our hero treatment for problematic skin conditions.
Essential Comfort Calm
Ideal for sensitive, irritated skin. A powerful combination of smart ingredients and electro-sonic technology leave the skin feeling soothed with a healthy radiance.
Whatever your skincare concern, whether it’s acne or something else, do get in touch so we can work on addressing it together. We have years of experience to bring to skincare, and we are passionate about it. Give us a call on 01672 851212 or book a skin consultation now.