Acne is a very common skin condition, affecting around 95% of people in the UK aged between 11 to 30, with most of them finding that their acne comes and goes for several years before their condition starts to improve. In this blog, we’ll look at what causes acne, how to prevent it, and a highly effective method of acne treatment.
What Causes Acne?
Each of your pores contains a sebaceous gland that produces sebum, which are natural oils that help to keep your skin hydrated, nourished and in good condition. During puberty, your sebaceous glands can go into overdrive due to hormonal imbalances, which makes them produce higher levels of sebum than usual. This excess of oil, along with dead skin cells, causes pores to become blocked, resulting in acne. Though we often think of acne as being large puss-filled lumps, it can also appear in other forms, including blackheads and whiteheads.
Before you look at acne treatment, it’s good to look at ways in which you can try to prevent and manage acne yourself.
Keep your Skin Clean
Gently wash your face in the morning and before bed, as well as after any time that you exercise, as once sweat dries it can lead to blocked pores, encouraging acne. Don’t use a face cloth or flannel as the rough fibres can irritate your skin.
Choose the Right Skin Care
You’ll need to make sure you are using the right moisturiser for your skin type. If you aren’t, you might actually be making your acne worse!
If you’re picking any spots, or even touching your face, you can irritate acne. Your hands can carry on average 3,200 different germs, some of which cause infection.
If you do, you could make your skin over-dry, which could encourage the production of sebum, rather than controlling it.
Acne Treatment At Christopher Maerevoet
At Christopher Maerevoet, we use IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), a versatile treatment that has multiple varied applications to address a range of skin concerns.
Pulsed light energy is applied to the skin, which stimulates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for the production of collagen. This new collagen is then naturally attracted to the skin’s surface, resulting in fine lines & wrinkles being smoothed.
The collagen-stimulating effects make IPL a particularly good acne treatment because, as well as giving an overall smoother tone to skin, there is also a reduction in pore size. An antibacterial effect also takes place, meaning that this technology makes for an excellent acne treatment, helping to manage your symptoms and even reducing acne scarring.
You might see immediate effects and, for a significant reduction in acne, we’d recommend a course of 6 treatments.
Contact Us Today
Are you ready for your acne treatment with IPL? You can find out further details about IPL and its versatility on our website. We also offer a full range of other aesthetic treatments, which you can read about here.
If you have any questions about IPL, get in touch by calling us on 01704 545 113 or by emailing email@example.com.
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