All About Acne

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that gives the appearance of bumpy, uneven skin, whiteheads, and red spots across the face, neck, shoulders, and back.

Causes of acne:

  • a change in hormones- at  period time,  we have a weaker  imune sistem
  • gut microbiome imbalance
  • stress from work or home
  • bacteria getting trapped in the pores from a buildup of  dead skin cells or excess oil
  • a low Immune System
  • antibiotic use

The bacteria on our skin is harmless, but when it gets trapped in the pores, it starts to multiply and forms bumps.

If it’s allowed to develop further, a bump will become into a red spot.

From this point, over time, the bacteria starts to damage the pore.

When damage is complete, or if acne is not treated properly, skin will be left with pothole marks, which are permanent.

Acne is most often associated with teenage skin, but acne also affects women of any age.

Acne isn’t just an uncomfortable skin condition to have – it can really impact on a person’s natural beauty and confidence.

Many teenagers and women found that prescribed  long term antibiotics don’t always work!

Tips for Dealing with Acne

Don’t dispare, there are a few things you can do to help stop your acne from spreading:

  • Avoid touching your face and picking your spots- it also helps keep Covid 19 at bay
  • As tempting as it is, it’s best to avoid using exfoliants, as this can spread the infection
  • Avoid products that contain soap or alcohol, as these actually stimulate oil production
  • Avoid using cotton towels- use disposal tissues to dry the skin.
  • Keep your hair off your face as much as possible

Acne is a curable and manageable condition, and you can see more of our happy patients’ feedback on our Testimonial page and Facebook page.