There is nothing more demoralising than applying anti-aging products on your skin as well as acne treatments. Many of us think that when we leave our teens, spots are a thing of the past but this isn’t always the case.
Women, and men, can have breakouts well into their 40s and not only can it be painful it can also make you feel self conscious and have a massive impact on your self esteem.
There are many reasons for adult acne including stress, changes in hormone levels, the menopause and switching, or stopping, taking birth control pills.
A healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables, lots of water, plenty of sleep and moderate exercise can all help keep things calm on the skin front.
Effective products can also play a role and the Dermagloca MediBac Clearing System is a popular choice. This twenty-four hour treatment has been specifically created to treat, clear and prevent adult acne so life becomes more enjoyable again. The products don’t have to be used alone; you can still use your favourites too, but the blend of ingredients get to the heart of the problem and offer relief.
Dermalogica Skin Purifying Wipes do not take over from a good cleanser but they are an effective, refreshing way to clean and purify your skin. The soft cloth removes impurities, excess surface oils and breakout-causing bacteria whilst the Salicylic Acid stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear follicles and minimise future breakouts. A smooth blend of Balm Mint, Coneflower and Camphor soothe the skin and traditional Witch Hazel keeps it clean and fresh.
Applying the Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel on a cleansed face can be a highly effect way to ease spots and clear the skin. A powerful blend of B Vitamins, Zinc Gluconate, Yeast Extract and Caffeine soothes irritation, works on over active sebaceous gland activity and purifies the skin. Rosemary and Spiraea extracts slow down the growth of bacteria whilst stimulating the skin’s natural antimicrobial agents for clearer, healthier skin. There is a healthy serving of Salicylic Acid that clears pore-clogging cells and the natural-antiseptic of Tea Tree Oil aids skin-healing. This is all pretty clever stuff and all happens whilst are you are asleep.
The Sebum Clearing Masque is a fantastic four in one product that helps with over-active sebaceous glands, cell accumulation, bacteria and inflammation. Not only does this gentle formula absorb excess oil it also eliminates bacteria and helps to control inflammation associated with follicle eruptions. Packed with natural acne fighting ingredients it is recommended that the masque is applied for ten minutes three times a week so it can really get beneath the surface and work wonders.
Acne prone skin is often crying out for a feather-light products that absorb oil and this is exactly when the Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion does. Used after cleansing the mix of Niacinamide, Zinc Gluconate, Yeast Extract, Caffeine and Biotin gets to work purifying the skin and soothing irritation. The magical Salicylic Acid clears congested follicles to minimise future breakouts. Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract controls over-active oil glands, helping to reduce oily shine on skin’s surface, something many acne sufferers hate.
When things get out of control, you can call in the Dermalogica Breakout Control. This gentle, but effective, invisible treatment helps clear, control and prevent breakouts and is small enough to be kept in your handbag. The Tea Tree Oil calms redness and soothes the skin, Zinc Sulfate helps minimise irritation and the Colloidal Silver gets to work eliminating bothersome bacteria.
During the day many people with acne feel self-conscious and this is where the Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment comes into it’s own. This natural-looking tint quickly targets, conceals and helps clear breakouts. It can be applied after cleansing and moisturising but carry it with you in your bag as it can be used to cover up spots during the day.
We know it doesn’t always help, but you really do notice blemishes more than anyone else but if you find things don’t improve make an appointment with your GP and see how they can help further.