We often think of acne as a teenage beauty issue, but it can happen to anyone. Acne tends to occur due to hormonal shifts and attacks generally happen during puberty, before a menstrual period and prior to menopause.
Acne can’t be cured, but the right treatment plan can help reduce, or clear up, outbreaks as well as inhibiting sebum production, limiting the growth of bacteria as well as encouraging shedding of skin cells and unclogging pores.
For the odd spot there are creams and cosmetics, but the Dermalogica MediCac Clearing System is a twenty-four hour treatment range specifically formulated to treat, clear and prevent adult acne.
The Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque is cooling, refining and deep cleaning which is exactly what unhappy skin needs. This Kaolin and Bentonite clay masque absorbs excess oil to help prevent future breakouts. Spiraea and Cinnamon Bark extracts inhibit the growth of bacteria whilst stimulating the skins natural antimicrobial agents for clearer, healthier skin. For best results apply an even layer of the masque to cleansed skin (avoiding the eye area) three times per week.
Acne prone skin needs protecting from the sun, which makes Dermalogica Oil Free Matte the perfect option. This lightweight, broad-spectrum sunscreen protects the skin, prevents unwanted shine, regulates oil production and soothes inflammation. Wow! Due to the lightweight, ultra-sheer formula, it absorbs unwanted surface oils to deliver a gorgeous all-day matte finish. Yeast and Horse Chestnut Extract, Licorice and Pro-Vitamin B5 help regulate sebum production and soothe inflammation and Safflower provides enhanced moisturisation whilst boosting SPF. Used on a regular basis, you will find your skin starts to feel cooler and calmer.
Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel has been designed to help clear skin congestion and help prevent future breakouts as you sleep. A Vitamin B complex combined with Zinc Gluconate, Yeast Extract and Caffeine soothes irritation, slows down the over-active sebaceous gland and purifies the skin. Sweet smelling Rosemary and Spiraea extracts inhibit bacteria growth as well as stimulating the skin’s natural antimicrobial agents for clearer, healthier skin. This gel also contains the powerful, natural antiseptic Tea Tree Oil that really helps the skin heal and settle.
Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment is an intense, but gentle, treatment that targets, conceals and helps clear breakouts. Concentrated Sulfur and Zinc Oxide help eliminate the bacteria associated with acne whilst clearing excess oil and congestion in the follicle. Niacinamide, Zinc Gluconate, Yeast and Cinnamon Bark extracts, Caffeine and Biotin purify and inhibit the over active sebaceous glands as well as calming irritation. Salicylic Acid takes away the dead skin cells that can clog follicles, helping prevent future breakouts. This product is lightly tinted and is ideal for day time use when you want to play down acne and hide it a little.
Dermalogica Skin Purifying Wipes are hygienic and refreshing and can be popped in your bag and used all day. Whilst they don’t take over from a complete beauty routine, they are an excellent way of keeping your skin clean and clear whilst you are on the run. Balm Mint, Coneflower and Camphor soothe and purify the skin whilst iconic Witch Hazel help keep skin clean and fresh from morning to night. It is worth noting that this product contains Salicylic Acid, which can irritate very sensitive skin so stop using the wipes if you experience redness or burning.
Using these products together with eating a healthy diet, drinking at least eight glasses of water a day and getting enough rest and sleep, can help achieve clearer, happier skin.