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How to treat Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. It can be a source of frustration and embarrassment, but there are effective treatments available without using prescription medication.

What is Acne?

Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells and often having the P. acnes bacteria present.  This can lead to the formation of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts. Acne is most common on the face, chest, back, and shoulders.

What Causes Acne?

Many factors can contribute to acne, including:

  • Hormones: Androgen levels increase during puberty, which can stimulate oil production and lead to acne.

  • Genetics: If your parents had acne, you are more likely to develop it as well.

  • Diet: Certain foods, such as dairy and sugary drinks, may worsen acne.

  • Stress: Stress can trigger acne breakouts.

  • Incorrect product use:  Using strong over-the-counter acne products can cause more harm than good, stripping the skin of its natural barrier function. 

Best Treatments for acne

  • Microneedling: Microneedling involves using tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. The skin is oxygenated by the punctures and lymphatic drainage is activated, regenerating the acne-affected area. However, microneedlng may not be the ideal treatment if too much active acne is present. 

  • Peels: Peels for acne have antibacterial properties. This can help to reduce the P. acnes bacteria that contribute to acne formation. As well as deeply exfoliating and breaking up oil buildup. 

  • LED Light Therapy:  Speed up healing and promote wound healing, as well as minimize inflammation and redness. 

  • Clinical Skin care:  Skin care recommended by a Skin Therapist can be the best acne treatment. Formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients than drugstore brands, which means they can be more effective at targeting the root causes of acne.

You can do manythings at home to help improve your acne. These include:

  • Washing your face twice a day 

  • Changing your pillowcases frequently 

  • Using a new face cloth every day 

  • Avoiding harsh scrubs and cleansers

  • Not picking or squeezing at your pimples

  • Limiting sugar and fat intake

  • Managing stress

  • Managing hormonal imbalances 

  • Supplementing the diet with skin-boosting supplements

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