Acne & blemishes: A common skincare issue
Some of the most common types of skincare issues are caused by acne and blemishes. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 'approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least minor acne'.
There's also a high proportion of older adults who experience acne and blemishes, whether it's the occasional flare-up in later life or an ongoing condition that began in their teens.
If acne has been a recurring problem for you, or if it's a new issue that has only just started, you're not alone. Acne and blemishes affect the vast majority of people at some point during their lives.
Why do some people suffer from acne & blemishes?
The causes of acne and blemishes are complex, and they’re different for each person. For some, the root cause may be genetic – if you come from a family that tends to be prone to skin problems, then chances are higher that you could inherit the genes that can cause acne or blemish-prone skin.
Other factors may be more related to lifestyle. Some common causes of acne are things like diet, hormonal imbalance, stress, medication, and gut health issues.
There's only so much we can do to change some of these root causes, but the good news is that whatever the cause of your spots and blemishes, it's possible to treat the symptoms in a way that can reduce the visible effects of acne problems.
So, what's the key to helping create more beautiful skin and reducing acne and blemishes?
The right skincare routine.
The Solution: A Good Skincare Routine
While we can’t change our genes or certain lifestyle conditions, it's possible for most of us to make empowered choices and informed improvements to our skincare routine.
Whatever the cause of your acne or blemishes, one of the best ways to improve your skin is to go back to basics and establish a good skincare regime.
There's a reason why the classic skincare routine has become so firmly established in the beauty world – because it works. The science of skincare and dermatology has shown for decades that taking good care of our skin, using a basic step-by-step routine, is one of the best ways to not only reduce surface issues of acne and blemishes, but to support good skin health and a more youthful complexion in the long term.
Here's our recommendation for a back-to-basics routine for blemish-prone skin:
Beautiful, clear and radiant skin begins with a great cleanser. Before you can get helpful products into your skin, you need to prepare the surface. This will not only cleanse your skin of any dirt, oil or grime, it will also prepare your skin to deeply absorb any beneficial beauty products you apply afterwards. A great cleanser can also diminish the appearance of pores, giving you that bright, clear and smooth complexion.
Once your skin is clean and clear, the next step is to apply a toner. We recommend toners that offer double-duty effects: clarifying the surface of the skin – removing those dead cells that lead to dull, grey complexions – as well as hydrating the skin, for a smoother and more rejuvenated appearance. Toners are especially important when dealing with acne problems or skin prone to blemishes as the right ones will help to balance the skin's oil and sebum production levels.
- Overnight mask
This is a step that many people skip, yet it can make a world of difference to your results in the long term. The right overnight mask can work wonders while you sleep – the time when your skin does most of its healing and repair work. If you take the time to include this step, you can expect next-level results, such as resurfacing and brightening benefits that make your skin glow.
The last step in any kind of skincare routine is to moisturise. Even though you may be tempted to skip this step, especially if you have oily skin, it's vital that you lock in the moisture and all those lovely benefits from the products you've used in the previous steps. You just need to make sure you find the right moisturiser for your skin.
All-In-One Blemish Kit
Even with a basic skincare routine, it can be difficult to know which is the right product for your type of skin. And if you're looking for the ultimate results, you also want to make sure your products are working in harmony with each other, and not cancelling out any benefits.
That's why we created The Blemish Kit, an AM to PM routinehelp you clear blemishes and reveal your skin's ultimate clarity and radianceHere's what's included:
- ELECTRO-LITE: A cleanser that strikes the right balance of deep and gentle cleansing.
- SKIN CHANGER: A toner that will hydrate, repair and exfoliate, revealing clearer and more radiant skin.
- CHEAT MASK: This beauty is clinically proven to brighten and resurface your skin while you sleep, supporting the skin’s natural healing process. Use 2-3 times a week, or once if your skin is sensitive.
- LIFTWEAR: A moisturiser that will lock in the benefits without being too greasy or oily.
The Future of Acne Control
Blue light therapy is proving to be one of the most powerful treatments for skin conditions such as acne and we’ve made it accessible to use at home with Acne Light Shot. Ourmedical LED device utilizes blue light therapy for the targeted treatment of acne, blemishes and spots. Clinically proven to kill acne naturally and reduce the risk of future breakouts, the targeted delivery system results in a significant reduction in spots, blemishes and inflammatory (papule + pustule) types of acne to leave you with cleaner, clearer and healthier-looking skin with no down time.
Delivered at an optimized wavelength of 415nm, blue light therapy is naturally healing and addresses underlying acne-causing issues at a cellular level. Unlike some traditional acne treatments, the Acne Light Shot can penetrate the skin through blocked pores and into the epidermis layers. This kills the bacteria at the source, leading to a reduction in blemishes and inflammation. With zero possibility of the bacteria becoming resistant to this process, blue light therapy helps to keep the condition under control and prevent future breakouts from occurring. The blue light also heals the skin from within, helping to regulate sebum production to prevent bacteria build-up, tighten the appearance of pores and improve the skin’s overall texture to support healthy skin in the future.
Hands-free,theAcne Light Shot starts working from day one to treat acne speedy 20-minute sessions.
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