Soothing Acne Prone Skin – You’ll have to go the Extra Mile with your Skin Care

Soothing Acne Prone Skin – You’ll have to go the Extra Mile with your Skin Care

1 July 2016

Soothing Acne Prone Skin – You’ll have to go the Extra Mile with your Skin Care

Fighting Acne can feel like an uphill battle, it’s one of those frustrating skin conditions that can flare up at the most inconvenient moments, not to mention the stubborn marks and scars angry blemishes can leave behind.

If you’re struggling with Acne help is at hand. Dr. Kally Papantoniou has shared some of her expert insights into an Acne fighting skin care regime which, combined with the non-surgical treatments available from The Harley Medical Group, could be the effective skin-clearing solution you’ve been looking for.

“An Acne skin care regime will be centred on these four goals” begins Dr. Papantoniou, “cleansing, exfoliating, controlling bacteria and maintain a healthy skin barrier with good emollients.”

The golden rule which applies to everyone – not just Acne sufferers – is to take your make-up off before bed. Sleeping in make-up will clog your pores and ultimately cause blemishes. But if you have Acne prone skin the hours you’re asleep are prime time for treatment too. So be sure to remove your make-up and apply your best skincare products every night!

Cosmetic products make all sorts of promises about their skin perfecting ingredients. The most effective active ingredients to look for when it comes to Acne are salicylic acid, zinc, benzoyl peroxide, sulphur, retinol and vitamin C. These will help clear up blemishes and the dark spots they sometimes leave behind for a clear, bright complexion.

While you’re checking the back of your skincare products, make sure they’re oil free as well.  If you have oily, blemish prone skin the last thing you want to do is apply more oil and grease. Look for oil free moisturisers and make-up that is non-comedogenic – that means it won’t clog your pores. 

Patients at The Harley Medical Group often see the most significant results from our non-surgical Acne Treatments. Your Nurse will work out a tailor-made treatment plan based on an analysis of your skin. However, we often recommend non-abrasive exfoliation treatment such as a Skin Peel to clean deep into the pores and help clear Acne blemishes.

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