From your teenage years all the way till adulthood, acne can not only strike at any time but also can be a real confidence killer...
I'm sure we have all at least once stared into the mirror to notice and think, "why me"?. The issue is, there are so many factors that can result in acne however the main ones being genetics, hygiene and hormones.
Before looking into which acne treatment is best for you, it is important to remember the importance of hygiene and how it can help protect the skin from breakouts.
Unfortunately hormones and genetics isn't in our control, but the way we care for our skin is. Making basic improvements to your skin care routine and lifestyle can really make all the difference and it is also an important step to make sure you get the most out of your acne treatments.
Here are our top 5 natural steps to prevent breakouts:
1. Wash face with warm water twice a day to remove impurities and cleanse skin's surface, particularly important after wearing makeup throughout the day
2. No popping! Yes, it's tempting, but it does no favours for improving the skin and get actually lead to inflammation and scarring
3. Moisturise, moisturise and...moisturise. This step is essential as it keeps the skin hydrated and the moisture in the skin helps to keep pores open to help prevent acne.
4. Get exercising! I know this may not be your top choice out of them all but not only does it help to feel and look better, exercise increases blood circulation which will keep the skin full of radiance and feeling healthy.
5. Eat well! I'm sure you already know the importance of good nutrition for the skin, so keep sugary and fatty foods to a minimum whilst also making sure you have a balanced diet which includes the fruits and vegetables as these help to remove toxins in the body.
It's important to note that if you think your acne is severe and non-prescribed medicine hasn't worked as expected, you should go to see your nearest GP as you probably need prescribed medication.
Here are our top 5 acne treatments to help remove and prevent breakouts:
Ideal for teen skin, this 5-in-1 set is tough on breakouts, yet gentle on the skin. Potent active ingredients and naturally gentle botanical deliver your clearest, healthiest skin. To be used as part of your daily skincare regime, this set works to balance the skin and remove impurities whilst preventing breakouts for more vibrant and fresh skin.
Acnex features a powerful combination formula that prevents, treats and reduces dark marks left by acne. Suitable for all skin types and ethnicities, Acnex is to be used twice a day to cleanse the skin for clearer and rejuvenated skin.
Enriched with vitamins A, C and E, Accumax works to nourish all layers of the skin, feeding every cell in the body. This works to promote clearer skin and enhanced radiance whilst reducing redness and preventing future breakouts.
What does a customer say about it?
Alice Bevan (feefo reviews) - " Absolutely fantastic product! Couldn't recommend it enough. I have suffered from adult acne for the past couple of years, and this has completely cleared it up. My skin is looking better than ever, to the point where I have stopped wearing foundation (previously I wouldn't even pop to the shop without it on). I have cut down to 3 tablets a day now, after about 2 months, and will probably go down to 2 a day in the next couple of weeks. If you suffer from acne at all, I would highly recommend this product. It has completely changed my life, and my confidence is back to where it used to be :) "
Alpha-H's Clear Skin Collection is a 3-step salon treatment program that offers complete day and night system that targets active acne whilst also treating the underlying build of excess oil and dead skin for clearer and healthier skin.
Dermalogica's mediBac Clearing Breakout Control is a fast-absorbing gel that contains natural antibacterial agents to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. Featuring a fast-absorbing formula, this immediately works to eliminate acne-causing bacteria.
All products listed in this blog can be found in our acne category.