About Acne

About Acne

Acne is very common and usually begins in the teenage years.It can last for years or perhaps if your lucky, it can be a temporary thing which clears after a short period of time. Acne can also occur when pregnant and sometimes it can persist until the 30s and even 40s.  

Acne is common on the face, back and shoulders and chest area, it is caused by inflammation of the hair follicles. Acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples (or zits as we commonly refer to it as) and cysts. Acne can also lead to permanent scarring if severe.
Acne appears on teenagers when they are they trying to look their best and this can cause embarrassment, anxiety and stress. Acne can be affected by stress, they type of foods you eat and whether or not you have a good skincare regime. Even if you dont have acne now, looking after your skin is very important. 

Choosing the right skincare products may be a bit intimidating as there are so many that claim to help with acne but yet are full of chemicals which are harmful for the skin. You've probably used a few and spent hundreds of dollars on them and you've probably been given advice by your best friend and their best friend and so on... No matter what has driven you to try a specific skincare product the ultimate goal is the same for each individual... to gain control over their breakouts for a more manageable, healthy, clearer skin.

While popular brands mislead buyers into thinking that there product is the next miracle, dont be fooled do your research and consider the following:- 

    • Avoid products with Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid (unless naturally derived.) 
  • Try to find products that are fragrance and dye free (if it smells good enough to use as a perfume...don't put it on your face.)
  • Always read the ingredients before purchasing.
  • When in doubt, go for the all-natural option.
  • Just because something costs more does not mean that it is going to work better.
  • Try to buy oil-free, soap-free, and alcohol-free products when possible.
  • Rather than purchasing products meant for acne prone skin, try products meant for sensitive skin (some acne breakouts are actually caused by the very same products that are meant to treat the breakouts!)
  • Never believe what you hear on TV commercials or magazine ads...these companies are only concerned with their own pockets, not your face.