Although often confused with regular breakouts, acne is a separate skin condition. Affecting millions of people, the world over, this common skin condition will have been experienced by nearly every individual at some point in life. Most commonly manifesting due to hormonal changes during puberty, acne can affect an individual at any point in their life causing excess oil production, whiteheads, pimples, and clogged pores. These skin concerns can also be seen during the menopausal period when there are hormonal changes and can be exuberated further depending on the individual’s lifestyle and diet.
While it most commonly affects the face, acne can also develop in other areas of the body, such as the back and the chest areas. Although it has no effects on someone’s physical health, the condition’s unsightly look can often cause psychological damage and self-confidence issue. The good news is that there are numerous professional treatments now available to help individuals tackle their active acne. To find out exactly how to read on as we take you through some of the latest professional and natural acne treatments available.
What You Should Do if You Have Acne
First and foremost, it is important that you realize how common acne is, and not panic should you develop. There are several things that you can do to minimize outbreaks and any associated redness. This includes:
- Making sure that you are washing your face, or the affected area, twice a day with the correct skincare products. Avoid any ‘oily’ products, harsh products or hot water as any of these can worsen the look of active acne.
- Avoiding picking at breakouts or squeezing spots. No matter how tempting this may seem, all it does is irritate your skin, spread bacteria, and potentially cause permanent scarring. Acne scarring can take further time and expense to clear and can be avoided to a point if acne skin is taken care of properly.
- If your acne is on your face, avoid wearing heavy makeup whenever possible as it blocks your pores. If you must wear makeup, then choose non-comedogenic products where possible in order to minimize any damaging effects. ZAHEDA Deep Sea Cleanse, ZAHEDA Ocean Tone and ZAHEDA Marine Fluid Shine Free are specifically developed for acne oily skin and also help calm red inflamed skin.
Of course, these tips simply help you keep your acne at bay, and will not address the issue itself. This is where professional treatments come in. By using a mix of in-clinic treatments such as IPL and the Marine Peel Treatment you can effectively target your skin concerns without further aggravating your skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are a non-invasive professional procedure commonly used for photorejuvenation for over 20 years now, albeit it has to be noted that now via scientific advancements new generations of IPL systems have been developed since then that afford even better and faster results than previously seen. However, IPL has also revolutionized the way that acne is treated professionally. Using an intense pulse of light, as the name implies, IPL Photorejuvenation not only reduces the appearance of acne breakouts and redness but it also promotes the production of collagen which helps to minimize any scarring that could occur as the result of this skin condition.
Marine Peel Treatments
Offering a safe, natural, yet no less effective alternative to chemical and glycolic peels, Marine Peel Treatments are the perfect acne-fighting partner to IPL. These treatments are offered exclusively at The Laser Treatment Clinic in London. This type of treatment relies on powerful botanical and marine actives, derived from algae and botanical herbs, to rejuvenate skin and improve acne without the side effects associated with much harsher peels. As with any professional treatment, you should have a consultation beforehand so that the actives can be mixed specifically for your skin concerns, for the most effective treatment.
By using a combination of Marine Peel Treatments and IPL Photorejuvenation, you can combat your active acne on multiple levels. Following the recommended course of treatment, your skin will appear more refreshed, with a softer texture, along with a significant reduction in irritation and acne spots. While you can expect to see some improvements after the first week or so of treatments, and more as you go along with your treatment plan (as the results are accumulative) you won’t see full results until you have completed the full course, and this will depend on what your skin professional recommends.