Expert tips on how to reduce your acne effectively
Treating spots can be hard, as not everyone's skin responds in the same way to treatments.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors including genetics, hormones and diet.
But there's no way of knowing for sure what's causing it so most cases of acne involves a lot of trial and error to find what works.
Even though each individual is different, there are some general rules and advice, which most Dermatologists would recommend if you're suffering from acne.
Cleanse twice a day
Cleanse twice a day to remove bacteria and dead skin cells (the cause of spots). Our Everyday Cleanser contains silver which naturally kills bacteria, and leaves your skin silky soft.
Avoid exfoliating more than 1-2 times a week, as this can irritate your skin and also make acne worse.
Avoid oils & cosmetics
Avoid applying any products containing oils as these can clog your pores, leading to breakouts. If you can, don't use foundation or apply it minimally, as this increases the likelihood of bacteria, leading to more spots.
Instead, choose a light moisturiser or serum, such as our Super Hydrating Elixir, which is intensely moisturising and anti-blemish, but so lightweight that it feels like water on your skin.
Always apply SPF (minimum 30) to your skin, especially any areas affected with acne. Sun exposure can darken scars, increase redness and damage your skin so it's really important to keep it protected.
Apply acne cream
Use an acne cream or serum that kills bacteria and removes dead sin cells. Retinoids are usually the most commonly prescribed acne creams. They can be effective, but often dry out your skin.
Our Anti-Blemish & Scar Repair Serum contains our uniquely powerful Silver Chitoderm. This naturally kills bacteria and regenerates your skin cells, having an incredible effect on reducing acne, whilst leaving your skin soft and hydrated. It also helps to fade acne scars at the same time.
"One of the products I recommend to patients to help reduce acne and scarring is 47 Skin Anti-blemish & Scar Repair Serum" -Dr Sunil Chopra, Dermatologist, The London Dermatology Centre.
Make an appointment with your GP
If the above advice doesn't seem to be working for you and your acne is persistent or aggressive, then book an appointment with your GP. They can prescribe treatments such as antibiotics and other medications to help get it under control.