Your Guide To Acne

Acne can be challenging and frustrating to deal with and something that many people put up with longer than they need to – simply because they might not be aware of treatment options that are available. There are so many more treatment option for acne than there used to be and we have experts that can help.  So before you pick at that spot, here is everything you need to know about acne!



What causes acne?

Acne is the result of your pores becoming clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria which creates the perfect environment for breakouts to occur. Breakouts can be provoked by several reasons – hormonal changes, environmental factors, genetics, and diet (to some degree).

Understanding what triggers your breakouts is the key to treating acne and getting back in control of your skin!


What are the different types of acne?

Acne comes in all shapes in sizes. To treat it effectively, it is important to understand what type of acne you have. This can be broken down into two main types – essentially, mild and severe.


Mild/Non-Inflammatory: Commonly known as blackheads and whiteheads. This type of acne are surface level blemishes.

Severe/Inflammatory: This type of acne occurs when bacteria has flourished inside the clogged pore. This results in uncomfortable symptoms such as swelling, tenderness and redness.


Treatments to help treat acne:


Acne is a personal skin concern that many people – teenagers and adults – deal with daily and there isn’t a one-treatment-wonder that works for everyone. It’s always best to book in for a free consultation and our experts can take a look and recommend a plan that’s tailored to you. Book a free consultation here.