Eight Acne Myths & Treatments You Should Know

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Acne Treatments at Simply Skin Laser Clinic Oldham

Eight Acne Myths & Treatments You Should Know

Acne Myth 1: You can’t wear make-up if suffering from acne.

Some make-up can irritate your acne,  the best make up would ideally be mineral based but obviously if the individual is self conscious and would like a heavier coverage we would suggest something called Lycogel Breathable Foundation. It has a 30spf, is waterproof and it has anti-inflammatory properties so it will calm sore spots.

Acne Myth 2: Sunscreen can aggravate your acne.

Usually sun creams are very oily and greasy and of course should be avoided by acne suffers or even people with oily skin. Heliocare offer an amazing oil-free range which would be perfect for your skin, ask us about our fantastic range when you visit our clinic.

Acne Myth 3: Stress causes acne.

Our bodies react to stress in a number of ways such as loosing weight, putting on weight, skin breakouts. Although this is true for some it is not the same for every acne sufferer.

Acne Myth 4: Eating chocolate can give you acne.

Some studies have shown that products containing milk may influence acne due to the hormones and bacteria in the milk. It’s true that it may be a good idea to rule out dairy and see if helps, but the facts based on this theory are not very strong.

Acne Myth 5: You have acne because you’re not washing enough.

This is a horrid misconception that is placed upon people with acne. In actual fact acne suffers tend to wash their face too much, which can actually dry the skin and impair the barrier and then lead to more spots or sore and sensitive skin. Washing twice a day is ideal.

Acne Myth 6: Acne will go away by itself over time.

Salicylic acid is a highly recommended for the treatment of acne, it can be found in a variety of acne products including cleansers, lotions, peels and more. Medication may also be necessary in some cases as Acne is very complex. The choice of treatment will be based on a number of factors including time suffered, age and lifestyle.

Acne Myth 7: Acne is just a cosmetic problem.

Acne can develop at any age and the specific cause is still unknown, but left untreated it can result in scaring which can significantly effect your confidence. We understand how acne can effect your life and that’s why we always recommend seeking knowledgable and caring treatment.

Acne Myth 8: Adults can’t get acne.

This isn’t true. Many adults complain about getting acne in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. The acne doesn’t look the same way however and is usually around the chin and appears like hard lumps under the skin, but this is still acne.

Acne should not be left untreated as it may lead scarring which can be very difficult to treat in the future as well as causing unhappiness to the sufferer.

At Simply Skin Oldham we offer free Acne consultations to assess your needs and together will tailor a treatment plan just for you.

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Acne Case Study – How Salicyclic Peels help me manage my acne

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Salicyclic Peels at Simply Skin Oldham

I have suffered with acne and oily skin since my early teens & have tried almost every antibiotic, hormonal contraception and topical treatment prescribed by my GP, but found these weren’t a long term solution. I am aware there is no known cure for acne but I find that the salicyclic peels really do help to maintain my skin.

My Treatment at Simply Skin Oldham

When the peel was first applied it felt quite warm then became gradually more stingy. After about 2-3 minutes it did begin to calm down and became more bearable.

Immediately post treatment my face was noticeably red, however I was reassured that this was normal. A soothing hydrating gel was applied along with SPF 50 and I stayed in the clinic for about 30 minutes.

Before being discharged home it had calmed down a lot. I was told to keep moisturising the area and not to apply make up for 24 hours.

The Healing Process

The next day I woke up and to be honest I did not notice any major difference, my skin felt tighter but appeared the same.

Day 2 – My face felt very tight in the morning and a little more dry – I decided not to apply make up but instead moisturised with the B5 gel every few hours (It was Christmas day so luckily my family are used to seeing my bare face!)

Day 3 – The peeling has started. I noticed around my glabella, nasolabial folds and temples that my skin was beginning to flake. I did try not to touch it and continued to hydrate

Day 4 – The peeling was all over my face today and felt a bit tender in some areas. I applied a thick layer of CU3 cream and continued to enjoy the festivities!

Day 5 – The peeling was still quite bad so I continued to hydrate with CU3 and B5 gel.

Day 6 – Back to work! The peeling was very mild today which I was glad about as I don’t like going to work without make up on. My skin felt so much smoother, fresher and I hadn’t had an outbreak.

If you are an acne sufferer I would highly recommend trying salicyclic peels at the Simply Skin Clinic in Oldham – Leisha, District Nurse, Manchester