Acne / Oily Skin
What is acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions we see at the clinic with nearly 85% of us experiencing it at some point in our lives. The condition is typically categorised into two main types: non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne.
What Causes Non - Inflammatory Acne?
Non-Inflammatory acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with excess sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells. As skin cells regenerate, old cells slough off and if these dead skin cells aren’t flushed from the pores and manage to combine with sweat and oil, they can become trapped. This acne often appears as blackheads or whiteheads on the skin's surface.
What Causes Inflammatory Acne?
Inflammatory acne is caused by the imbalance of androgen and oestrogen hormones. It usually presents as Papules, Pustules, Nodules and Cysts on the skin. It is often sore to touch and more difficult to treat often leaving behind permanent scars.
The severity of each type of acne can differ from person to person, as can the treatment options.
Oily skin types are very common in fact, many of our clients are not aware of how oily their skin is until after an Observ520 skin analysis. While there are undoubtedly benefits from the natural oils produced by our skin, over production can lead to congestion. Skin which is congested results in a number of problems such as blackheads, enlarged pores and a dull, lifeless appearance.
How do you treat oily skin?
If you have oily skin, it is essential that you are regularly cleansing and exfoliating your skin. We have a number of treatments such as medical skin peels and dermaplaning which give the skin a deep cleanse to unclog pores and brighten the skin. Another important step for you to take is to make sure you are using the right products, if you are unsure of what products to use the best thing to do is to book in for an Observ Skin Analysis and allow one of our aesthetic therapists to assess the skin and recommend the right products for your skin.