Lifestyle | How To Treat Acne

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No matter how much we hate it, Acne is something that most of us have to deal with on a daily basis. It can come in many forms and unfortunately can cause quite a few other problems for sufferers as well. Lack of confidence is a massive thing among people who have acne; I only suffered from mild acne when I was a little younger, but even for me, it dropped my self-confidence dramatically and I used to sit before school trying to cover my spots as much as I could just to feel like people couldn’t see them as much. Even now, I only rarely get a couple of spots but I always feel the need to cover them as much as I can. I guess there’s a kind of stigma around spots that you’re dirty if you have them and especially if you have a lot. It’s really not the case, most people suffer with acne, whether it’s mild or very severe and it’s not just teens either, as stereo-typically portrayed. Acne is one of the most wide spread and persistent skin conditions with up to 80% of 11-30 year old  people affected.

As I mentioned above, I suffered with mild acne when I first hit puberty (never thought I’d be writing that word on my blog) and when it came to ‘that’ time of the month, my skin always got that little bit worse. I used to just apply a bit of Savlon to the problem areas, but being a teenager and wanting her spots gone, I also used to squeeze until there was nothing left. It got to the point where there would be no in between and my acne would just continue month round. I was quite lucky in the fact that I only had a mild case of acne, but as a young girl I still struggled. As I got older, I began trying every lotion and potion I could to try and get rid of them, but nothing was a permanent fix. I started with face masks, black head removers, cleansing bead scrubs and night creams, but nothing really kept them away for long and a lot of them could cause other side effects such as redness and dryness.

Sk:n is a leading Skin Clinic offering non-surgical treatments across the UK widely known for their acne treatments. After a first consultation, the specialists at Sk:n recommend the best treatments for your skin type to help prevent acne in the future. They offer a range of Skin Peels from light, to medium, to deep for varying levels of prevention. The light skin peels start by exfoliating the top layer of skin and getting rid of unwanted dead skin cells.They’re best for acne, blackheads, clogged pores and most varieties of skin types, including sensitive skin. Moving up to the Medium peels, these peels ‘penetrate’ the upper and middle layers of skin and can help acne (including acne scarring), clogged pores, blackheads, white heads and even over oily skin and lastly there is the Deep Peels which penetrate the upper and lower layers of skin; they focus on rejuvenating the skin and are mainly for acne scarring and signs of ageing. Peels like these are for more of a ‘permanent’ fix, even though there is no cure. The peels are a method of prevention and even though as a one-off they do cost, it may well be worth it for you if you have a more severe case of acne.
(Information on their Skin Peels can be found here: link)

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Although they are non-surgical, Skin Peels still wouldn’t really be the one for me when I had mild acne. I don’t think for the acne that I had, it would have been the first option for me and I’m guessing that for many people my age or below, skin peels won’t be their first option either. Luckily, Sk:n clinic also have a range of their own cleansing and preventing products that could help. Their Anti-Blemish and Cleansing skincare range has a starting price of £10.50 and have products that compliment each other to clear your skin. Their main aim with these products is to exfoliate the skin and remove any bacteria and dead skin cells, unclogging the pores and reducing the production of acne. Personally, I’d have loved to have tried some of these products when I suffered more with acne as they are specialised for sensitive skin and not damaging the skin as they work.
(You can find their products for sale, here)

Luckily my acne cleared up on its own (after many years of battle) but I know that for some people, it’s just not as easy. Have any of you heard of Sk:n or tried any of their treatments or products before?
Let me know in the comments, I’d love to know what’s helped you best with treating your acne.

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  1. February 18, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    There used to be a Skin near me, but I don't know if there is any more. I had mild acne, but squeezed my spots so much I've been left with so many scars. They've become much more of a problem! The peels are all completely out of my price range, but I might get a free consultation and see what products they recommend – I didn't know they did products so thanks for letting me know!

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