Doctors call it acne vulgaris. Our patients call the facial spots, bumps, blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples that occur when hair follicles become plugged with oil everything from ‘painful’ to ‘annoying’ and ‘unsightly.’ With December just around the corner, we wanted to introduce you to five marvellous treatments that can soothe your spots and minimise their impact on your holiday plans.
1. Face & Body Cleanser
A clinical trial evaluating the effect of face washing on spots found significant improvement in acne lesions after washing. A mild cleanser such as Allmedic Active Face & Body Cleanser is loaded with alpha and beta hydroxyl acids. These acids weaken the ‘cellular glue’ that makes dead skin cells stick together, aiding in exfoliation and revealing healthy, younger skin cells. Another benefit is that this face and body cleanser is made without typical ingredients and fragrances known to irritate skin.
2. Exfoliating Scrub
When you wash away dirt, sweat, and make-up from your skin’s surface, you create a ‘clean slate’ from which to exfoliate away the dead skin cells that lead to breakouts. For a squeaky clean feeling, we recommend Allmedic Active Exfoliating Scrub as a daily scrub and/or weekly mask. Made with environmentally friendly castor oil-based beads, this clinical-grade scrub gently removes old flaky skin cells and allows new, healthy skin to emerge.
Because acne is associated with excess oil, you may think you’ve caused your acne by over-moisturising it. You’re innocent! In truth, moisturising your skin helps your body’s biggest organ retain moisture and stay hydrated. That’s a good thing! Aspect Dr Ultra Light Hydration Moisturiser is lightweight, oil-free, and just the thing for problematic, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. It’s formulated with vitamins C, B5, and E, rejuvenating peptides, and Canadian Willowherb Extract, a botanical antioxidant that soothes and comforts skin. It’s ideal for acneic skin that is also oily.
4. Skin Repair Cream
In addition to spots, acne can make skin dry with uneven skin tone and texture. Allmedic Skin Repair Cream exfoliates skin while also moisturising it, too. The cream is formulated with beta hydroxyl acid which penetrates deeper than alpha hydroxyl. Allmedic skin repair cream also contains salicylic acid to penetrate pores and exfoliate the pore lining. We recommend it for oily and acne-prone skin to control breakouts. This prescription-only skin repair cream can also be used as a mask for extra-deep cleaning and hydration.
5. Anti-Irritating Concealer & Foundation
You don’t want to mask a skin imperfection only to have the ingredients in your concealer trigger a new acne flare-up. Synergie Minerals Concealer contains soothing antioxidants like Argan oil and Vitamin E, as well as titanium dioxide to provide UVA/B protection and prevent future damage. It pairs perfectly with the Synergie Minerals Mineral Protection Kit. The kit offers a broad-spectrum foundation, a setting and hydrating spritz, and includes a special brush for a perfect flawless finish.
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You’ll be amazed at how much improvement you can achieve in your skin between now and December. Visit the Austin Clinic online shop anytime for safe browsing by:
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