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Wedding Skin Prep Tips!

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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SKIN TREATMENTS
SKINCARE
Wedding prep

With ceremonies postponed over the past few years, wedding season is finally on the horizon with an abundance of blushing brides waiting for their big day. So if you’re a bride-to-be, we’ve curated the ultimate guide to help you prep your skin and get camera ready in time for the celebrations. 

 

12 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

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It may seem extreme having a consultation a year in advance however this is the best time to start thinking about any concerns you want to tackle or treatments you want to try before your wedding day. So whether you want to delve into the world of injectables or invest in a tailored skincare plan, our experts at DestinationSkin can advise on the best time to start and how many sessions you may need to achieve your desired results.  

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Invest in a good skincare routine

It’s never too early to invest in a good skincare routine to get smooth, glowing skin in time for your wedding. Not only will this help to combat your skincare concerns, it will also ensure your makeup application is seamless, helping it last all day and night. Our experts will be able to create a personalised AM and PM skincare routine you can use to get your skin in its best condition. You can shop best-selling brands including Medik8 and SkinCeuticals directly from our clinics or over on The Skin Experts.

 

9 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Trying injectables for the first time 

If you’re considering injectables such as dermal fillers or anti-ageing injectables ahead of your big day, we recommend trying them at least 9 months in advance. This way you can discuss your goals with our experts ensuring you get the best results. Giving yourself enough time also gives you the chance to have any top-ups and let side effects such as bruising go down. Here at DestinationSkin we have a range of injectable treatments to help you look and feel your best. These include Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Profhilo®, Tear Trough, Anti-Sweat Injections. Not sure what treatment you want? Discover the difference between two of our most popular treatments Profhilo® and Dermal Fillers here.

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Laser hair removal 

Not having to worry about rashes and razor burn is important for many when it comes to their wedding. With summer coming up you can take the stress away from your big day with our range of full body Laser Hair Removal Packages that you can read more about here. Using highly concentrated beams of light to destroy the hair follicle, the treatment leaves you with silky smooth skin without the need to worry about bumps and ingrown hairs. For optimum results we recommend a course of 6-8 sessions. Discover more about the popular procedure here.

 

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6 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Chemical Skin Peels 

If you suffer from skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation and rosacea, now is the perfect time to start a course of skin peels to help transform your complexion. Here’s a few of our most popular: 

For brighter, brilliant skin:

Obagi Radiance Peel® – suitable for sensitive skin types and reveals beautifully younger-looking skin. This is a salicylic acid peel that works to improve overall complexion and promote a smoother, brighter and firmer disposition.

For sensitive skin:

Epionce Lite Refresh Peel – can help to target sun damage, acne, redness and blemishes. It contains 30% malic acid and 5% salicylic acid (the ultimate skin exfoliators) to boost new skin cell production to restore an even complexion that looks younger and smoother than before.

For acne-prone skin:

Medik8 peel before and after

Medik8 Clarity Peel ­– decreases active acne lesions and acne formation. Works to rapidly bring blemishes under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future breakouts. This is the peel to try if your skin seems to be resistant to most skincare products and you feel like nothing works to alleviate your breakouts.

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3 Months Before Your Wedding

 

Book In Your Makeup Trial 

For many brides a makeup trial is one of the most important parts of wedding prep. So whether you’re doing your glam yourself or getting a pro to help, we recommend having your trial 3 months in advance, this way you have plenty of time to try a range of styles and make any changes. This is also where investing in a good skincare routine is key, giving your the perfect canvas for makeup application.

 

1 Month Before Your Wedding

 

Injectable top-ups 

Although everyone’s skin is different, we recommend going for your final injectable treatments 1 month before your wedding. This way you can be sure that the product has settled into your skin and any bruising has faded, making you picture perfect for the big day!

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HydraFacial

Hydrafacial before and after

Get a signature glow ahead of the celebration with our best-selling HydraFacial. Using a patented six step technology, our HydraFacials work to cleanse, extract, exfoliate, stimulate and detoxify your skin. This rejuvenating treatment will leave you with visible results as well as restoring brightness and improving overall skin tone and texture. Click here to discover the skin loving benefits of a HydraFacial.

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We hope this guide has helped you with all of your beauty preparations for your big day ahead. Book a FREE consultation with us today to get started! 


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Why Hyaluronic Acid Is So Effective!

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Ellie Taylor
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BRIGHTENING
DERMAL FILLER
Profhilo
SKINCARE

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan present in connective tissue throughout the body. Glycosaminoglycans are polysaccharides, which are lengthy unbranched carbohydrates or sugars.

It is the key component that provides your skin structure and gives it that plump, hydrated appearance. It plays an essential function in wound healing and declines with age, making us more prone to sagging and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in the Profhilo procedure, the first injectable hyaluronic acid-based skin treatment. It’s a skin-rejuvenation therapy that leaves you with a beautiful, glowing complexion. Continue reading to learn further about hyaluronic acid and why it’s much more than just a fad ingredient.

 

Hyaluronic Acid Injection

Hyaluronic acid injections are a type of temporary dermal filler. It is naturally present throughout the body, with the largest concentrations found in the joints, eyes, and skin. HA draws water into the skin, allowing it to become more hydrated.

The fat, muscles, bone, and skin in our faces begin to thin as we age; this loss of volume causes the face to appear sunken or sagging and fine lines, creases, folds, and thin lips. Injectable HA treats these and adds structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are instantly noticeable.

It can also be used more like a high-performance injectable moisturiser than a filler. Profhilo (the treatment name for HA injections) is most typically used on the face and neck, where wrinkles and drooping skin are most visible. However, it can be utilised whenever tighter, younger-looking skin is needed.

 

What’s The Difference Between Dermal Fillers And Hyaluronic Acid Injections?

The treatment process and final results differentiate Hyaluronic Acid Injections from dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injectable facial fillers that provide instant plumping. They are typically used on specific parts of the face, such as the lips, cheeks, and jaw, to contour and restore volume to sunken and depressed areas. They are also used to prevent the formation of wrinkles (such as those on the forehead) and as a jowl filler.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections, on the other hand, do not volumise when injected into the skin and instead function to revitalise and moisturise your complete appearance rather than changing specific areas.

Profhilo is popular because it gives a fresh, natural appearance while softening fine lines and wrinkles, unlike dermal fillers. So the advantage is that you don’t look to be ‘done.’ Click here to read all the areas that you can have profhilo.

 

How Often Can You Get Hyaluronic Acid Injections?

In general, you should plan on returning every 6 months. While some people prefer more regular treatments, not wanting to wait for their lines or wrinkles to reappear completely before seeking further treatment, others may be able to wait seven or even nine months between treatments.

 

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work?

The skin advantages of hyaluronic acid are due to its molecular weight and concentration. The molecular weight of a HA molecule refers to its mass or how big it is. This is measured in unified atomic mass units, also known as daltons or kDa for short.

According to the most recent human studies, HA between 50 to 1,000 kDa is the most useful for skin, with around 130 kDa being the best. Anything higher won’t make a significant difference. Anything less than that may cause irritation.

When you look at the research, you’ll notice a pattern, they discovered that therapy with 130 kDa HA was the most effective after one month, increasing skin elasticity by 20%. After 60 days, both the 50 and 130 kDa groups showed a significant reduction in wrinkle depth and skin roughness.

There is always some risk to any cosmetic procedure; make sure you consult an experienced professional before going ahead with your treatment.

At DestinationSkin, our medically qualified Doctors and Nurses specialise in obtaining natural-looking results by enhancing your skin and creating a beautifully balanced face. Book a FREE consultation with us.

 

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Which Vitamin C serum is right for me?

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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BRIGHTENING
SKINCARE
VITAMIN C

To celebrate National Vitamin C Day on April 4th, we’ve partnered up with leading skincare brand SkinCeuticals, bringing you everything you need to know about the magic skincare ingredient. From the boast of benefits to the type of serum that’s right for you, carry on reading to see why you need to incorporate Vitamin C into your beauty regime.

 

Why do you need to use a Vitamin C serum?

Skin is naturally built for repair, but factors in daily life like exposure to sun and pollution generate free radicals – unstable molecules that can damage and prematurely age skin. Daily topical use of pure Vitamin C, an antioxidant our bodies do not naturally produce, is the gold standard for environmental protection.

However, Vitamin C must be properly formulated for optimal absorption into skin. Skinceuticals founding scientist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell established and patented the first Vitamin C formulation parameters (known as the Duke Patent Parameters) for ensuring effective absorption and efficacy within skin:

1. Pure vitamin C
2. In a high concentration of 10-20%
3. At a low pH (<3.5)

SkinCeuticals vitamin C serums are backed by 30 years of antioxidant research and demonstrated efficacy in independent, in-vivo (live skin) clinical studies, to deliver advanced environmental protection and targeted visible results.

 

Which Vitamin C serum is right for me?

From brightening your complexion to improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Vitamin C can help a multitude of skincare concerns, but which Vitamin C serum is right for you? We’ve picked out some of our favourites from SkinCeuticals to help you on your journey towards healthier, happier skin.

 

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum – Targets visible signs of ageing

This daytime Vitamin C antioxidant delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, dry, combination
SKIN CONCERN – Fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness
KEY INGREDIENTS – 15% Pure Vitamin C, 0.5% Ferulic Acid, 1% Vitamin E

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic features a combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage. This topical antioxidant serum neutralises free radicals, while C E Ferulic improves signs of photo-damage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness.

Key Benefits

  • Helps to reinforce skin’s natural protection against free radicals
  • Neutralises free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin
  • Visible anti-ageing benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of lines and wrinkles Ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin
  • Excellent complement to sunscreen for enhanced protection
  • Fast absorbing serum

 

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Serum – Minimises discolouration

Phloretin CF is a powerful antioxidant face serum featuring a patented combination of 2% Phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, oily, combination
SKIN CONCERN – Discoloration, uneven skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS – 10% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) 2% Phloretin, 0.5% Ferulic Acid

This topical ferulic acid serum provides advanced protection against environmental damage and neutralises free radicals. Phloretin CF helps to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and improves skin tone, for a brighter looking complexion.

Key Benefits

  • Helps to reinforce skin’s natural protection against free radicals
  • Refines texture for a smooth and more uniform skin tone
  • Paraben-free and ideal for normal, oily, combination, and ageing skin types
  • Excellent complement to sunscreen for enhanced protection

 

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF Serum – Improves the appearance of blemishes

Silymarin CF is a powerful vitamin C triple antioxidant serum formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin.

SKIN TYPE – Normal, oily, combination
SKIN CONCERN – Oiliness, blemishes
KEY INGREDIENTS – 15% L-Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C Antioxidant), 0.5% Salicylic Acid, 0.5% Ferulic Acid, 0.5% Silymarin

The result of six years of research and development, this lightweight formula helps reduce oil oxidation, control excess sebum and improve the appearance of blemishes and signs of ageing. It provides environmental protection for oily, blemish-prone skin and fights against visible skin ageing.

Key Benefits

  • Clinically proven to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%*
  • Improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 24%**
  • Reduces excess sebum/oil by up to 15%***
  • Reduces oiliness by up to 15%***

 

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How And Why You Should Adjust Your Skincare As You Age

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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AGEING
SKINCARE

It’s important to feel comfortable in your skin no matter what your age as it can have a huge impact on your confidence. By introducing a good skincare regime at a younger age you can help prevent problems from arising later down the road, but there’s no need to be put off if it’s taken you longer to understand what your skin needs and when.

We sat down with Dr Toni Philips, Group Clinical Director at DestinationSkin as she shares her insight on skincare for all ages and budgets.

“As we age, the structure of our skin changes due to the normal ageing process but also other factors such as illness, medication, stress levels and lifestyle habits. Changes in the skin structure can mean that the skin doesn’t function in a balanced way, leading to issues such as redness, pigmentation and break outs along with visible signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles. To maintain plump, glowing, hydrated and clear skin, a proper skincare routine is needed using the correct support products.”

 

So, how should we be adjusting our skincare?

Dr Toni explains, “The goal when maintaining youthful looking skin is always to boost new collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and other proteins such as GAGs (glycosaminoglycans), whilst preventing their early breakdown.”

Under the age of 25, it is all about supporting the health of your skin cells. As we get older, we become aware of a loss of firmness and glow, so more corrective products are required. If there has been significant ageing or sun damage, then a program of in-clinic treatments may also be needed.

 

What does this mean for each age group?

Under 25 years, the focus is on understanding your skin type and cleansing the correct way. Using a daily (or twice daily) antioxidant with a quality SPF30 + will be enough to support your skin. If you have a specific problem such as acne, rosacea (redness) or hyperpigmentation (uneven brown patches) then it’s worth speaking to a skin care expert who can advise the best way to bring back the balance and optimal health of your skin.

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For those aged between 25-35 years there will be some loss of collagen, elastin and other building blocks of the skin structure, however, the key product is still a good antioxidant after proper cleansing. Using a peptide-rich product daily will help to maintain the plumpness and glow of the skin.

If you’re 35-45 years this is the time to begin using a retinol product in the evening. Oily skin types will tolerate every night, but all other skin types only need to use it 2-3x per week. Retinol is a proven collagen booster, and also plays a role in preventing pigmentation.

For those 45+ years if you are fortunate to have good skin (or you have looked after it well as above) then it’s all about maintenance of good collagen levels, supporting elastin and boosting natural hyaluronic acid production. To do this use a daily skin care routine involving all the products as above, with expert advice on particular cleansers for your skin type. A great addition would also be a nightly glycolic acid product to speed up exfoliation rates, leading to glowing skin.

And finally, for the 50+ I’d recommend the same regime but with a regular program of in-clinic skin treatments such as peels or anti-ageing injectable treatments that will give an extra level of support to slow down the ageing process so the skin still looks bright, plump and glowing.”

Click here to read more on how fillers can treat fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Sounds great! But, what if my budget is limited?

On a tight budget you only need 3 or 4 products: a good cleanser for your skin type; a quality antioxidant (Vitamin C), SPF and a retinol if you are over 35.

If your budget allows, the skin care routine and products above still stand, but investing more in an antioxidant will give faster and better results. There are products available combining retinol and glycolic acid (for dry skin) or salicylic acid (for combination/oily skin) which do 2-3 steps in one. Seeing a skin care expert for some in-clinic treatments is always a great way to look after your skin.

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Everything you need to know about Acne Treatments

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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ACNE MYTHS
SKIN TREATMENT
SKINCARE

Here at DestinationSkin we want to help you feel confident in the skin you’re in. We know acne can have a huge impact on your physical and mental wellbeing, so we offer a range of tailored treatments to help combat your concerns along with our trusted experts who will help you on your journey to a happy, healthy complexion. Carry on reading to find out all you need to know about acne and the acne treatments we offer.

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What is acne and what are the types?

Acne is an inflammatory condition of the skin involving the sebaceous glands. Acne commonly presents during adolescence when circulating levels of androgens (a type of hormone) cause an increase in the amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands. This increase in sebum can cause hair follicle blockage, leading to inflammation and overgrowth of the normal bacteria that colonise the skin. This process is responsible for the characteristic skin lesions presenting on the face, back, trunk and upper arms.

 

The types

There are a variety of ways that acne can appear on the skin, ranging from small clogged pores (whiteheads or blackheads), to red, swollen cystic nodules.

  • Comedones (or white/blackheads) – sebum and dead skin cells block the follicle. If the comedone is closed (covered by a thin sheet of skin cells), a whitehead is formed. If the comedone is open, a blackhead is formed.
  • Papules or pustules – as the hair follicle continues to remain blocked, the sebaceous gland continues to produce sebum which causes pressure to build up and inflammation to worsen. This causes the characteristic redness and swelling associated with a spot.
  • Cysts – As pustules become larger and inflammation worsens, the lesions can coalesce to form cysts.

 

How to get rid of acne

Traditionally, acne treatment has centred around topical creams and lotions and systemic antibiotic therapy. Whilst these treatments provide solutions for many, recent technological advancements and improved understanding of acne have paved the way for more effective treatment methods with fewer side effects.

 

Chemical peels

Chemical peel treatments can be used as a skin resurfacing method by exfoliating the epidermis and leaving a refreshed and renewed appearance. Chemical peels work by breaking down keratin that is blocking the follicle, decreasing sebum production and reducing inflammation.

Our range of chemical peels at DestinationSkin include several options that are suitable for acne-prone skin that are designed to help improve the appearance of spots as well as acne scars. Read more about chemical peels at DestinationSkin here.

 

Microdermabrasion and microneedling

Microneedling involves the use of tiny sterile needles to create micropunctures in the skin to stimulate the wound healing process in the dermis without causing significant damage to the epidermis. The wound healing process causes an increase in the amount of growth factors in the skin. These growth factors act to increase the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis.

Similarly, microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of the epidermis, upregulates the wound healing process and increases collagen density in the dermis.

Both treatment methods are effective methods of treating acne scarring and microdermabrasion can also provide a deep exfoliation through the use of microcrystals. Click here to read more about both treatments.

 

How long does acne last?

Although acne is common during adolescence, the condition can often continue into the thirties and beyond. Acne can persist in individuals who are affected by other medical conditions including polycystic ovarian syndrome.

 

Can you get acne during adulthood?

In short, yes. Adult acne is a relatively common condition affecting around 20% of men and 8% of women. There can be hormonal imbalances associated with adult acne and some of those affected may have a genetic predisposition. Many of those with adult acne have a history of the condition since adolescence that may have either persisted or relapsed later on in life.

 

What are acne scars and how to get rid of them?

In acne, the inflammation associated with the papules, pustules and cysts leads to altered wound healing. During this process, collagen is produced and degraded, the dermal structure is altered, and scar tissue is formed.

Depending on the type and severity of acne scarring, treatment options range from microneedling and microdermabrasion to chemical peel and laser-based treatment options.

A consultation with an expert dermatological professional at DestinationSkin will enable you to create the ideal treatment plan to address your acne or acne scarring.

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Does stress cause breakouts? Common acne myths debunked

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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ACNE MYTHS
SKIN TREATMENT
SKINCARE

There’s a lot of information out there about acne. From tips from our parents, to old wives’ tales and home remedies. But how do we know what is true, and what really works in acne treatment?

Our Group Clinical Director, Dr Toni Phillips has taken a look at the most-googled acne questions, as well as common myths to help clear up both your skin and the facts….

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Q: How does acne form?

A: Acne is a condition which mainly involves the pilosebaceous gland. This is the oil gland in the skin that is attached to a hair follicle – which then appears at an opening in the skin. Acne is a condition where there is excessive sebum production from the oil gland, accompanied by inflammation and bacteria which leads to clogging up of the pores, producing a pimple.

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Q: Does acne run in families?

A: There is no one cause of acne. There can be a familial tendency in certain severe cases, but it’s not actually a genetic disease. Typically, hormonal influences can trigger the sebaceous glands to be more active than usual, causing acne.

 

Q: Can acne be caused by stress?

A: Stress doesn’t cause acne directly; however heightened levels of stress can cause the adrenal glands to go into overdrive. Adrenal glands are in charge of regulating stress and can stimulate sebaceous glands to secrete more sebum (oil). This excess oil can cause acne.

 

Q: Does chocolate cause acne?

A: There is little evidence that chocolate specifically causes acne. However certain diets can predispose an individual to acne, such as high milk and dairy intake or high calorie intake because these diets can encourage certain growth hormones that can stimulate the oil gland and when the oil gland is more active, acne tends to form.

 

Q: Why do I get acne on different areas of my face?

A: An interesting fact is that the sebaceous glands associated with acne, are a genetic remnant from the pre-historic days when humans had complete facial hair! Therefore, different areas can be affected by acne, and where it appears on the face comes down to the number of sebaceous units a person has in that area. Some people might have a very high number of sebaceous units on the cheek, so they may see more acne on the cheeks. The concentration, distribution, and activity of these sebaceous units varies from person to person. That’s why some people might suffer with acne more on their forehead compared to others who might have it more on the chest.

 

Q: Do topical treatments work for acne scarring?

A: Unfortunately, topical treatments are not particularly useful for most types of acne scarring. However, they do work for a subtype of acne scars, called macular scarring. This is essentially small patches of intense redness or pigmentation that is a very early form of scarring. Using Vitamin A preparation in all various concentrations and forms can help prevent acne scarring and in some mild cases reverse this macular type of scarring. However, for the atrophic scars, such as box scars, ice pick scars and rolling scars, the best treatments are slightly more invasive such as micro-needling; derma-stamping and injectable gels such as Profhilo.

 

Q: Does toothpaste work on pimples?

A: The myth of using toothpaste is really a cosmetic one. Applying toothpaste to a spot can quickly but temporarily reduce redness and swelling by drying it out, but it will not help to clear the spot. In fact, toothpaste can really irritate the skin. Typically, toothpaste contains ingredients such as alcohol menthol and hydrogen peroxide. These things all have the potential to dry out acne, but they also risk causing real irritation which in turn can lead to an overproduction of oils in the skin.

 

Q: Does my period cause acne?

A: When a woman is on her period, the hormonal changes can trigger your sebaceous glands to secrete more oil or what we call sebum, this can cause pores to block and result in a breakout of acne – this often occurs a few days before your period starts. When you’re having hormonal skin changes, usually making your skin oilier, you should wash your face regularly in the morning and evening, and even consider using a different cleanser containing Salicylic Acid (BHA) during those days. Make sure you reduce the chances of getting blocked pores, so remove makeup before going to bed.

 

Q: Does sweat cause acne?

A: Excessive levels of sweating from exercise for example, can lead to clogging up of the pores which can in turn affect people that are prone to acne. It can also trigger acne in milder forms for those that don’t have a pre-existing condition. That said, although sweat can negatively impact the skin, exercise is good because it increases the blood flow, which washes away the toxins, leading to more healthy skin. It also reduces the oxidative stress and counteracts the reactive oxygen species between the oxidative sweat, which is good for the skin.

 

Q: What ingredients should you look out for on acne products?

A: For more mild forms of acne that may appear on healthy skin, ingredients such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid in cleansers can certainly help. There are also some over the counter products that contain mild anti-inflammatory ingredients to help with the treatment and prevention of acne. The main ingredient in these is niacinamide, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which is becoming more popular in acne treatment.

To quickly clear up a new break-out, benzoyl peroxide is useful and will dry out spots and kill bacteria.

 

Q: Does the sun clear up acne?

A: Yes UVA/UVB rays can improve the appearance of acne by killing off the associated bacteria. However, UV is well known to cause sun damage effects on the skin so it is not recommended to rely on this method.

A much safer photo-dynamic therapy involves using red and blue light to kill bacteria and encourage skin repair, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is also useful to improve the redness and other discoloration caused by acne.

 

Dr Toni’s Top products to treat acne which can all be purchased in our nationwide clinics:

Cleansers – OBAGI Clenziderm or Dermaquest DermaClear BHA Cleanser

Correction – Dermaquest DermaClear Serum (day or night) or Dermaquest Retinol Brightening Serum (night only)

Protection – Heliocare 360 Dry Touch Gel SPF50 or Heliocare Mineral Tolerance SPF50

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