Acne is an embarrassing skin condition that usually occurs during our teenage years. Sadly, it can also occur as we get older. This happens for a number of reasons. Below we explore how acne is defined, why women may suffer from acne and the various treatment options that are available.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that can include the appearance of blackheads, whiteheads, pustules and pimples. It usually appears on the face, but can also be present on the back and shoulders. Breakouts can be restricted to a few pimples or they can be large and involve painful spots that can then lead to scarring and changes in skin pigmentation.
Why do some women get acne?
There are a number of reasons for developing acne. Hormonal imbalances are one reason, along with the oral contraceptive pill. Dietary intolerances are also another reason and stress that produces an increase in cortisol levels can also lead to acne.
Facial treatments to tackle acne
Although there is no cure for acne, there are a number of facial treatments that can help with this condition depending upon its severity. Below we take a look at some treatment options that may be able to help you.
A clay mask is hugely beneficial when you have a mild acne breakout. Its deep cleaning properties not only nourish the skin but can help to soothe and improve blood flow, reduce inflammation and cleanse the skin.
Over time, skin peels can help to improve the appearance of your skin. They work by gently exfoliating the skin and allowing it to heal itself. Skin peels are also useful when there is mild skin scarring.
Intense Pulse Light therapy
This treatment option can help to create a clearer complexion and reduce redness. The targeted light can help to eradicate bacteria in pores, helping to cleanse your skin.
Here at the Medskin Clinic, we offer a range of treatments that can help you when you suffer from acne. To learn more about our range of skin peels and facial treatments, please do get in touch via phone, email or call in and see us at one of our clinics in the Nottingham, Chesterfield, Derby and Sheffield areas.