How to treat adult acne
How to treat adult acne
Adult acne : why
Adult acne is caused by the same things that cause teen acne: excess skin oil and bacteria. Breakout prone skins have 4-5x more cell production causing build up and clogging on the skin. Skin cells build-up is exacerbated as skin renewal rates slow with age. Adults tend to experience inflamed lesions along the jawline but can also be all over the skin, generally less oily compared to teens. The main factor of adult acne is changes in hormone levels. This then increase sebum production. Hormonal fluctuations, stress, and diet all likely play a role as well. Adult’s skins are slower to heal meaning inflamed lesions last longer and scarring is more significant.
What we can do at Winslow
Even though the main cause of adult acne is hormone changes, lifestyle factors like stress, poor diet, medication and poor product routine will play a role. The best thing to do is to have a consultation with a skin specialist to help understand your skin and make a plan to get to the bottom of it. We offer a range of professional grade products, treatments and lifestyle tips to help you better your skin.
Products play a very important role in keeping your skin clean and healthy, At Winslow we offer 2 different skin brands so the option is limitless! And we will be able to find something that suites your skin. You want to make sure when choosing products that you are looking at the ingredients and more importantly the quality of them. The main things you want to look for is a good foaming wash to make sure you are removing makeup and daily grime. A gentle exfoliator to help speed cell turnover and remove dead skin sitting on the surface. A targeted treatment with ingredients like salicylic acid, It penetrates pores to loosen clogged follicles by breaking apart dead skin cells. Finally a moisture that contains vitamin A is the best way to start caring for blemish prone skin.
Environ- very high end, results driven cosmetic product based on active ingredients that give optimum penetration that contains the maximum permissible level of vitamin A in a cosmetic product. I would recommend the Sebu Clear range which is packed full of salicylic acid, tee tree and vitamin A
Dermalogica- One of the best selling brands in the uk that offer a range of paraben free, cruelty free skincare that gives results. Multiple award winning products that offer from the most sensitive skins to teenage acne. I would recommend the clear start range- gentle enough for teens but packed full of highly active ingredients for adults to.
Makeup won’t be the main reason you are breaking out more than usual but you should defiantly check what quality of makeup you are putting onto the skin. Some cheaper makeup brands are commedogenic- meaning they will clog your pores leading to breakouts. You want to look for a high grade, clean mineral makeup brand that is non-commedogenic, talc free and paraben free. At Winslow we use Jane Iredale, a 100% clean, vegan, con-commedogenic and uses the highest-grade minerals also with antioxdiants and vitamins!
Doctors can prescribe medication if the breakout worsen. But this can sensitize the skin, making the skin red and dry. At Winslow we offer the Advanced Nutrition Programme. The supplements are plant based, they also use vitamins A,C,E and have no chemicals. Skin Accumax addresses problem skin from the inside out. Accumax contains a unique formula called DIM - a highly active, patented plan compound that actually comes from broccoli! Another reason to eat your 5 a day! This DIM helps to control hormone levels within the body, therefore reducing breakout activity. Whilst also controlling oil levels without dehydrating the skin.
We offer a huge range of treatments for breakouts here at Winslow! From exfoliating, resurfacing and calming!
Winslow Skincare’s Diamond Head Microdermabrasion from Carlton International is the ultimate exfoliation treatment. Perfect for those concerned with pigmentation, anti-ageing, acne marks and scars and general skin brightness and luminosity. Instant results after just one treatment. Microdermabrasion works by removing the top layer of dead skin cells that are sitting on your skin, Contributing to the appearance of congested and dull skin. Microdermabrasion removes the excess cells revealing your new healthy cells below. Great for clients suffering from blackheads, whiteheads and acne scars as it encourages the natural healing process of the skin and deeply exfoliates.
Dermalogica Pro Power Peel
Cell turnover slows dramatically as we age, from approximately 20 days in younger and middle-aged adults up to over 30 days in older adults. As this happens, it affects the skin’s appearance and texture in a variety of ways. From fine lines and wrinkles to acne and hyperpigmentation, chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to address these changes. they remove the skin’s outermost layers to stimulate cell renewal and cell turnover, improving skin’s texture and appearance.
- 2% Salicylic Acid a lipophilic BHA that penetrates comedones to help remove impaction plugs
- 10% Mandelic Acid (from Bitter Almonds) and 15% Malic Acid (From Apples) dissolve cellular glue and speed up cell turnover rate to help even skin tone
- Terpineol-Thymol Complex helps suppress sebum production and works with skin’s natural microbiome to kill breakout-causing bacteria in minutes