“The teen years can be filled with angst – the last thing you need is troubled skin. “

Read more to know how to have that healthy glowing skin!

WHY DO WE GET BREAKOUT?

There are many underlying reasons for acne breakouts, but most pimples are caused by fluctuations in hormone levels. During puberty, the increase in androgens (male hormones) causes the adrenal glands to go into overdrive. This triggers the production of sebum within the sebaceous glands. The more sebum produced, the easier it is for hair follicles to become clogged. When the follicle becomes blocked, oil can’t leave the pore, collecting dead skin cells that would have otherwise sloughed off and hanging onto bacteria called p. acnes. These hormonal fluctuations can arise at other times in life, including menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

Genetics can also play a role in the frequency and severity of your acne breakouts, along with certain daily habits. From cleansing routines to diet choices, using the wrong products to smoking, there are many factors behind pimples and other acne blemishes.

TREATMENTS

Depending on the severity of your breakout and whether your skin is oily, sensitive or dry will determine which treatments would be best.

LED Light Therapy with the blue light is ideal for a  breakout and acne skin as it kills the Acne P bacteria that causes breakout and acne. It reduces redness and inflammation for a  clearer, less irritated skin.

Oxygen Enzyme Peel helps to detoxify, decongest and kill acne forming bacteria and is ideal on a more sensitive breakout skin.

Purity Peel is the ultimate peel for an oily, acne skin to cut through excess oil and decongest the skin.

HOMECARE

Using products at home every day with active ingredients is essential to treat and control breakout skin.

Cleansers are essential to treat breakout and keep the skin and pores clean.  Try Aspect Dr Deep Clean or Clear Cleanser (in the Clear skin pack) as they contain AHA’s and BHA’s.

Serums are the key to control breakout skins. Look for ones containing Salicylic Acid to unclog and clear the breakout. Clear Toner (in the Clear skin pack) with Salicylic, works to remove excess oil, without stripping and drying the skin out whilst clearing breakout, blackheads, and acne.

Oil-free moisturisers and sun protection must be used daily to hydrate and protect the skin. Clear Lotion (in the Clear skin pack) will hydrate, nourish and protect the skin without adding excess oil. Use with Aspect SPF 50 for high, oil-free UVA and UVB protection.