Acne & Breakouts
Clear Your Acne and Control Breakouts
The Clearskincare Acne Solution delivers the critical ingredients that will help control acne and breakouts to restore the appearance of your skin to its clear, healthy state.
The Clearskincare Acne Solution -
- Clearskincare Gel Cleanser
- Clearskincare Smooth Skin 8%
- Clearskincare Microdermabrasion Cream with Glycolic Acid
- Clearskincare Easy Squeeze
- Clearskincare Sunscreen oil free SPF30 broadspectrum
The Clearskincare Acne Solution uses a glycolic Gel Cleanser and clinical strength 8% glycolic cream - our Smooth Skin 8% and Microdermabrasion cream with glycolic acid, to break the acne cycle by removing excess sebum and skin cells and open blocked skin pores to control breakouts. The Easy Squeeze, a unique compact blackhead and pimple extractor, uses downward pressure to remove the contents of even the most hardened blackheads and pimples. Our oil free SPF30 broadspectrum Sunscreen is designed for acne & breakout prone skin to protect sensitive new healing skin from the sun.
Our goal is to deliver you CLEAR SKIN and to keep it CLEAR.
- Clearskincare Acne Solution; and
- Clearskincare Salicylic 8% Skin Peel (excellent for very oily & adult acne)
Clearskincare Red Cover BB Cream conceals the red brown pigmented scarring from breakouts. This unique formulation blends to your skin tone no matter what your skin colour.
Moderate to severe acne treatment needs be supervised by trained professionals. We recommend clients with moderate to severe acne contact their nearest Clearskincare Clinic to obtain an individual Acne Treatment Programme and access Dr McCaffery's Acne Treatment which permanently eliminates the cause of acne & breakouts. At Clearskincare, we offer effective and affordable Acne Treatment programmes. All our Acne Treatment programmes are medically supervised and use treatments and products that have been proven to be effective by independent clinical research.
For further information on any of our Acne products or programmes, please contact your closest Clearskincare Clinic.
More information on Acne:
Acne affects up to 80% teenage to mid 20s young adults and up to 20% of older adults.
Acne is caused by an excessive production of sebum and skin cells. Sebum is a wax that keeps the skin waterproof. It is produced by the sebaceous glands, which are attached to the hair follicles in our skin. Sebum travels from the sebaceous glands up to the skin via our skin pores.
For reasons not yet completely understood, acne prone skin produces too many skin cells. These extra skin cells mix with sebum and block up the pores in our skin. Because sebum is still being produced, it builds up behind the blockage. This causes swelling, which can then burst out into the surrounding layers of skin. This causes inflammation - pain, redness, and swelling. Bacteria can invade, infecting this inflammed area and pus can form.
Acne causes different types of sores and blemishes in the skin. Acne sufferers may have one or more of the following:
- Blackheads - these are a collection of dead cells and sebum blocking the pore (the blackness is not dirt, but oxidized sebum).
- Whiteheads - sebum is building up behind the blockage causing a lump, which is covered by a thin layer of skin. The sebum stays white as it has had no contact with air.
- Papules - the sebum has broken out into the layers beneath the surface of the skin and caused inflammation, so it appears as painful reddish lumps.
- Pustules - the inflammation has turned into pus and broken through the skin to form the classic yellow 'pimple'.
- Cysts & Nodules - these are painful lumps caused by inflammation in the skin.
- Open Sores - usually pimples that have been scratched or picked.
- Scars - skin depressions, sometimes darkened, left after large pustules (sometimes even small pimples) have healed.
The sebaceous glands are controlled by our sex hormones. The oestrogens (female sex hormones) suppress the sebaceous glands, whereas the androgens (male sex hormones) stimulate them. Males and females have both types of sex hormones.
During our teen years the levels of sex hormones rise rapidly, this is the reason why acne is more common in teenagers. Acne tends to be worse in young males but can be more persistent in females.
Adult acne may often be the result of a hormonal imbalance in females, and it is important to have this investigated by your doctor, particularly if you have other symptoms of a hormonal imbalance such as irregular periods and/or excess body hair.
Acne can also be caused by taking extra hormones, in the form of anabolic steroids, corticosteroid medication and some hormone treatments.
Acne is best treated by controlling its causes, excessive sebum and skin cell production.
Mild acne is best treated with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) such as glycolic and salicyic acids, to control excessive sebum and exfoliating treatments to remove excessive skin cells and stop them blocking the skin pores. Clearskincare uses glycolic acid in our Gel Cleanser and Smooth Skin 8%. We recommend adding our 2% Salicylic Toner if your skin is very oily.
If you would like more information about acne and acne scar treatment follow this link to the blog.