5 Things that Cause Your Skin to Age

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Growing older is a fact of life; with every passing day, each of us grows a little bit older, and sometimes wiser too, something that is completely out of our control. But is that such a bad thing? With age comes knowledge, experience and perspective that we don’t have in our younger years, and so in my opinion, getting older is not quite the end-of-the-world crisis situation that some people make it out to be.

Having said that, how you age, and how you take care of your skin as you age, is something that you do have control over, and maintaining healthy skin should be a priority for everyone.

Here’s our list of things that can damage your skin and cause premature ageing – some of them you can avoid, some of them you can’t, and some of them, you might not want to…

1. Photoageing:

Now this is the one you’ve probably heard a hundred times before, but it is still as true now as it ever was; spending time in the sun!

Exposure to UV is one of the biggest culprits for causing your skin to age (around 90% of the signs of ageing are caused by spending too much time out in the sun without sunscreen). The reason for this is that UV damages the elastin in the skin, causing it to sag, stretch and lose its ability to snap back after stretching, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. UVA rays reach deep into the dermis, damaging collagen fibres by forming abnormal amounts of elastin and increasing metalloproteinase production. Collagen begins to malfunction and decompose; incorrectly rebuilding the skin and forming wrinkles along the way, a process which is repeated every time the skin is exposed to UVA rays.

UV Light

UVb rays are what cause sunburn, and it’s been fairly easy to protect yourself from them with most sunscreens, but it’s UVa rays that cause premature ageing and can cause skin cancer, so making sure you’re protected from both is vital for both your skin and your health.

Exposure to sunlight can also result in excess pigmentation and ‘sun-spots’ when your skin overproduces melanin, the pigment colour in your skin that you naturally produce to protect you from the sun. There are two types of pigmentation: hypopigmentation, where patches of skin become lighter in colour compared to surrounding skin due to a depletion of melanin or melanocyte levels, and hyperpigmentation, where patches of the skin become darker, which occurs when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin.

Both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation are quite common and usually harmless, but studies have shown that having excess pigmentation, or uneven skin tone, can make you look up to 12 years older.

The answer is easy – and we’re not going to tell you to just stay indoors, or only go out at night! Wearing a sunscreen with a high UVa rating and SPF every day, as well as reapplying where necessary, is all you need to keep your skin protected. It’s a simple habit to get into, and once it’s a part of your daily routine, you probably won’t even think about it any more – and believe us, your skin will thank you for it.

Sunwards: Providing SPF 30 and outstanding UVa protection without irritation, Sunwards is the perfect choice for those with sensitive skin.

2. Free Radicals:

This is another cause of ageing that has been in the public spotlight a lot lately, but what exactly are free radicals, and why do they damage our skin?

Free radicals were once-healthy oxygen molecules that have now become overactive and unstable. There is a theory called the Free-Radical Theory of Ageing (FRTA) that states that organisms age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time – ever cut an apple in half and see how it turns brown? That’s the equivalent of what is happening to your skin. They are produced in various ways; from bodily functions and sun exposure as well as from high levels of toxic fumes and pollution in big cities, meaning we are all exposed to them every day. Smoking also causes free radicals meaning smokers will, therefore, develop more wrinkles than non-smokers – one puff of cigarette smoke emits 40,000 free radicals!

So what can you do about it? For a start, stopping smoking can be one of the best things you can do for your skin. If you don’t smoke though, the key to combatting free radicals is with antioxidants, such as Vitamins C and E, which you can either incorporate into your diet or use vitamin-rich products to treat your skin and keep it looking its best.

SkinVital®: our anti-ageing super serum contains 20% Vitamin C – 33% more than the leading competitor – to combat free radical ageing and damage

Orange

Keeping up a balanced, vitamin-rich diet can also be really beneficial – keep reading to find out more.

3. Collagen Production:

Collagen makes up around 75-80% of the skin’s dermis and is what makes your complexion firm, plump, and youthful, limiting the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy, slack, and crepe-like skin. If everything works as it should, our cellular collagen-making machines called fibroblasts continue to create new collagen, while your body also produces enzymes that break down the old or damaged collagen and carry it away, keeping your skin looking young and beautiful.

Unfortunately, production of this youth-preserving protein decreases as we age – roughly you start to produce 1% less collagen every year from when you’re in your 20’s, which is precisely why we say that there’s nothing wrong with starting to use anti-ageing products early on! Signs of ageing occur when the fibroblast cells that step in to repair damaged collagen fibres cannot complete their work, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.

Elephant

Elephants are very beautiful and wise creatures, but that doesn’t mean you want to have skin like one.

This is another case where you cannot turn back time; your body will continue to do its best to keep producing collagen but after a while, it can only do so much. That’s why we recommend investing in a product that will not only give your skin a collagen boost but also give your skin the tools it needs to create more collagen for itself, keeping you looking youthful.

Terproline® Contour – Offering your skin the building blocks to produce new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, to improve skin structure, appearance and tone.

4. Facial Muscle Contractions:

Some specific fine line and wrinkles, such as crows’ feet, frown lines, and furrows in your brow are caused by small, repeated muscle contractions from your facial expressions.

You may have seen in our previous article (LINK) that some so-called ‘experts’ have recommended certain facial exercises, that are meant to keep the muscles in your face strong and firm. This sounds great in theory, but the problem is that when it comes to ageing, it’s your skin that’s the giveaway, rather than what’s underneath it, and repeatedly forcing your face into weird contortions is more likely to cause excess fine lines and wrinkles, from your skin losing it ability to snap back into place after stretching.

Facial Exercises

Believe us, doing these kinds of exercises is only going to make things worse – plus, you’ll probably look really stupid when you’re doing them!

But, aside from biding these bizarre exercises goodbye, what can you do about this kind of wrinkle formation? It’s not as though you can just stop smiling, frowning, moving your eyebrows or showing any kind of emotion at all for the rest of your life – and even if you could, would you want to? A high-quality anti-wrinkle cream should be all you need to keep these fine lines and wrinkles to a minimum, but the ones to look out for are creams whose active ingredients work within the skin, rather than just on the skin’s surface, to ensure long-lasting, effective results.

Fillast® Duo Pack: specifically designed to fill wrinkles from within, increasing the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels, and increasing the skin’s capacity to bind water.

5. Diet and Nutrition:

A lot of people forget that the skin is the largest organ in the body, and therefore can be hugely affected by your diet and nutrition. You may have read our previous article about how your diet can affect things like acne and rosacea but the same can also be said for ageing your skin as well. As we’ve said earlier, Vitamins C and E are both antioxidants and can help combat sun damage and free radicals, but Vitamin A helps to maintain and repair skin tissue, and Vitamin B helps to form the basis for new skin, so keeping up a vitamin-rich diet – as well keeping up a skin routine with products specifically designed to combat the signs of ageing – can work wonders for your skin.

Synchrovit A: containing encapsulated forms of Vitamins A and E to stimulate cell renewal and promote tone and turgidity, leaving the skin looking younger and brighter

Yo-yo dieting can also have an effect on your skin; losing and gaining back large amounts of weight forces your skin to stretch and then retract, and, as skin elasticity starts to decrease with time, your skin will start to look slack and saggy. There are many other reasons why fad-dieting is not good for you, never mind for your ageing skin, but maintaining a balanced diet for your skin, as well as a healthy lifestyle and exercise routine, should also keep you at a healthy weight.

Hydration is also a vital part of keeping your skin healthy and youthful because, as we get older, our skin becomes thinner and drier. Drinking plenty of water, and investing in a rich, hydrating cream will encourage your skin to maintain high moisture levels, keeping it plump and youthful.

Balanced diet

Remember, beauty starts from within – maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle are key to keeping skin healthy and youthful

In conclusion…

When it comes to your skin ageing, there are some things you can control and some things you can’t. In our experience, the best defence is a good offence, and it’s far easier to prevent the signs of ageing from occurring in the first place, rather than trying to turn back time.

SkinMed® provide medically licensed products that are clinically proven to deliver outstanding results – to find out more about how you can keep your skin healthy and beautiful, why not give us a call on 0333 247 2474, to speak to one of our dedicated team?

The Secret to Glowing Holiday Skin!

Once upon a time, you’d have to go away on a long exotic holiday to get that gorgeous, healthy-looking glow that everyone is after today. But now, with the like of Instagram and SnapChat, everyone needs that glow before they go away, so they can be photo ready for snaps by the pool, on the beach, by the bar…you know, anything to make the folks back home green with envy!

This week on #SkinTheKnow, we’re giving you the inside scoop on how to get perfect summer skin before your next big trip, so that you can be ready for anything.

Introducing the EnerPeel® MA

Mandelic Acid is a slow-absorbing, gently exfoliating alpha hydroxy acid. It is originally isolated from almonds, but perfected in a lab, meaning that people with nut allergies can still benefit from treating themselves to an MA. In almonds, mandelic acid protects the nut from viruses, bacteria and fungi, a feature that can also be a great help to our skin too, keeping you free from pre-holiday ‘break-outs’. Its ability to control the hyperdilation of surface blood vessels also makes it ideal for those suffering from rosacea, and as we all know, UV can be a serious trigger for rosacea flare-ups, making EnerPeel® the perfect choice for rosacea sufferers or those prone to reddening.

Almonds

Remember, it’s the fact that it’s perfected in a lab that gives it amazing results – just rubbing almonds on your face will not do your skin any good!

Acne TripleLock® – All-encompassing acne solution, offering 85% success rates even amongst difficult to treat patients

Rosacea TripleLock® – Targeting all causes and symptoms of rosacea in just 8 weeks.

A lot of people are wary, or warn against, getting a chemical peel in summer due to fear of the effect of the sun on the freshly peeled skin, but EnerPeel® is not your average peel! Its rejuvenating effects are almost instant, delivering fresher, smoother skin with almost no downtime, meaning that with a high SPF sunscreen – which by the way, you should already be wearing every day, see our previous article for more details – you’ll be good to go and enjoy the summer sun. It’s even been called the Lunchtime Peel; that’s how little time it takes!

The beauty of EnerPeel® is that is also increases your skin’s absorbability, meaning that the SPF sunscreen you use will soak deeper into the skin for more even tanning, and the smoother texture of your skin means that your makeup will adhere so much better – and you won’t even need to wear as much because your skin will already look fab! That’s one less thing to worry about while you’re away!

Sunwards® SPF 30 Face Cream – Ultimate sun protection from but UVa and UVb rays, without irritation from chemical sun filters.

Rosacure Intensive SPF 30 – Rosacea targeting ingredients, combined with Factor 30 sun protection

Now we all know that holidays tend to be times when we let ourselves go a little and leave the diet at the airport to pick up again when you get home. And why shouldn’t you? Holidays are a time to treat yourself, live a little, and maybe have one too many cocktails at the hotel bar. The drawback is the hit that this can take on your immune system, which can often show on your face, potentially ruining your otherwise gorgeous holiday snaps. EnerPeel® MA will prevent these little holiday ‘break-outs’, keeping your skin clear and smooth, while you still get to push the boat out.

Cocktails

Disclaimer: Other side-effects caused by drinking too many cocktails cannot be prevented by having an EnerPeel before you go!

So, to sum up…

It gives you fresh, younger-looking skin, that will better absorb your sunscreen and tan more evenly.

It’s perfect for helping to control rosacea in time for your next summer holiday, and, with the right aftercare, can provide outstanding results to manage your rosacea symptoms long-term.

It prevents holiday break-outs from eating – and drinking! – too much and can be combined with an acne protocol to control acne by fighting all causes and symptoms.

The treatment lasts around ten minutes or less – a perfect little luxury to indulge in on your lunch break before your next sunny getaway.

Your skin will be cleansed, refreshed, brighter, incredibly smooth and soft to the touch, making it the ideal treatment prior to a garden party, holiday or a summers evening ‘get together’.

EnerPeel MA

Your ticket to gorgeous, glowing, summer skin

In short, it’s the perfect all-around chemical peel for summer, to give your skin that extra holiday glow, and that’s only after one treatment! A course of up to four treatments will also offer you the outstanding anti-ageing benefits of using MA, increasing collagen and elastin deposition, smoothing fine lines and tightening skin.

The EnerPeel® range is available from SkinMed® accredited clinics all across the country; to find your nearest clinic or for any further information, simply give us a call on 0333 247 2474, and a member of our dedicated clinical team will be able to point you in the right direction.

Rosacea Causes and Triggers – And Knowing the Difference!

It may sound very obvious, the difference between the causes and the symptoms of a condition, but when it comes to rosacea, you may find that there’s a fair amount of confusion. Rosacea is very misunderstood condition, with continuous research into where it comes from and how to prevent and treat it. But still, the rumour mill keeps turning, and skin myths become widely believed as fact. For example, there is still a nasty stereotype that sufferers of rosacea are often heavy drinkers, implying that drinking too much will give you rosacea – something that is completely false! So, that’s why this #TopTipTuesday we’re here to set the record straight.

Red Wine

We probably wouldn’t advise having this much all to yourself though – sharing is caring after all!

Causes:

One of the main reasons for all this misunderstanding is that the causes of rosacea are still widely unknown, although there are several theories as to where the condition comes from, and why it manifests:

– Abnormalities in blood vessels, although no one is quite sure what these abnormalities would involve or how they would occur

– Skin Peptides; recent studies have shown that the exposure to certain external triggers can lead to the activation of molecules within the skin called peptides. Increased levels of these peptides can affect the neurovascular system within the skin causing the dilation of blood vessels, redness, and blushing.

– Microscopic mites; now I know that sounds disgusting, and the idea of having a population of mites living all over your face is not the most pleasant of thoughts, but these mites are perfectly normal and live on just about everybody’s skin. It has been noticed, however, that those who suffer from rosacea have a higher level of these mites on their skin, although we’re not yet sure whether these are a cause or an effect of the condition – see what I mean about the two being confusing?

– Heliobacter Pylori Bacteria, which are usually found in the digestive system, have also been suggested as a possible cause of rosacea, although no link between the two has been proven.

– Genetics seem to be a fairly safe bet in terms of rosacea susceptibility, meaning that some people have a predisposition and therefore are more genetically prone to developing rosacea. However, anyone who suffers from rosacea should ensure that any children they have should wear sunscreen during their childhood as often as possible, as exposure to UV light is one of the most common rosacea triggers. If the condition is inherited, this protection in early years can have a huge impact how severe their rosacea symptoms are in later life.

UV rays

Trust us, they’ll thank you later!

Whatever the cause of rosacea, one thing we can say for sure is that it is a condition that you either have, or you don’t. It can develop at any time. There is nothing you can do to contract or get rid of rosacea, and there is no cure, although it can be managed long-term. I know that sounds gloomy, but the point I am trying to make is that rosacea does not occur because of bad habits, or because of you having behaviours that caused you to bring the condition upon yourself – mostly it’s just the luck of the draw.

Triggers:

This is the part where people get their causes and triggers mixed up. Because sufferers with rosacea will have periods where their symptoms are not so bad, or sometimes almost non-existent, when the symptoms return, the cause of the flare-up is often thought to be giving the sufferer rosacea, or causing the condition to return. These triggers include, but are not exclusive to; UV light, stress, hot or cold weather, strong winds, strenuous exercise, alcohol, hot baths, spicy foods, hot drinks, humidity, menopause, dairy products, other medical conditions and certain medicines. This is quite an extensive list, I know, but it goes to show that understanding what can trigger a flare-up can go a long way to managing your rosacea long-term; wearing sunscreen for rosacea-prone skin, changing your routine at the gym, or avoiding certain foods can help make your skin calmer and more comfortable.

Bath

But then who doesn’t love a long hot bath?

While these triggers can exacerbate symptoms of existing rosacea, they do not in themselves cause the condition, and exposing yourself to these things will not give you rosacea (i’m talking about you, alcohol!) these are simply factors that can cause chemical reactions in your body that can exacerbate your symptoms. The trouble is, people who don’t have the condition see the correlation between the triggers and the symptoms and put two and two together – the only trouble is, they often add them up to five.

The important thing to remember is that avoiding these triggers will not get rid of your rosacea; you’ll need a specially formulated, medically licensed range of products to provide you with a skin routine that will help to target the underlying causes, as well as the symptoms, to manage it properly.

We at SkinMed® recommend our Rosacea TripleLock® range, as it is clinically proven, medically tested and has incredible 75% success rates, even amongst difficult to treat patients. We even have a 100% money back guarantee on our products, because we appreciate how important it is for you to know that we understand what you’re going through and that we are here to guide you through your journey to achieving clear, smooth, beautiful skin.

To learn more about the Rosacea TripleLock® range, click here

SkinMed® has a variety of product ranges to treat many skin conditions, suitable for almost all skin types.

Need help deciding what to buy? Take advantage of our trained skin specialists, they know skin inside and out as well as our extensive product ranges – that makes them the best people to ask when seeking advice.

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#TopTipTuesday – Sunscreen Myths

Most of the UK has been spoilt for sunshine lately, and summer seems to be just around  the corner, so now it’s more important than ever to take care of your skin. The only trouble is there seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there about different sunscreens and what effect the sun can have on your skin; some say it’s healthy, some say it should be avoided at all costs, some say use a high SPF cream, some say SPF doesn’t matter…it can all be very confusing!

So this #TopTipTuesday, we’re going to be getting to the bottom of these sunny skin myths, so all you need to worry about for your holiday is what swimsuit to pack!

How does sunscreen work?

Sunscreens utilise a mixture of inorganic compounds, which reflect UV rays, the way white paint reflects light, and organic compounds, which absorb UV radiation through their chemical bonds, causing a chemical reaction which results in the components of the sunscreen breaking down and giving off heat. Working together, these two types of compounds protect your skin from the sun’s rays.

Sun's UV rays

What effects does sunlight have on your skin?

The part of the light spectrum that has an effect on your skin, and that sunscreen protects you from, is Ultra Violet, or UV. This is composed of three different types; UVaUVb and UVc.

UVa doesn’t have any effect on sunburn, but instead, it penetrates deep into the skin, causing premature wrinkling, pigmentation and age spots, as well as a heightened risk of contracting various forms of skin cancers.

UVb is the wavelength that causes sun-burn – think B for Burning! It can also cause several types of skin cancer.

UVc is thought to be the most harmful of all the forms of UV light, but fortunately, it is entirely blocked by our atmosphere and never reaches the earth’s surface – phew!

But sunlight is also beneficial; exposure to UV light causes the body to produce Vitamin D, which helps us to build and maintain strong bones. How long it takes for the body to produce Vitamin D differs from person to person, depending on a variety of factors including skin tone, however it generally only takes a short time in the British summer sun to produce a healthy level. This means that you don’t have to spend hours sunbathing in order to get your daily dose of Vitamin D, and won’t have to risk burning or over-exposure to UVb.

SPF chart

What SPF rating should I use?

Again, this differs depending on the individual; however, most organisations recommend an SPF between 15 and 50. Remember, SPF is the rating that refers to UVb protection that stops you from burning, so you should make sure you invest in a product that also protects you from UVa.

The SPF number refers to how many times longer you can stay out in the sun before you burn, for example, if it takes 15 minutes for your skin to go red without sunscreen, using SPF 15 will lengthen that time to 3 hours and 45 minutes. This is why it is vitally important to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day.

Another thing to bear in mind is that no sunscreen can block 100% of UVb rays, although many of them come very close; SPF 15 blocks around 93% of UVb, SPF 30 around 97% and SPF 50 around 98%.

Lobster

What if I burn, even with sunscreen?

We’ve talked a lot about the effect the sun can have on your skin, but what a lot of people don’t think about is the effect that sunscreen can have as well; many people with sensitive skin can actually react to the chemical sun filters in sunscreen which can lead to redness and irritation, as well as exacerbating symptoms of pre-existing conditions like acne or rosacea.

However, the conclusion that many people come to is to assume that it’s just sunburn and their sunscreen must not be working, resulting in a vicious cycle, with them applying more of the product that is irritating their skin, making them redder and more inflamed than before.

At SkinMed® we recommend using a sunscreen that is non-comedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog your pores, to reduce irritation and help to keep your skin clear, while still keeping you protected from the sun.

Sunwards® from SkinMed® is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a sunscreen that will keep these pores clear and their skin free from irritation, and our Rosacure® Intensive Cream with SPF 30 also contains active ingredients to hydrate your skin, and improve your tolerance to rosacea triggers.

So there you have it; everything you need to know about staying safe in the sun, in a nutshell. There may be benefits to spending time in the sun, but there are also dangers, and it’s so important for everyone to know how to stay safe, especially if you have sensitive skin.

SkinMed® has a variety of sunscreens designed to be suitable for many skin conditions, as well as those with sensitive skin.

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Need help deciding what to buy? Take advantage of our trained skin specialists, they know skin inside and out as well as our extensive product ranges – that makes them the best people to ask when seeking advice.

So why not ask one of our team which sunscreen they think would work best for you? Contact us using the details below:

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11 Reasons You Might Have Body Acne & What to Do About It

If you’re an acne sufferer and spend a lot of your time making sure your face is spot free, then you’re probably going to want to make sure your body is looking the same.

Body acne, whether it’s on your back, chest or shoulders can be just as bad as facial acne, especially in the summer when you can’t hide under your high necks and long sleeves. Many sufferers often find themselves standing in front of the mirror pondering the causes of body acne, as well as what to do about it.

Body acne and facial acne have many of the same causes which include; hormonal sensitivity, bacteria, comedogenic products on the skin and genetics but there are some differences as to how it’s formed.

Below are some possible causes, as well as some tips for clearing up the issue once and for all.

1. Shampoo Residue

If hair products are not washed away properly this can trigger a breakout as the ingredients clog your pores. Shampoo contains a lot of pore-clogging ingredients like sulphates, heavy moisturizing agents, and silicones, according to Carly Cardellino at Cosmopolitan. When it’s not washed away properly, you can get acne along the hairline, as well as on your back and shoulders. Shampooing before you wash your body can help avoid a bacne breakout. Applying Aknicare Chest and Backimmediately after your shower is the guaranteed clear back solution.

2. Tight Clothing

Tight clothing can also be a result of a nasty breakout on your body. Wee explains how body acne can be caused by acne mechanica which is a result of factors such as pressure, friction, and rubbing on the back that may contribute to acne. For example, acne can be seen more frequently on the body under tight fitting garments. In order to avoid this, keep tight clothing, such as tight sports bras, jeans, and exercise tops to a minimum.

3. Fabric Softener

The chemicals in fabric softeners can irritate your skin so be sure to wash to your clothes to keep dirt and oil away from your skin but avoid using fabric conditioner in case of an acne breakout.

4. Not Exfoliating

Forgetting to wash or exfoliate your back is more common than you may think according to Mona Gohara M.D. In order to avoid any body acne breakouts be sure to scrub and exfoliate your body just as you would your face.

5. Gym Sweat

It is important not to let sweat sit on your skin, if sweat and dirt is left to linger, this can result in a body acne breakout. Make sure to shower straight after exercising to avoid any breakouts of your back, chest and shoulders.

6. Dirty Sheets and Pillow Cases

If you’re showering before bed but sleeping in the same dirty sheet then you’re essentially rolling around in a bed full of dirt and oil and making your skin dirty again – another trigger for a body acne breakout. Washing your sheets regularly can avoid this problem and help with clearing up your body acne. Dana Oliver suggests sleeping on natural fibres as these materials breathe better and transfer less oil.

7. Perfume Oils

Where you spray your perfume could be another reason for body acne, spraying it on your chest and neck could be the reason you’re breaking out in these areas. As the oils in perfumes can clog your pores, it is a better idea to spray your perfume of less-acne prone areas of the body.

8. Body Lotion

Switch to a non-comedogenic brand if you notice a breakout after applying your body lotion. This won’t clog your pores and trigger a breakout.

9. Hand Lotion

Applying hand lotion before bed and falling asleep on your hands or curling them up to your chest can be another reason for body acne. Wearing moisturising gloves at night can keep the lotion on your hands and avoid any acne breakouts on other parts of your body.

10. The Sun

With the warmer weather comes more sweat and this excess oil can trigger an acne breakout. Always make sure you’re wearing SPF and washing regularly.

11. Your Genes

According to Gohara, some people are just predisposed to body acne but there are topical treatments to help clear it up. We recommend our Aknicare range as it is an Acne Treatment Range which has a superb antibacterial action without using antibiotics. It stops new spots forming and has a spot reducing & calming action. Aknicare reduces oil by an average of 53%. This range also offers a Chest and Back treatment, an easy to use spray which can be used upside down, not necessary to rub the solution in it; self absorbs and does leave any residue, designed to treat even the most acute acne, use twice a day and after a shower.

If you make these changes to your routine then you’re likely to achieve clear skin.