Acneic Problematic Skin Solutions
Acneic prone problematic skin, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It is not completely known what causes acne. The primary cause is a rise in androgen levels during an adolescence. Rising androgen levels produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females make the oil glands under your skin grow; the enlarged gland produces more oil. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in your pores, causing bacteria to grow and inflammation starts.
Some studies indicate that susceptibility to acne could also be genetic. Some medications which contain androgen and lithium may cause acne. Greasy cosmetics may cause acne in some susceptible people. Hormone changes during pregnancy may cause acne to either develop for the first time, or to recur.
Acne is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars. Human skin has pores (tiny holes) which connect to oil glands located under the skin. The glands are connected to the pores via follicles - small canals. These glands produce Sebum, an oily liquid. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the skin. Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked, resulting in an accumulation of oil under the skin.
Pimples tend to appear on the face, back, chest, shoulders and neck.
Whiteheads - remain under the skin and are very small. Blackheads - clearly visible, they are black and appear on the surface of the skin. Remember that a blackhead is not caused by dirt. Scrubbing your face vigorously when you see blackheads will not help. Papules, pustules or even nodules may develop if acne left untreated.
Approximately three-quarters of 11 to 30 year-olds will get acne at some time. Acne can affect people of all races and all ages. It most commonly affects adolescents and young adults, although there are people in their fifties who still get acne.
Although acne affects both men and women, young men suffer from acne for longer - probably because testosterone, which is present in higher quantities in young men, can make acne worse.
It is important to take daily care for the acneic skin in order to reduce symptoms and avoid complications like scaring. It is also very important to continue with complex skincare approach: Cleanse, prevent, correct and hydrate.
Our Solution is Medik8
Cleanse. Effective face cleansing is fundamental for maintaining the skin in healthy condition and enhancing its reception of the cream active ingredients.
Medik8 Cleansers feature an all round purifying foaming wash suitable for all skin types, especially an innovative anti-bacterial foaming wash for acneic skin, AHA exfoliating foaming wash for oily and combination skin. Deep cleansing, antibacterial and gently exfoliating foaming wash suitable for acne and oily skin. Delicate yet deeply purifying foam wash suitable for all skin types and ages.
All Medik8 cleansers can be used by those with sensitive skin and contain no Parabens and no SLES (or similar harsh detergents) which can irritate the skin. 100% soap free, paraben-free and fragrance-free.
Prevent. Preventing free-radical damage to the skin’s collagen and elastin matrix is a must in any anti-ageing regime. Medik8 anti-oxidants feature the very latest innovations including unique patented ingredients with proven activity.
A powerful, advanced and stable antioxidant system delivered in a lightweight and 100% oil-free serum. Formulated with chirally correct copper PCA, a revolutionary ingredient from Medik8 Firewall research that has optimum antioxidant performance, 40 times greater than that of regular L-ascorbic acid. The skin is shielded from harmful free-radicals and environmental damage and protected against premature ageing. Boosted with beta-glucan and niacinamide, which works in unison to increase the skin’s ability to repair itself, keeping the skin functioning at its best. This dual performance serum helps to protect and maintain collagen levels to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, whilst assisting in reinforcing the skin’s mechanisms to maintain a youthful appearance.
Correct. betaGel™ is a fusion of spot-fighting active ingredients that deliver quick results. betaGel™ is designed for use on individual blemishes or larger problem areas.
Key actives include:
- Azelaic Acid: deeply penetrating anti-inflammatory and comedolytic properties. It is considered to be similar to hydroxy acids: helping to regulate cell turnover, whilst assisting with the reduction of comedones and congestion
- Salicylic Acid: blocked pores are cleared as dead surface skin is sloughed away, preventing congested skin
- Niacinamide: also known as vitamin B3; exhibits anti-inflammatory action, whilst reducing redness and irritation. Reduces the rate of sebum production and aids with exfoliation, preventing pore blockages, which can lead to spots
- Dioic Acid (Octadecenedioic Acid): exhibits multiple mechanisms for spot and blemish reduction. It reduces the production of sebum and targets acne causing bacteria without leading to antibiotic resistance. It also works as an anti-inflammatory.
Hydr8. A light Pro-Collagen daily hydrating formula with an intensive moisturising and revitalising effect. Contains advanced, clinically tested ingredients in proven concentrations designed to provide cellular protection and hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reducing the visible signs of ageing. Specially designed for normal to dry skin.