Breakout Breakdown: What’s causing your spots and how to prevent acne

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition identified by clusters of blackheads, whiteheads and inflamed blemishes that appear on the face, chest, back, and shoulders.

It forms when there’s an overproduction of oil, bacteria and dead cells that clog the pores creating a ‘plug’ that blocks its opening. This then creates an environment for bacteria to multiply which leads to inflammations associated with blemishes.

What is causing acne?

Acne is a common condition that can affect anyone, especially during puberty however, it can also start in adult life too.

Those with an oily skin type are more at risk in developing acne although stress, sugar, hormones, and medication can be responsible for the onset and have an impact on acne-prone skin too.

What do you need to know while searching for anti-acne treatments?

If you’re searching for treatments to combat acne, you first need to know which ingredients are most suited for your skin, which is what you’ll find in our range of products. As acne-prone skin is often sensitive, it’s important to use gentle formulas that won’t irritate the skin further.

Our products exclusively contain ingredients such as DIM, salicylic acid, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, RetinSphere® (a new generation of Vitamin A with time-release formula) and Retinaldehyde which sensitive skin can tolerate.

They work by reducing oil production, cleaning your pores, shielding the skin from environmental aggressors and boosting natural cell turnover without stripping the skin.

If you’re searching for treatments to combat acne, you first need to know which ingredients are most suited for your skin.

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Step 1: First Cleanse

iS Clinical Warming Honey Cleanser is a unique luxurious cleanser that contains 40% of Pure Honey. It deeply cleanses your skin, decreases pore size and controls breakouts, all whilst protecting the natural ceramide barrier. However, It’s not just a cleanser, it can also be used as a face mask and provides antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial benefits – Perfect for preventing and treating acne.

iS Clinical: Warming Honey Cleanser

Step 2: Second Cleanse

Effectively tackle breakouts and prevent scarring of the skin with the PCA Skin Blemish Control Bar.

This solid cleansing bar, formulated with Salicylic Acid and plant oils, penetrates the skin to clear congested pores, shrink active blemishes, reduce surface oils and remove acne-causing bacteria.

Created for use on both the face and body, this intensive daily treatment is suitable for oily, blemish-prone and congested skin types for softer, clearer skin.

PCA Skin: Blemish Control Bar

Step 3: Exfoliate

Biretix Micropeel Purifying Exfoliant Treatment is a tri-weekly exfoliating treatment designed to clear and prevent the skin from inflammatory acne and reduce redness and irritation.

The combination of Willow Bark Extract and physical botanical exfoliants work together to deeply clean out pores, neutralise spot-causing bacteria preventing build-ups of dirt and oil that lead to breakouts.

While Niacinamide improves enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, dullness, and a weakened surface. Anti-inflammatory ingredients help to calm the skin and reduce irritation and redness. Problematic skin is left feeling much cleaner, smoother and brighter.


Step 4: Treatment

Osmosis +MD Clarify Blemish Control is a gentle Niacinamide, Mandelic Acid and Lactic Acid fast-acting treatment that works to clear existing breakouts and blemishes, as well as preventing future breakouts.

Osmosis +MD Clarify is formulated with Mandelic & Lactic Acid, which decongest the pores and gradually shrinks active blemishes, while oil-controlling natural ingredients purify and clear the skin to prevent build-ups of spot-causing bacteria. Niacinamide helps your skin build healthy skin cells and combats inflammatory formsof acne such as papules and pustules. This light serum also improves the appearance of post-acne pigmentation. It delivers results without drying out or sensitising the skin and can be used for full-face or as a more targeted treatment.


Step 5: Serum

Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum Oil Control is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant cocktail proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture. Added microscopic sponges soak up excess oils to mattify and smooth the skin, creating an even base for make-up. The lightweight serum quickly penetrates the skin so the skin’s appearance will become smoother, firmer and much more resilient. Vitamin C and Green Tea Extracts work as potent antioxidants and neutralise free radicals and aids in the skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps to repair damaged skin cells.

Jan Marini: C-ESTA Face Serum Oil Control

Step 6: Wellness from Within

Our Hero Product Skin Accumax is a skin-clearing supplement boasting incredible results for skin that’s prone to bad breakouts. It helps to clear acne and blemishes (including hormonal acne), treats Rosacea and doesn’t leave any dryness or flakiness. It feeds every cell in the body so it can support all areas of skin including face, chest, back, and shoulders. A rich and effective combination of nutrients working from the inside, allow your skin to reveal its natural radiance. It usually takes 4-12 weeks to see strong results. You will see your skin gradually improve. Every day your skin becomes more clear and healthier.

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Still not sure?

For those who are suffering with acne, it can be tough to know what to do. Our aestheticians are offering complimentary one-to-one consultations. Book your consultation now.