HOW TO GET RID OF
ACNE

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The right daily skincare routine can help you fight acne. Follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Cleanse skin gently twice a day with a gentle foaming cleansing gel that purifies without stripping skin.
2. Use a skincare treatment cream that actually works. Ask your pharmacist about products with active ingredients like salicylic acid, niacinamide and piroctone olamine.
3. If you’re struggling, don’t hesitate to consult a GP or dermatologist.

Read on for in-depth details of acne treatments that work and info on how to get rid of acne scars.

HOW TO GET RID OF
ACNE SCARS

Acne scars are a tricky one. They are caused by intense inflammation which breaks down the skin’s support structure resulting in pitted “atrophic” scarring. Once formed, acne scars are difficult to treat. Your options to get rid of acne scars are in-office dermatological treatments, such as:

  • Chemical peels (e.g. TCA peel)
  • Laser resurfacing (e.g. Fraxel)
  • Microdermabrasion

Click HERE for more information on getting rid of acne scars and marks 

When it comes to acne scars, prevention is better than cure, so make use of the skincare tips above to stop acne scars from forming in the first place.

SEVERE ACNE?
YOU MAY WANT TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST

To get rid of severe acne such as “cystic” acne (deep, hard, painful bumps under the skin) which is at risk of forming acne scars, consider seeing your GP or a dermatologist. In addition to recommending a suitable skincare routine, he/she may prescribe certain medical treatments to get rid of pimples:

  • Retinoid creams (e.g. adapalene)
  • Benzoyl peroxide cream
  • Antibiotic tablets (e.g. doxycycline)
  • The oral contraceptive pill (girls only)
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane), for the most severe cases

Click HERE for full details of medical acne treatments.

Click HERE for an overview of how acne and oily skin work.

TRUE
OR FALSE

OILY FOODS
EQUALS OILY SKIN.

FALSE

Acommon acne myth is that grease on your plate translates to more oil in yourpores, but there is no direct link between the two. However, a diet rich insaturated fat can fuel micro-inflammation in all of the body's organs,including the skin.  In short, bacon andchips won't cause acne, but moderation is the best policy for overall health.
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CHOCOLATE IS BAD
FOR ANE-PRONE SKIN.

FALSE

There is no solid evidence that chocolate has any effect on acne, evenif everyone is different so acne could cause breakouts to some people. Darkchocolate is actually filled with skin-loving anti-oxidants!
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SQUEEZING A PIMPLE WON'T
DO YOU MUCH GOOD.

TRUE

Even if it seems like aquick fix, squeezing a pimple will actually make things worse for your acne-proneskin as it could actually damage the infected hair follicle and increaseinflammation. You could even introduce a new infection with your fingernails.So popping zits is a harmful habit and best avoided!
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SUGAR CAN MAKE
ACNE WORSE.

TRUE

Recent studies haveshown that high Glycemic Index foods - the ones that cause blood sugar to spike- can make acne worse.  We know it's easier said than done, but to keepyour skin happy, steer away from sweets, sugary drinks, and goodies made fromwhite flour and stick to high-fiber foods, like whole grains and pulses, instead.
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