Acne causes: Uncovering the dirt on acne causes
With 85% of Australians aged 15-24 years experiencing acne – we explore what causes acne and how skin treatments such as Acne Beta Peels and LED Light therapy can help your skin in restoring it to its former glory.
Commonly appearing as small inflamed lumps on the skin’s surface, acne can affect our confidence and everyday tasks such as:
- Working in a customer/client facing role as well as interactions in daily social interactions
To this day, society puts a heavy emphasis on outward appearance and the still prevalent misconception on how acne is formed doesn’t help either.
- Disrupting the application of makeup if the skin is broken
Whilst makeup can be carefully applied on top of acne, skin that is broken should not come into contact with makeup to ensure a smooth recovery process, minimising the risk of scarring as well as further irritation to the skin. As makeup brushes and applicators come into contact with your skin regularly, there’s a buildup of bacteria before your next brush cleanse. Bacteria on an open wound? A big no-no.
What are the causes of acne?
Hormones contribute to the development of our sebaceous glands and it’s only when they mature eg. during puberty or in adulthood, that we get acne. During these life cycles, our bodies can produce excess hormones which stimulate the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands. It is the overproduction of sebum that can lead to acne in males and females. Many females notice that their acne develops or worsens before their menstrual cycle which contribute to blockage and inflammation of pores.
- Excess production of oil
An excess of oil is basically feast for acne causing bacteria to thrive on. The main causes of an excessive production of oil are dehydration, over exfoliating, using harsh products and skipping moisturiser.
Acne causing bacteria on the skin flourishes in the excess presence of oil, contributing to the acne development process.
- Dead skin cells
A buildup of dead skin cells, sebum and an overproduction of oil results in inflammation of the pores. Leaving you with an unsightly red bumps.
#RealResults x 4 Acne Beta Peels and LED Light Therapy. 1 treatments weekly over 6 weeks (depending on individual needs)
What does the Acne Beta Peel + LED Light Therapy do?
The Acne Beta Peel targets acne and breakouts on the surface as well as bacteria within the skin by deeply cleansing and decongesting pores and killing the breakout causing bacteria.
Followed up with LED Light Therapy, your skin’s healing process is accelerated where blue LED Light Therapy emits a deep penetrating light that actively stimulates cells to heal and fight off acne causing bacteria.
Additionally, Microdermabrasion can be done prior to the Acne Beta Peel + LED Light Therapy. Microdermabrasion involves the gentle exfoliation of the skin using a diamond tipped wand, clearing away dead skin cells as well as impurities – allowing the Acne Beta Peel to deeply penetrate the skin.
Post treatment, Results Active Protect SPF50+ is an important addition to your skincare routine as it nourishes and protects your skin from the sun. Best of all, the Results Active range is formulated specifically to be used in conjunction with our skin treatments, ensuring that you nourish your treatment results at home. To maintain a clear complexion long after your treatments, Results Active Clean is an everyday cleanser for the face and neck. Sulphate and paraben free, it gently removes makeup and impurities without disrupting the pH balance of your skin.
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