Acne Prone Skin
Learn about the causes, triggers, symptoms, and treatments of Acne.
Understanding acne and breakouts
Whereby most acne treatments wipe out all bacteria on the face (good and bad) allowing for the bad, acne-causing bacteria to creep back in, Atopis actively boosts the production of good bacteria and kills off the bad, creating a healthy natural balance.
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when the hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. The blocked pore may cause the follicle wall to bulge and produce a whitehead.
Why do you have pimples on your face?
The overproduction of skin cells that would usually be pushed up and lost from the surface also adds to this process. Bacteria (particularly Propionibacterium acnes) then get trapped inside the pores and multiply. This causes swelling and redness — the start of acne.
What are the signs and symptoms of acne?
– Pimples – called pustules which are actually papules with visible pus at the tip.
– Whiteheads – known as closed plugged pores
– Blackheads – known as open plugged pores. Note: They appear black when the oil turns dark brown when exposed to air
Why do I get acne as a teenager?
Due to the increase during the puberty phase of life the skin’s oil glands get larger and make more sebum.
How do my pimples form?
Do I have hormonal acne?
These hormonal changes may also occur during perimenopause, but it is not uncommon for this to happen just before your period cycle. Experts have said that women over the age of 33 are more likely to get premenstrual pimples than younger women are who get acne due to hormonal imbalances.
Do women get adult acne more than men?
Following are a number of reasons you may experience adult acne:
– Fluctuating hormone levels – or hormonal imbalance can lead to acne breakouts
Hormones fluctuate most commonly for women;
– Around her period
– During pregnancy
– At perimenopause and menopause
– After commencing the use of birth control pills, or stopping use
If you are concerned about changes in your skin and the onset of acne, it is recommended to contact your doctor or skin health specialist.
Is my acne hereditary?
Can my hair and skin products cause acne?
Products using the following terms are less likely to cause acne.
– Won’t clog pores
– Suitable for oily skin
Can my medication cause acne?
Your doctor can consider a different medication for you, or they may refer you to a dermatologist to help you control the acne in line with your medication.
Can an illness or medical condition cause my acne?
Do I have adult acne?
Does stress cause adult acne?
Recommended products for acne prone skin
Thoroughly Gentle Cleanser
Clears dirt and toxins, unblocking skin pores. Removes bad bacteria, while supporting good bacteria and skin microflora.
Gently cleans and calms the skin leaving it protected.
Contains kiwifruit seed oil and natural extracts to protect and restore the skin lipid barrier.
Atopis Toner gently closes pores, locks in moisture to boosts collagen and help heal. It acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and even skin tone.
Acne Prone Skin Cream
Gently exfoliates and calms acne-prone skin. Helps dissolve and regulate skin oils and sebum, to support a clearer, softer and smoother skin. Atopis has been scientifically shown to increase the number of good bacteria, as well as inhibit bad bacteria levels on your skin, resulting in a healthy natural balance.
Radiant Balance Cream
Radiant Balance promotes clear, calm and hormonally balanced skin. Clinically shown to reduce visible redness and flushing on sensitive skin, even skin tone and revitalise dull skin while reducing acne breakouts.
Scientifically formulated for normal to combination hormonal skin types.
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