Are you an acne sufferer or do you know someone who is?
Theresa Fleetwood, acne specialist at Andresa Skin Health Clinic, shares her advice on how to manage and treat acne naturally in the lead up the FREE talk by Dr Danné Montague King, a World Renowned Acne Specialist, at Andresa on 26th February – see events column for more details
You may think that acne is just something which affects hormonal teenagers. Well you are wrong. 50% of adult men and 25% of adult women experience adult acne at some point. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘adult acne epidemic”. With today’s lifestyle, stress levels, hormone imbalances and increased intake of medications, adult acne is certainly on the rise.
However, it still remains a fact that peak acne years are 14-17 in females and 16-19 in males and as many as 40% of females and 35% of males are affected with acne during these peak years.
Acne (‘Acne Vulgaris’) is a chronic disorder which can affect your confidence as well as being painful and debilitating. But the good news is that there are things you can do to prevent breakouts and there are effective ways it can be treated, whether you are an adult or a teenager.
What are the causes of acne?
- A build up of excess dead cell material
- Poor skin conditioning and incorrect product usage
- Deficiency of Essential Fatty Acids
Is there a cure?
Far from what many products promise, acne cannot be cured. It is a chronic skin disorder caused by hormonal imbalance that needs to be managed until such time as equilibrium is returned. This explains why many people first encounter acne as a teenager and then find that it returns during pregnancy, stress, or at other times when the body’s normal balance is upset.
The BBC 3 documentary called ‘Dying for Clear Skin’ in November 2012 highlighted the devastating impact acne can have on teenagers and adults alike and the risks of taking medications like Roaccutane when there are other effective skin treatments available as alternatives.
On this TV programme a 15 year boy called William Rickard, with chronic cystic acne on his face, back, chest and shoulders, who underwent a course of the DMK Acne Paramedical Treatments which we specialise in at Andresa Skin Health Clinic.
This pioneering ‘Acne Paramedical Treatment’ uses natural botanical enzymes to remove dead cell build up which contributes to acne, wrinkles and other skin problems. It also improves circulation, increases the oxygen in the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage which leads to amazing results without the use of drugs. It also has no side effects or down-time and gives rapid results. This ‘Acne Paramedical Treatment’ works because it not only wipes out acne but also stimulates new collagen and restores the natural balance of your skin leading to long term skin smoothness, firmness and radiance
The benefit of Paramedical products is that they are more concentrated and use higher grade ingredients than used in general high street cosmetic products, working deep below the skin’s surface producing significantly better results.
If you would like to find out how you can beat acne, arrange a complimentary skin consultation for you, or a member of your family who is currently suffering from acne, or find out more about the Andresa Acne Paramedical Treatment programme, go to www.andresa.co.uk or call us on 01635 800183.