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5 Things That Make Acne Worse

Apr 29, 2024

Having acne can be such a whirlwind of emotions and information, and its hard to know if you are doing the right things to help yourself and your skin. 

I am an Acne Skin Specialist in the UK, and I have clients after clients who come in and tell me everything they are doing at home, and there is always a common theme, and so today I want you to look at this following list of five things, and start correcting these in your everyday life, so that you can be on your way to acne free clear healthy skin.

 

1)  Picking and Squeezing

When you are constantly touching your skin, the bacteria that will undoubtedly be on your hands, will go onto your face. Now, when we combine this with squeezing and picking your spots, this bacteria is more likely to get into your pores, causing more acne. When you squeeze and pick your skin you are increasing the chance to cause scarring and pigmentation on your skin too. Instead apply ice to the areas that are bothering you, and buy yourself...

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My Acne Skin Story

Apr 22, 2024

This week I wanted to delve into my own skin story with acne, and how I became the Acne Specialist that I am today.

 

I have always been incredibly interested in skin, I use to watch my mam apply her Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, Toner and moisturiser every day when I was little and I was always fascinating with what she was doing.

When I became a teenager I really struggled with cystic acne, I felt like a monster to put it shortly, we tried so many different ways to help my skin but we didn’t even know where to start. I ended up after several different doctors prescriptions, being referred to the hospital to see a dermatologist who then put me on Roaccutane. If you don’t know about Roaccutane it’s a awful medication to be on, as the side effects are horrific.

All of that was a lot to go through as a young teen but after a year of being on the medication on an incredibly high dosage I was taken off it as my cystic acne had calmed down. It’s really been a...

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My Acne Prone Skincare Routine

Apr 08, 2024

As an Acne Skin Specialist one of my top asked questions is always about skincare, and so today I am going to break down my skincare routine for you. 

But before we get started you need to know that copying this skincare routine most likely won't give you the best results, for optimal results you need to be prescribed a professional skincare routine from a Skin Specialist suited to your unique skin situation. (See end of post for details)

 

 The first thing you need to do before you do your skincare is wash your hands, obviously your hands carry bacteria, as we are constantly touching things, and therefore its unavoidable.

 

Surface Radiance Cleanser- Medik8

The cleanse I use every single day is the Surface Radiance Cleanser by Medik8. This is a gel to foam cleanser which means that it comes out of the bottle as a gel consistency, and then with water it turns to a foam. For a thorough cleanse having a foam cleanser can be extremely beneficial as it works deep...

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