Adolescence or teenagehood would be so much more fun if it weren’t for those pesky pimples.
For most, it’s a confidence crush, no matter how mild the breakout might be.
As a parent, it’s tempting to brush it aside as something that will pass, but if we think back to our own teenage years, we know how stressful it can be.
Teenage acne is different for everyone; some will get a few small breakouts, while for others, it can progress to something far more problematic.
Confidence crushing teenage angst.
For most teenagers, the first sign of a pimple will lead them to the cosmetic aisle in the supermarket. Once there they’ll find an array of lotions and potions promising to sort out the problem. For some, this can be enough, but for many, it can propel them into a problem made worse by the products they’re hoping would help.
Clear skin starts with clear and concise advice.
Getting on top of teenage acne means understanding what type of acne it is and whether it will progress to a more severe type of acne.
Acne has four grades ranging from mild to severe.
Severity ranges from mild oiliness and blackheads to painful deep cysts and nodules. Getting on top of acne when it’s at Grade 1 or 2 is essential in conquering acne and bringing back confidence.
Grade 1: An increase in oiliness with blackheads and small breakouts known as papules. If treated correctly can be easy to manage, and for many, the skin settles once hormonal surges begin to balance.
Grade 2: The skin has an increase in oiliness, and there can be more widespread papule breakouts. Congestion and blackheads are can be more widespread across the face and can lead to infected pimples known as pustules. While this is still a mild condition, it will be essential to treat correctly, so the problem does not become worse or progress to grade 3 acne.
Grade 3: A more problematic type of acne showing all the usual signs of acne but is complicated with more blockages within the follicles leading to infected papules, pustules and nodules which are inflamed painful lesions.
Grade 4: A very severe form of acne, with heavy oil flow, a thickened skin texture, deep blockages within the follicle, many pustules, nodules and cysts which can be large painful lumps requiring medical treatment.
Proper skincare is essential to provide comfort to the skin and minimise the symptoms as much as possible, but in most cases, this grade of acne needs special care and attention.
The successful treatment of Grade 1 and 2 acne starts with a concise skin diagnosis followed with supportive skincare and regular skin reviews to monitor results.
Grade 1 and 2 acne responds well to Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+ A system with 3 phases with 6 steps that make it easy to stick with the programme until results are achieved.
Focus Care Clarity+ is a 3 phase system comprising of 6 products.
Phase 1: Clear
SebuWash + SebuTone
Step 1: Clean with SebuWash washes away dirt and excess oils and over time reduces oil flow.
Step 2: Sebutone helps to remove dead skin cells and reduces oily shine
Phase 2: Control
Sebu ACE Oil + Sebu-Lac Lotion + Sebu Spot
Step 1: Sebu Ace Oil helps nourish the skin with essential vitamins A, C & E.
Step 2: Sebu-Lac Lotion assists in improving skin texture and appearance.
Phase 3: Clear
Sebu Clear Masque
Step 1: Clear with Sebu Clear Masque clears the skin and reduces the appearance of existing breakouts and assists in skin renewal.
What if you think your acne is more complicated?
More complex conditions or where the acne problem is localised as in the case with adult acne may need a specialised prescription with one or two of the products from the Clarity+ system.
With a thorough skin analysis, we can advise you on the very best Clarity+ products to suit your skin concerns.
Call us on 02 8034 2140 or visit our website to book your complimentary skin consultation.
See you next time,