Acne Awareness Month

With the start of June we have the start of acne awareness month! For many individuals that suffer with acne, it can seem like a never-ending battle to gain control of their skin. As acne is something on the rise it has become more easily accessible to find treatments and skincare to help. However, to understand these options better it is important to understand what acne is.

So, what is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It can develop anywhere on the skin, but occurs most often on the face, back and chest. Although acne regularly affects teenagers, it is not uncommon to experience outbreaks into adulthood. Women suffer acne far more than men, which supports the idea that acne is related to hormone levels.

These are some important tips we think you need to know about acne:

1: Diet

There is little evidence that food causes acne, a healthy balanced diet is generally advised which includes fresh fruit and vegetables.

2: Be patient!

Unfortunately, patience is necessary. Many acne treatments may take 8-12 weeks to produce a clinical improvement.

3: Resist! Resist! Resist!

Do not poke, squeeze or pick spots, as this can cause scarring. Do not go pimple popping, as this damages your skin!

4: Cleansing

When you are on an acne treatment, avoid vigorous washing and scrubbing as this can irritate the skin. Wash the skin with a gentle skin cleanser twice daily, use lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Completely remove any make-up before going to bed.

5: Hair care

Shampoo your hair regularly, especially if you have oily hair. If you have long hair, pull your hair back to keep it out of your face.

6: Avoid sunburn and suntan

Many of the medicines used to treat acne can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. A sunburn that reddens the skin, or suntan that darkens the skin may make the acne less visible and make the skin feel drier. However, these ‘perceived benefits’ are temporary, and there are known risks of excessive sun exposure, such as premature skin aging and the risk of developing skin cancer.

Here at Beautycoll we believe beauty starts on the inside with wellness and are firm believers and that your diet has an impact on the way that your skin works since food plays an important part of skin maintenance. Our Beautycoll drinks are formulated with a host of vitamins that work towards a healthy diet and a healthy gut.

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