Here at Elanic we often find adult acne seems to show its face a lot more over the winter months than any other time of the year, this is down to a few key factors namely being the weather. The weather can have a huge impact on the skin due to plummeting temperatures that can dry out the skin making it a perfect breeding ground for those pesky spots.
With many years of experience in treating all kinds of skincare concerns we have picked up a few valuable tips to help you battle the spots this winter. First and foremost you need to turn your attention to your skincare routine, if you want to keep things to a bare minimum you need to make sure you’ve got a good cleansing and moisturising routine. Using a mild cleanser and an oil-free moisturiser twice daily will help prevent facial dryness while keeping more clean and clear. Try not to over-wash your face as this can also lead to dry skin which may lead to increased oil production which can trigger breakouts. If you’re suffering from a bad breakout topical acne treatments such as, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can still be used sparingly on the affected area – these treatments are particularly drying so only apply when needed.
If you are suffering with breakouts and acne you might think you do not need to moisturise but in actual fact moisturising acts as a protective layer for you skin, protecting it from any nasties that could cause unexpected spots. If this protective barrier is taken away (if you haven’t moisturised) your skin is open to attack from external aggressors ready to show themselves in the form of spots! Although some moisturisers may aggravate your skin and cause spots not all moisturisers are the same and the secret is finding one that works with your skin. We all need to moisturise and most importantly we must never forget to do so before bed as our skin is repairing itself and rejuvenating whilst we are asleep. Slathering on a layer of moisturising goodness before bed ensures that the ingredients are fully absorbed and ready to go to work with your cells!
There are many great moisturising options for acne prone skin and at Elanic our expertly trained practitioners are able to tailor a skincare regime that works for both you and your skin. We only use the highest quality cosmeceutical products for our patients such products are far more effective than the high street brands, hence why they are sold in a clinic and not a department store – such powerful ingredients require a medically trained practitioner to advise and consult. Two of our bestselling brands are SkinCeuticals and Obagi both of which have a wide range of products to treat a number of skincare concerns. We also offer a cutting edge laser treatment engineered to treat acne deep beneath the surface of the skin. The laser makes thousands of microscopic holes in skin and delivers targeted heat to the deeper layers of the skin, as a results collagen production is stimulated and acne is dramatically improved.
If you would like to discuss your skincare concerns with one of our expertly trained practitioners then please get in touch to arrange an in depth skincare consultation. Our fully qualified cosmetic practitioners will discuss all of your skincare concerns in detail and work out a treatment plan to suit you and get you on your journey to clear skin. To arrange a consultation, or for more information, simply call us on 0800 334 5153 or on 0141 332 5106 and we will be more than happy to help. Alternatively, you can fill in our online contact form and someone from our team will be in touch regarding your enquiry.