Acne is one of the most common skin conditions and is caused by an overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands which builds up within the pores and collects debris, such as dead cells and bacteria, which then develop into a blemish.
It can affect any one at any age but most sufferers develop acne during puberty however some people can start with this condition later in life, which is commonly known as late onset acne.
There are varying degrees of acne but it is most easily recognised by a large cluster/s of blackheads, whiteheads and pustules on the face or body. People with oily skin tend to be most at risk of developing acne but stress, hormones and certain foods or medication can also be responsible for the onset of acne.
Topically treating acne and stubborn blemishes is often the most effective way of tackling both mild and moderate forms of this condition. Products that contain Salicylic Acid tend to be the most successful and products that keep the pores clear will also help to minimise the risk of blemishes. As acne-prone skin can also be quite sensitive it is important to use gentle formulations that won’t cause irritation while also ensuring that the skin is hydrated to prevent an over-production of oil.
Our selection of products from top brands like Medik8, Agera and SkinCeuticals includes everything you need to keep acne-prone skin clear and healthy, from gentle cleansers to treatment serums. We also have some more intensive, targeted treatments that can be applied to individual or more severe types of blemishes. Each product works to not only diminish the appearance of current blemishes but to also prevent the onset of future breakouts.