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June is Acne Awareness Month

June is Acne Awareness month, which may cause a wry smile - if you suffer from this very common skin condition, you're more than likely to be aware of it ALL year round.

For me, acne awareness is all about helping people to find the best solutions for their own skin, learning how to treat and manage their acne at home and choosing the right skin treatments to help them achieve their skin goals; whether that's smoothing and minimising acne scars or reducing the effects and number of breakouts they have.

Combining effective products at home, changing your lifestyle and having regular treatments in my skin clinic in Needham Market can really help to make your skin look and feel healthier, which will give you confidence - and that can only be a good thing.

What causes acne?

Acne is a complex one. It's causes are likely to be a combination of hormones, bacteria and clogged pores, and it can be aggravated by:

  • Hormonal changes : Teenage hormone changes, periods, pregnancy and menopause.

  • Genetics : Blame your parents - a study found that if a parent, brother or sister had acne, you were 50% more likely to develop it yourself.

  • Using the wrong skin products : Unsuitable skin and even haircare products can block pores, and cause breakouts.

  • Stress : Stress is responsible for lots of problems in our body and although it doesn't cause acne, it can make it worse by making your body produce more of the chemicals that aggravate it.

How can Crystal Rose Skin Clinic Help?

Although I can't make your acne disappear (if only) - I can help you manage your skin and give you the knowledge and tools you need to make the most of it, acne or not.

Skin peels are a very effective way to treat skin that's been affected by acne - I use the AlumierMD range of skin peels and recommend the Vitamin A Boost which contains Retinol and can help to give acne damaged skin a smoother look and feel. The Glow Peel is another favourite - it contains powerful exfoliators that help to resurface skin and bring out new skin cells, giving you back your skin's natural beauty and removing the dead cells that clog your pores.

AlumierMD also offers a Refining Clay treatment that's perfect for acne, clearing away surface oil and purifying your skin.

For an intense and incredibly effective way of reducing acne and the scarring that goes with it, I also offer IPL Laser Treatment which packs a powerful double whammy of blue LED light to kill the bacteria that causes the breakouts and

red LED light to rejuvenate your skin.

Come and see me in my Suffolk skin clinic and we can talk about the best skin care for you.

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