“What is acne and what causes it?”
Acne is a skin condition that arises from excess oil and dead skin cells plugging hair follicles. The result of this is blackheads and whiteheads, which can be painful and embarrassing for many people.
There are Four Main Causes of acne:
- Excess oil production
- Hair Follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
- Excess hormonal activity
What is in the Dr Anh
The Dr Anh Signature is acne treatment which will give you results not promises. Dr Anh has formulated her signature facial which is a combination of powerful active ingredients to exfoliate, brighten, help with breakouts, and give your skin that glowy, dewy look. By exfoliating the skin you reduce congestion and ultimately breakouts.
We recommend having regular treatments every two weeks for the first 6 – 8 weeks, then every month after that. There is no quick fix when it comes to acne. Home care is a major part of treating acne, this supports and maintains your in-clinic treatment results. Our therapists assess your skin and monitor its progress, so they will advise you when it’s appropriate to increase or decrease the frequency of treatments.
How can I take care of
my skin in between treatment
Dr Anh’s essential range is the best option for supporting your skin in between treatments. The range is pack full of quality products using powerful active ingredients selected for their efficacy in treating skin conditions.
We recommend a combination of products:
Dr. Anh Daily Cleanser 01
Keeps the skin clean by removing make-up, sun cream and excess oil which can lead to acne. This cleanser contains alpha-hydroxy acids which assist in increasing cell turnover within the skin to help ease congestion and breakouts.
Vitamin C Day Serum 03
Vitamin C is one of the most researched ingredients in skincare. It has been shown to assist with collagen production which will help acne scaring, brightening skin and protecting against free radical damage.
Gentle Repair Moisturiser 09 or Peptide Gentle Moisturiser 06
Even though your skin may be oily it still needs hydration. These Moisturisers are formulated with skin rebuilding peptide complexes or nourishing and calming niacinamide. These moisturisers are light weight non greasy and won’t clog your pores and are perfect for daily use.
04 Vital Refine Night Serum
Night-time is when the skin repairs itself so make sure we continue our routine. After washing the your face at night our vital refining serum will exfoliate away your dead skin cells leave it smooth, hydrated and ready for your night time cream.
Tips for acne
Acne can be difficult and embarrassing but there are several things you can do that will have a positive impact on your skin health.
- Reduce Milk Consumption (yes, even skim)
- Use Sunscreen Daily
- Using more advanced Vitamin A variants. Retinal for example, for increasing cell turnover and non-irritating like retinol and no need to take 6 weeks to gradually introduce to routine.
- Blue wavelength healite for killing acne bacteria
- Fresh pillow case
- Clean makeup brushes