What Causes Acne On The Face?
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No one is immune to pimples and although picking blemishes gives you short term satisfaction, you are left with a not so friendly reminder on your face. Whether you’ve had it in the past or have recently experienced breakouts on your face, learn the causes of acne to prevent future ones from appearing.
What causes acne on the face and when does it occur?
Acne commonly occurs during puberty. However it can happen anytime dependent on a range of factors such as:
- Hormonal changes
- Use of harsh skincare ingredients
- Build up of dead skin cells and oils from not properly washing the face
- Excessive production of sebum (oil)
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How is acne formed?
Your skin has pores that connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands are responsible for the production of a regulated amount of sebum which carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. Pustules, or more commonly referred to as a pimple is formed when these follicles get blocked as oil builds up under the skin as it’s infected with bacteria.[vc_single_image image=”16739″ img_size=”medium” onclick=”img_link_large”]
Where do face breakouts occur?
The most common place for adults to experience acne on the face is along the jawline and cheek. Whereas with teens, the hot spots for breakouts are on the T-zone: forehead, nose and chin.
What options are there to treat and prevent future breakouts on the face?
1. Regularly cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising the face: Treat don’t strip
Double cleansing, moisturising the face daily and exfoliating 2-3 times a week with pH balanced products will clear away the daily buildup of dead skin cells and oil from your face. Sticking with gentle skincare products will ensure that your skin’s pH balance is not thrown out of whack which can leave your face prone to irritation and infection.
Often oily skin is an indicator of dry or dehydrated skin as the sebum production is sent into overdrive in an attempt to balance the skin’s natural oil and moisture levels. By moisturising and wearing sunscreen daily, the skin’s barrier is protected, minimising the amount of water loss.
Results Active Protect SPF50+ is a lightweight and oil-free sunscreen that comes in a handy tube ready for on the go application. It can be worn by itself or under makeup and best of all, it’s been formulated specifically to be used in conjunction with any of our skin treatments.[vc_single_image image=”16740″ img_size=”medium”]Refine and rejuvenate your skin with microdermabation
2. Undergoing regular skin treatments: Acne Beta Peel + LED Light Therapy
Skin treatments such as chemical peels work by deeply penetrating beneath the epidermis to treat congested pores, build of dead skin cells, pigmentation, large open pores, blemishes and breakouts. Unlike physical exfoliation processes, chemical peels do not aggravate or create tiny wounds in the top layer of the skin. The Acne Beta Peel combines the unique properties of salicylic and dioic acid to effectively destroy acne causing bacteria and prevent future breakouts.[vc_single_image image=”16741″ img_size=”medium”]We highly recommend the LED Light Therapy treatment after a chemical peel as it aids killing acne causing bacteria, soothes redness, stimulates collagen, accelerates healing time and enhances your treatment results.[vc_single_image image=”16742″ img_size=”medium”]
What causes acne scars?
Whilst not dangerous, breakouts can leave scars and hyperpigmentation. Whilst hyperpigmentation can fade over time, scarring appear as permanent textural indentations on the skin. Skin Needling is an effective solution in reducing the appearance of scarring. Using the DermaPen, tiny needles on a motorised head create micro wounds. This triggers your body’s natural response to generate new skin cells, stimulate collagen and elastin. For optimum results, we recommend 4 to 6 treatments combined with the healing properties of LED Light Therapy to reduce the appearance of scarring, improve skin texture, reduces pore size and a rejuvenated complexion.[vc_single_image image=”16743″ img_size=”medium”]Results Laser Clinics is one of Australia’s most trusted provider of Laser Hair Removal, Skin treatments & Cosmetic Injectables. Results Laser Clinic is available nationally & are committed to delivering results that make you look & feel your best.
Causes of pimples on face in adults: Top tips on how to prevent face breakouts
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If we had to choose a single thing we didn’t miss about being a teenager, the answer would’ve been unanimous: pimples. Taxes over breakouts, anyday. But just like understanding your finances, by delving into the causes of pimples on the face in adulthood, you can finally regain control of your skin. It’s time to show them who’s boss!
Here are the 4 main causes of pimples on the face in adults and essential tips on how to avoid them:
- Buildup of skin cells, dirt and oil
Pimples, breakouts, whiteheads and blackheads are formed when a buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, oil and acne causing bacteria clog your pores. Leading inflammation, irritation and unsightly red blemishes.
[vc_single_image image=”16291″]TOP TIP #1: Wash your face twice daily and exfoliating on a regular basis
By regularly washing your face in the morning and night, your skin is free from the dead skin cells, dirt and environmental pollutants that have inhabited on your face during the day. An additional step in your journey to a clearer complexion is exfoliating. Chemical Peels are an effective way to target priorities such as
- Treating active acne
- Eliminating acne causing bacteria to prevent future breakouts
- Evens out your complexion
- Reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation
- Improves texture
- Tightens pores
Combined with the healing properties of LED Light Therapy, you are on your way to a blemish-free and radiant complexion. This treatment effectively destroys acne causing bacteria, soothes and calms inflammation as well as encourages cellular repair.
[vc_single_image image=”16292″]TOP TIP #2: Change your pillowcases on a regular basis
Your friend who’s regularly changing their pillowcase may have been on to something. Studies have shown that changing your pillowcase every few days can reduce the chances of your skin from breaking out. Why? Over time, your pillowcase becomes a haven for dead skin cells, dirt and oil from your clothes, face and hair.[vc_single_image image=”16293″]TOP TIP #3: Wash your hair frequently to avoid oil transferring onto your face
We’ve all slept in dirty and oily hair after a night out or a long week and have woken up to the unwelcome sight of a pimple or 2 on the face – surprise! By washing your hair regularly especially after exercising can reduce oils from the hair from transferring onto your face and contributing to the pimple population.
- Harsh chemicals and/or incorrect skincare products
We’ve all bought into skin care marketing at one point. I see it, I want it, I got it (and now I’ve got acne). Harsh chemicals and skincare products that don’t suit your skin type can cause irritation or infection in the skin, leading to breakouts.
Wearing sunscreen is an investment your skin will thank you in the future. By minimising your time in the sun and wearing sunscreen, you can prevent your skin from drying out and producing excess oil that can clog your pores.[vc_single_image image=”16294″]TOP TIP #4: Wear sunscreen
White sticky casts from sunscreen are a thing of the past. With Results Active Protect SPF 50+, you can both moisturise and protect your skin from the sun. Lightweight and oil free, it can be worn by itself or underneath your daily makeup. Who said sun safety couldn’t be comfortable?[vc_single_image image=”16295″]TOP TIP #5: Ensuring that your skin is pH balanced
Like people, the skin performs its best when it’s at its happiest and that’s the pH level of 5.5. Harsh ingredients in skincare can throw your skin’s pH balance off, leaving it more prone to irritation, redness and discomfort: the prime environment for a variety of skin conditions.
So much to do, so little time. As easy it is to eat out all the time, the effects of eating a large amount of oily and highly processed food shows (quite literally on the skin). Studies have shown that there are links between eating highly processed foods and breakouts forming on the face in adults. By consuming a balanced diet rich in nutrients, your body is able to function at its peak.[vc_single_image image=”16296″]TOP TIP #6: Ensure that you drink an adequate amount of water
By drinking a sufficient amount of water everyday, your skin can adequately clear away toxins, keeping the skin hydrated and oil levels balanced. Dry and dehydrated skin often prompts the body to produce more oil which then increases the chance of breakouts occuring.
The skin’s response to hormonal changes can lead to breakouts. The rise in hormone levels can trigger higher production of oil, colonisation of acne causing bacteria and inflammation of clogged pores.
Starting or stopping contraceptive pills play a huge part in causing face breakouts in adults as they cause hormone levels to fluctuate accordingly. By consulting with your healthcare professional and testing out which options work best for you, smooth skin is just a step away!
Results Laser Clinics is one of Australia’s most trusted provider of Laser Hair Removal, Skin treatments & Cosmetic Injectables. Results Laser Clinic is available nationally & are committed to delivering results that make you look & feel your best.