Let’s talk Acne

One of the most common skincare concerns we are asked about is acne, for some people it’s a constant battle, for others, annoying flare ups happens at the most inconvenient times.

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers but it can affects people of all ages.

What causes Acne?

Acne breakouts occurs when a pore becomes clogged with oil and dead skin cells.  Bacteria on the skin gets trapped in this clogged pores which can trigger infection and inflammation resulting in more severe acne. This inflammation becomes visible on the skin and is more commonly referred to as a spot or pimple. These breakouts are very common in teenagers and are often caused by excessive oils in the skin and puberty hormones. Adult acne can be much more complicated, often excessive oil is not the main component. Hormones play a huge role especially in woman and can be harder to treat with skincare alone, often lifestyle changes need to be made as well.

Your ultimate define against breakouts

At REFORM Skincare we have years of experience in the dermatology sector and we have developed a 3 product programme to help tackle the main causes and signs of acne. Glycolic Acid Foaming Wash – This gentle daily foaming cleanser helps remove oil and bacteria from the surface of the skin while exfoliating dead skin cells. This will help reduce your chances of getting clogged pores which will result in less breakouts. This wash can be used twice daily. Anti-Blemish Crème – A combination of Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid and Zinc helps to reduce skin oiliness, calm inflammation and unclog pores. Niacinamide is an excellent anti-inflammatory, helping to calm inflamed pimples and reduce redness, helping to improve the appearance of the skin. Niacinamide is also a key active in reducing how much oil the skin produces, which will help to keep pores unclogged. Salicylic Acid is one of the best acids to penetrate into the sebaceous gland, helping to dissolve skin cells which in turn will help prevent pores becoming clogged. And finally, Zinc has anti-bacterial properties to help fight acne causing bacteria. This product can be used every morning on cleansed skin. Repair & Renew Gel – This gel is formulated with Glycolic and Mandelic Acid to further help keep pores unclogged and help fight acne causing bacteria. We already discussed Glycolic Acids ability to help keep pores unclogged but it is also excellent to help improve skin tone and texture, especially for people who suffer with post acne scarring. Mandelic Acid, just like zinc, had anti-bacterial properties, to further help the battle against acne causing bacteria. This product can be used at night on cleanser skin. At first, rinse off after 20-30 minutes, once no irritation occurs, you can extend this time and eventually leave on overnight. These products are available to buy separate or as a bundle for only €65, giving you a saving of €16, check it out here