Treating acne means we need to address the hormonal influence on excess oil production, increase cellular turnover and reduce potential skin bacteria leading to inflammation.
Hormones are difficult to target with topical skin care and skin treatments, so we recommend a holistic approach and speaking with a great naturopath who can help with interventions to target your inner health.
Research suggests that when correcting the skin topically, the best approach is a neutral, consistent and simple skin care routine to ensure it is a habit we can easily maintain.
The skin works to change and regulate over a 6-12 week period, with results typically visible by six months. Even when we are managing the environmental impact on our skin and the body’s influence, we sometimes need a little extra help. Below is the SHS regimen we recommend to help you treat acne and prevent future breakouts.
MORNING - 1 Step
1-2 pea size amounts, warmed up in your fingertips applied evenly over the entire face, neck and décolletage. Great as a makeup primer.
We use our RP Moisturiser in this routine for its hydrating support, minimal sweat factor, ability to reflect harmful UVA and UVB rays through Zinc oxide and Titanium oxide and the anti-inflammatory properties of zinc, which help improve acne.
This moisturiser is lightweight and non-comedogenic.
EVENING - 3 Steps
1 pea size amount, lather with a small amount of water on your fingertips, cleanse face, neck and décolletage. Rinse.
Reduce oil and improve congestion by reducing inflammation.
Strictly pea size amount onto fingertips and then evenly dispersed over face. Pat a small amount under your eye as your eye serum. Repeat step for your neck and décolletage if desired.
The REM serum is your powerhouse to your skin cells. Vitamins A and B work to repair and regulate the daily damage to your skin while you sleep at night. Vitamin B is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce reddened and inflamed skin. Vitamin A is a key ingredient in treating acne at all levels of healthcare.
1-2 pea size amounts, warmed up in your fingertips applied evenly over the entire face, neck and décolletage.
Packed full of peptides, our BC Moisturiser promotes collagen production and hydrates with its unique combination of hyaluronic acid, oatmeal and peptides.
Lightweight and non-comedogenic.
Treatments for Acne
In conjunction with regulating your inner health and external skin care you can look to the following skin treatments to help improve acne.
Salicylic peels are key in helping to break up oil within your pores. For this treatment, we often choose a course of 4-6 at 2-4 weekly intervals to increase cell turnover and break up the oil clogging your pores.
Used in conjunction with your cosmeceutical skin care, improvement should be noticed upon completion.
Suited for: Whiteheads, Blackheads, Pustules commonly called pimples, Papules, Cysts, Nodules
This is a great surface treatment to encourage cellular renewal of the skin’s surface.
This will help to lighten and brighten the skin complexion over a period of time. Utilising this treatment with your active cosmeceuticals can assist in maintaining your overall skin health.
Suited for: Whiteheads, Blackheads
Research is suggesting that light therapy is showing promising results in targeting ‘P.acnes’, the bacteria responsible for the inflammatory response we see with the progression of congestion.
In order for this to be an effective acne treatment, P.acnes needs to be present and this is not always the case.
Light therapy - particularly LED - offers other benefits as well, though, so it will always be worthwhile.
Keep in mind that results of these treatments are still up for debate. Laser therapy often makes us feel great, so definitely give it a go, but if you don’t see the results you’re after within 6 months, we recommend looking into the next steps below.
Suited for: Whiteheads, Blackheads, Pustules (commonly called pimples)
It is important to review your skin every step of the way and make an assessment as to whether you feel your skin care and skin treatments are working for you.
Sometimes we need something a little more and it is at this point around 6-12 months of trying active cosmeceuticals and medical grade skin treatments that we recommend you speak with your GP or Nurse Practitioner for referral to the ultimate skin specialists, a dermatologist.
If you think it’s time for a multi-therapy approach to your skin, get in touch with us today!
Suited for: Papules, Cysts, Nodules