Blemishes are not just for teens.
Studies show that adult acne is becoming more common, possibly due to increases in stress, poor diet and pollution. While often thought of as a rite of passage from teens to adulthood, acne and the accompanying blemishes, pimples and blackheads are signs of a skin disease and need specialised attention. The culprit is overproduction of oil from sebageous glands – often caused by changes in hormone levels- which leads to blocked and inflamed pores. This can be further aggravated in adults over 30 as many anti-ageing products can be oily and heavy in texture. A combination of these factors can lead to serious breakouts which can take a severe toll on ones self-confidence and self-esteem.
What can be done to effectively deal with this issue? Here are 5 steps to help you toward healthy skin.
1) Cleanse. It is very important to gently cleanse and exfoliate skin to remove any excess oil, traces of makeup or pollution and dirt on skin. We recommend our Active Cleansing Gel – an oil free, exfoliating cleanser designed specifically to oily, blemish prone skin.
2) Tone. The purpose of a toner is to help balance the pH of skin to help keep bacteria and infection away. Our Step 2 Normalising Lotion is a gentle, alcohol free toner you can use every day for this important step.
3)Treat breakouts. Apply Syence Repair directly onto the blemished area with clean hands. Repair will exfoliate any damaged, dead skin cells from the blemished area and allow new, fresh cells to emerge. Allow Repair to be absorbed for 5-10 minutes, and follow up with a moisturizer.
4) Moisturize. It is very important to not skip the step with the moisturizer – if skin is allowed to get dry, it may encourage the glands to produce more oil to hydrate skin. Syence Step 4 Super Hydrating Emulsion is a lightweight, non-fragranced moisturizer ideal for blemish prone skin.
5) Hydrate. Your skin needs to be properly hydrated to function optimally. If you have moisturized with Step 4, you can follow up with Syence Hydra Mist spray to allow nature’s true moisture – water- to be directly absorbed onto skin. This will instantly plump skin, help bring nutrient rich oxygen to the surface of skin and naturally cleanse skin.