Acne is a common skin condition, often seen amongst teenagers, but can affect people of all ages. It is a result of your hair follicles becoming blocked with dead skin cells and oil. Acne can affect the face, chest, back and shoulders. Acne is most commonly known as pimples, a red lump with a white pustule on top, however it can also include whiteheads, blackheads and cysts under the skin.

Though acne is a normal occurrence, certain things such as clothing constantly rubbing on one area as well as picking and squeezing of existing pimples can result in more of a breakout.

The use of gel-based cleansers used gently on the skin can assist in cleaning without causing further irritation. Moisturisers should be light, and ideally oil-free.

Different treatments are available depending on the type of acne.

  • LED light therapy can calm down and reduce the severity of inflamed acne
  • Microdermabrasion if acne is not aggravated, regular sessions may help to clean out excess dead skin cells and oil, which may reduce future breakouts