Acne

Acne is a disease just like any other genetic disease. While there are no cures for acne, there are workable treatments which will keep acne under control, and restore balance to the skin during the active years of problematic flare-ups.


Improve Acne Prone Skin

Introduction to Acne

Acne is a disease just like any other genetic disease. While there are no cures for acne, there are workable treatments which will keep acne under control, and restore balance to the skin during the active years of problematic flare-ups.

Unfortunately, acne, particularly teenage acne, is a problematic skin condition which is very common. Acne is caused when oil and dead skin cells build up and block hair follicles, causing unsightly pimples and bumps, known as papules and pustules. Acne can scar the skin and cause emotional stress if not kept under control. The following factors can exacerbate an acne concern;

  • Acnegenic fatty acids found in Make-up, some sunscreens and hair products
  • Diets rich in iodine have been linked to acne formation
  • Incorrect cleansing routines
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Stress
  • Hereditary

Tip: ice the pimple’. Start with a freshly washed face. Wrap an ice block in a clean wash cloth and apply directly to the pimple for no longer than a minute at a time, leaving at least 5-10minutes between applications. This technique helps to reduce swelling, thereby reducing the size and lifespan of the pimple. Never apply ice directly onto the skin and never ice a spot for more than 1 minute at a time.

Skin cleansing routine morning and evening

Double cleanse the skin with DermaFix Active Cleansing Gel to offer deep cleansing benefits. Alternatively for sensitive acne prone skin one can make use of DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel offering anti-inflammatory benefits and is recommended for Roaccutane/Accutane users. Advance treatment with one drop of DermaFix DermaBright added to your DermaFix cleanser at night only. Exfoliate daily with DermaFix DermaPolish, a gentle enzyme exfoliator assisting with the removal of dark redundant skin cells. Tone the skin with DermaFix Revitalising Toner to prepare the skin for advanced absorption of active ingredients and offer anti-inflammatory benefits.

Please note if on any Roaccutane/Accutane products avoid the use of DermaFix DermaBright.

Skin care routine morning and evening

Morning: After the cleansing routine, apply DermaFix ACC Vitamin C for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Follow with DermaFix DermaShield SPF45 High Protection UVA/UVB Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide, a soothing, non-oily formula.

Evening: After the cleansing routine, apply DermaFix ACC Vitamin C for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Follow with the application of DermaFix Vitamin B Cream to assist with the control of oil gland secretions.

Optional: for the control of large congested pores DermaFix Mattifying Pore Minimizer maybe added to your evening routine as a fast acting SOS treatment. DermaFix Clari-Fine Clay Masque used twice a week for the skin refinement assisting to deep cleanse the skin and offer oil control.

  • Iodine contained in dairy products, meat and iodised salt will exacerbate acne conditions and are best eliminated.
  • Once an established DermaFix skincare routine has been obtained MD Prescriptives Acne Solutions can be incorporated into your routine as an evening moisturiser and DermaFix Vitamin B Cream as your moisturiser for morning use. These two products are not to be applied on the same application.
  • Re-evaluate every 28 days.

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