Acne Conditions

Leave Acne in the Past

Acne is one of the most problematic skin conditions, both during breakouts and with the subsequent scarring caused by cystic acne conditions.

Acne is hard to treat, as its underlying cause is nearly always hormonal based. However, it can be managed well through treatments, home products, and changes to diet. Sadly, much of the readily available acne treatments on the high street are harsh astringents which exacerbate the problem in the mid to long-term because they upset the acid mantle of the skin, which is the basis we need for healthy skin. They strip the skin of oil, which causes the skin to overproduce sebum to compensate.

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Acne Treatment in Reading

Our tailored facial assessment will determine your grade of acne and suggest the most effective products and treatment  regime for you.

Regular treatments not only keep this condition to a minimum but can also repair the skin’s barrier function abd reduce inflammation and scarring that acne can leave behind. Our signature peels will deal with the breakouts, scarring and other disfiguring results of acne and our bespoke post-treatment plan will recommend products containing the correct ingredients to calm the skin’s inflammation and manage outbreaks. For more information on acne treatment in Reading, as well as acne scar removal, please visit our treatment page.

Acne Treatment: Step 1

Exfoliate to remove cell build-up

Acneic skin is often caused by dead skin cells in the pores that are not shedding properly. It is important to remove cell build-up in the pores to allow treatment products to penetrate and destroy P. acnes bacteria. Salicylic acid and lactic acid are examples of exfoliating ingredients known to improve acne.

AlumierMD Professional Treatments:
Detox Clear
Vitamin A Boost
Radiant 20/10
Glow Peel

AlumierMD Home Care Products:
Acne Clarifying Cleanser, Purifying Gel Cleasner, Bright & Clear Solution,  Acne balancing Serum, Retinol Resurfacing, AHA renewal serum, Hydra Carite Moisturiser

Acne Treatment: Step 2

Step 2: Reduce the amount of acne bacteria (P. acnes)

Choose natural anti-bacterial ingredients like hinokitiol, Canadian Willowherb ™, resveratrol and tea tree oil instead of synthetic antibiotics where resistance is a growing problem.

AlumierMD Home Care Products:
Acne Clarifying Cleanser
Acne Balancing Serum
Spot Clearing Lotion

Acne Treatment: Step 3

Control Sebum Production

When sebum builds up under the plugged pore/follicle, it causes an inflammatory response. Keeping skin moisturized is an important way to balance sebum production. If skin dries out due to excessive washing or harsh chemicals, it will produce more sebum to compensate.

Look for gentle ingredients that help mattify skin and control oil production.

AlumierMD Home Care products:
Acne Clarifying Cleanser
Acne Balancing Serum

Acne Treatment: Step 4

Repair skin texture and tone

Depending on its severity, acne can leave post-inflammatory discolouration and scarring.

Repair skin tone and texture with professional peels alongside smoothing and lightening home care products.

AlumierMD Professional Treatments:
Radiant 20/10
Glow Peel

AlumierMD Home Care Products:
EverActive C&E™ + Peptide

Acne Treatment: Step 5

Protect against inflammation and UV damage

Inflammation is a cause and a result of acne. White blood cells are drawn to acne lesions as an immune response to P. acnes bacteria, which in turn causes inflammation.

Inflammation in the presence of UV rays leads to hyperpigmentation, and exfoliating products used to treat acne often make skin more sun sensitive.

It is critical to block UV rays with a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains ingredients to help calm acne and maintain the skin’s delicate moisture balance. Use anti-inflammatory ingredients like hinokitiol, sea whip and Canadian Willowherb ™ to reduce inflammation and clear breakouts.

AlumierMD Home Care Products:
Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42 Sunscreen
Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreens
Acne Balancing Serum

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Booking Your Acne Treatment

At Crysallis Skin, your local Reading skin clinic, we’re committed to enhancing and improving your appearance through a variety of treatments, each tailored to you.

To ensure you’re happy with your results, we invite our clients to a consultation ahead of treatment, assessing your skin and advising about what could work for you.

And, to ensure peace of mind at every stage of your unique skin journey, you can rest assured that we only work with the best, most trusted names in the business.

Book your consultation for acne treatment in Reading by calling 07710024766 or by visiting our contact page today.

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