Many products are available at pharmacies, supermarkets, department stores, television and online that propose to improve acne prone skin.
Choosing the right product for you can therefore be difficult given the many choices and clever marketing of these products.
In general, acne prone skin benefits from a gentle cleanser and moisturiser, a healthy diet, sensible amounts of natural sunlight and exercise.
Toners achieve minimal benefit. Products containing alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids/salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or retinoids, whilst very helpful for some types of acne, do not benefit all types and are best used with appropriate advice and separately from everyday gentle cleansers and moisturisers. Expensive cleansers and moisturisers aren’t always the best products and there are some excellent and affordable products available in Australia.
There is no hard evidence that diet plays a major role in acne, however avoiding high glycaemic index foods (high sugar) is likely to be beneficial.
Staying healthy with safe exposure to the sun before 9am and after 4pm and regular exercise are also likely to beneficial.
Our specialists will provide good practical advice with regard to your skin care to complement their recommended specific acne treatments.