Acne is known to cause stress, anxiety and depression. The effects of stress in causing or worsening acne have not been studied as widely. Together stress and acne comprise a vicious cycle. How to put a break on it?
For many years antibiotic therapy has been an important part of acne treatment in either topical or oral form. But nowadays we deal with such endemic levels of resistance that we have had to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and explore novel and new ways of treating acne.
Combining the usual seasonal challenges of winter with the effects of the Covid pandemic has created the perfect storm for acne to wreak havoc with your complexion. Understanding some of the causative factors and taking simple steps to address them can control your breakouts and calm your skin.
A festive Christmas glow and a happy skin? Here is some skincare and lifestyle tips to achieve just that and be free of spots and blemishes in the new year. Brought to you from our LUSTRE Clinic expert, Dr Sam Robson.
From puberty onwards, acne is very common. It is estimated that more than 80% of teenagers experience it to some degree, with a peak of incidence at the age of 15. Slightly more teenage boys than girls get acne, and severe acne is also a bit more common in boys.
In these dark days of Covid-19, we can sometimes lose sight of less threatening ailments. Acne is a good example – and yet there are several reasons why acne may have become more troublesome since the start of the pandemic.
Yes this is real. We are all having to wear a mask on a daily basis due to the current pandemic. I am seeing so many more patients in my practice with spots and irritated skins. Let's take a look at what causing this phenomenon.
2020, regardless of who you are, has given us a lot of unexpected curveballs, including #maskne, a now trending hashtag that wouldn’t have made any sense to our 2019 minds. Thankfully, there is now a stellar solution for everyone — and it doesn’t involve the super-harsh, chemical-laden skin care products.
Breakouts, spots and blemishes at their worst during winter? What to do with the changes that occur to our skin as the seasons change, particularly from a hot, sweaty summer, to dark, cold autumn? Here is the key to good practices!