From OTC anti-acne products to home remedies and the latest acne treatments offered in clinics, it can be overwhelming with the number of choices that promise total elimination of your acne woes.
Unless you are blessed with good genes, you probably suffer from an acne outbreak at some point in time in your life. For some unlucky ones, they can continue to get acne well into their 30s and 40s. Depending on your lifestyle, it is possible to get acne outbreak for the first time as an adult. Try as you might, you are unable to calm the red, angry acne with your existing skincare regime. Suffering from acne as an adult can be embarrassing and frustrating especially when your colleagues or clients look at your face that has cloudy pus erupting from random places on your face.
If you are frustrated about popping painful pimples and wasting time on home remedies that don’t work, read on more to find out what Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics, has to share about effective ways to reduce acne.
Tip #1 – Ditch Your Current Skincare Routine
If you got most of your skincare products off the shelf from retail shops, chances are that at least one of the products is doing more harm than good for your skin. Throw out products that contain high amounts of alcohol especially SD or denatured ones. It gives the skin a squeaky clean texture after applying and it seems to be causing the pimple to dry out, but in actual fact, it aggravates the acne problem by triggering more oil production.
Less is more – Wash your face twice a day with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser like our in-house Liberty Cleanser designed for sensitive and acne-prone skin. Alternatively, look out for products with salicylic acid or BHA to effectively keep acne at bay. Using non-comedogenic skincare products and makeup that do not block the pores. Non-comedogenic products don’t clog pores and allow the skin to breathe, reducing the chance of any acne outbreak.
Tip #2 – Fresh Orange To Clear Acne
Vitamin C does not only strengthen immune system of an individual, it is also a great ingredient to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and rejuvenated. It acts as a strong antioxidant to eliminate free radicals that damage your skin. The acidity and the high concentration of vitamin C make fresh oranges a powerful nature’s perfect cure for acne.
Next time when you eat an orange, don’t throw the peel away. Orange peels contain more vitamin C than the juice of the orange. Other than being high in vitamin C, it also contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which is a gentle exfoliator. It exfoliates the dead skin and extracts the dirt lodged deep in the pores. Dry the orange skin under the sun for 2-3 days and then blitz it in a blender to make a powder. Apply the paste on your affected area and leave it for 15 minutes a day. You can add some water if it is easier to apply on the face. You should see great improvement in a few weeks with this natural acne treatment!
Tip #3 – Embark On Acne Clear Program
Sometimes home remedies are not sufficient or effective on its own as acne treatments. There is nothing wrong in seeking medical help to get rid of your pimples especially if they are interfering with your daily activities. Seeking early medical attention is probably the wisest thing you can do because acne can result in scars, if not managed properly. The earlier you start your acne treatment, the better the result of improved appearance and prevent the development of permanent scaring.
In Radium Medical Aesthetics, our gentle Acne Clear Program is aimed at targeting the root of your acne problem. This intense acne treatment program improves clogged pores, and clear away red, angry acne scars using medical-grade treatments. You will undergo a series of ultrasonic cleansing to unclog your pores, LED Blue Light to kill the acne-causing bacteria and LED Red Light to heal inflamed skin. You will be rewarded with clearer, less inflamed skin in 4 weeks!
Tip #4 – Acne Eraser To The Rescue!
One of the most popular remedies for acne is salicylic acid. These are usually incorporated into creams, gels, or even wipes. Salicylic acid is effective to reduce redness and swelling caused by acne. It is also able to dissolve blackheads and unclog pores so that your skin stays clean to avoid any inflammation that may cause acne.
Dr. Siew understands that many anti-acne products containing salicylic acid sold OTC work by drying the pimples to reduce acne. In the process of getting rid of the pimples, you end up with another problem to solve – dryness of the skin. This is why Dr. Siew formulated To-The-Rescue Blemish Treatment Serum featuring salicylic acid (2.5%) as a main ingredient. It effectively removes acne and lightens scars, and at the same time, calms and moisturises the skin.
Tip #5 – Agnes Acne Elimination – Your Permanent Solution
There are so many precipitating factors that makes acne a chronic skin disease that is often very challenging to treat. Everyone’s skin is different and may require different approach to address the root cause of acne. There wasn’t a permanent solution to treating acne – until now.
Agnes Acne Elimination uses radiofrequency microneedling to treat stubborn, chronic acne. It targets and destroys the hyperactive sebaceous glands that are responsible for acne by delivering precise radiofrequency energy to exterminate the glands. With the glands permanently destroyed, you will no longer suffer from acne.
Contact us if you are keen to arrange for a consult to address your acne problems at Radium Medical Aesthetics:
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