Conquering Teenage Acne

Adolescence or teenagehood would be so much more fun if it weren’t for those pesky pimples. For most, it’s a confidence crush, no matter how mild the breakout.

teenage acne

Adolescence or teenagehood would be so much more fun if it weren’t for those pesky pimples.

For most, it’s a confidence crush, no matter how mild the breakout might be.

As a parent, it’s tempting to brush it aside as something that will pass, but we know how stressful it can be if we think back to our teenage years.

Teenage acne is different for everyone; some will get a few minor breakouts, while for others, it can progress to something far more problematic.

Confidence crushing teenage angst.

For most teenagers, the first sign of a pimple will lead them to the cosmetic aisle in the supermarket. Once there, they’ll find an array of lotions and potions promising to sort out the problem. For some, this can be enough, but for many, it can be made worse by the products they’re hoping would help.

Clear skin starts with clear and concise advice.

Getting on top of teenage acne means understanding what type of acne you’re dealing with and whether it will progress to a more severe type of acne. We offer a comprehensive consultation to diagnose the type of acne.

Acne can be a distressing condition, and it’s important to understand the best way to care for your skin during this time. We have two treatments that can help; our Acne Treatment is a tailored treatment using specialised equipment and medical-grade skin care to address and minimise the visible signs of acne and blemished skin.

Acne has four grades ranging from mild to severe.

Severity ranges from mild oiliness and blackheads to painful deep cysts and nodules. Getting on top of acne when it’s at Grade 1 or 2 is essential in conquering acne and bringing back confidence.

Grade 1: An increase in oiliness with blackheads and small breakouts known as papules. If treated correctly can be easy to manage, and for many, the skin settles once hormonal surges begin to balance.

Grade 2: The skin has increased oiliness, and there can be more widespread papule breakouts. Congestion and blackheads can be more widespread across the face and can lead to infected pimples known as pustules. While this is still a mild condition, it will be essential to treat it correctly so the problem does not worsen or progress to grade 3 acne.

Grade 3: A more problematic type of acne showing all the usual signs of acne but complicated with more blockages within the follicles leading to infected papules, pustules, and nodules, inflamed painful lesions.

Grade 4: A very severe form of acne, with heavy oil flow, a thickened skin texture, deep blockages within the follicle, and many pustules, nodules and cysts, which can be large painful lumps requiring medical treatment.

Proper skin care is essential to provide comfort to the skin and minimise the symptoms as much as possible, but in most cases, this grade of acne needs special care and attention.

The successful treatment of Grade 1 and 2 acne starts with a concise skin diagnosis, supportive skincare, advice on how to care for the skin and regular skin reviews to monitor results. We recommend our Teen Facial Cleanse for anyone suffering from the early stages of acne. Our teen facial cleanse introduces skin care for teenagers to help them avoid problematic conditions like acne.

Grade 1 and 2 acne responds well to Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+

A system with 3 phases with six steps that make it easy to stick with the programme to achieve the desired results.

Focus Care Clarity+ is a 3-phase system comprising six products.

Phase 1: Clear

SebuWash + SebuTone

Step 1:

Clean with SebuWash washes away dirt and excess oils and, over time, reduces oil flow.

Step 2:

Sebutone helps to remove dead skin cells and reduces oily shine

Phase 2: Control

Sebu ACE Oil + Sebu-Lac Lotion + Sebu Spot

Step 1:

Sebu Ace Oil helps nourish the skin with essential vitamins A, C & E.

Step 2:

Sebu-Lac Lotion assists in improving skin texture and appearance.

Step 3:

Sebu Spot targets and minimises the appearance of spots by controlling p.acnes bacteria

Phase 3: Clear

Sebu Clear Masque

Step 1:

Clear with Sebu Clear Masque clears the skin and reduces the appearance of existing breakouts, and assists in skin renewal.

What if you think your acne is more complicated?

More complex conditions or where the acne problem is localised, as in adult acne cases, may need a specialised prescription with one or two products from the Clarity+ system and targeted acne treatments to resolve persistent acne conditions.

We can advise you on the very best Clarity+ products to suit your skin concerns with a thorough skin analysis.

If you need help choosing the perfect match to manage your oil and moisture this summer, then get in touch with us, and we can arrange for you to come in for a consultation; you can book here or call us on 02 8034 2140

See you next time,

Mel x


Melanie Russell Richards

Melanie’s knowledge, credentials and passion for the skin are unsurpassed. With over 30 years of industry experience, Melanie has a Bachelor of Dermal Science from Victoria University and is a member of The Society of Dermal Clinicians.

With so much knowledge and experience, it was time for Melanie to realise her dream of owning her own non-surgical skin clinic and establishing Select Skin in 2017.

Melanie is committed to treating her clients with honesty, integrity, and care. Achieving ethical and results-driven outcomes is the most rewarding part of her day.

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