Many people consider acne, pimples and blemishes to be a teenage skin problem. Of course, those that suffer from adult acne know all too well, acne is a skin condition that can occur in anyone, at any age, regardless of diet.
So if it is not teenage angst or those pieces of chocolate you sneaked at lunchtime that caused your latest out breakout, there is another possibility.
If you are going through a busy time at work, or an emotional time at home, consider if stress might be the cause of your latest acne breakout.
It’s no coincidence that when we are stressed our skin shows signs of it – inflammation, breakouts and for those who suffer from acne, severe outbreaks out cystic acne on their face, neck and back.
Medical researchers have long espoused that a stressful life is a big contributor to bad skin. They point to statistics that show us that, no matter our age and hormonal status, an increase in acne, including cystic acne, has been correlated to an increase in stress.
Those who suffer from acne breakouts, whether it is face acne, forehead acne, or back acne all have clogged pores that can’t be seen by the naked eye.
Stress stimulates an inflammatory response within our skin which releases extra, unnecessary amounts of adrenal hormones. This, in turn, increases oil production on the skin, and of course, make acne much worse.
Acne prone skin is already battling clogged pore, and the addition of extra oil on the skin’s surface creates a breeding group for cystic acne and blemishes.
Everybody who has acne knows that acne causes stress. But medical scientists have also demonstrated that stress causes acne.
So what does this mean for your skin?
The process demonstrates that when stressed it is important to ensure excess oil is removed from your skin, so faithfully adhering to your skincare routine is crucial to prevent acne and other related skin problems like blackheads and whiteheads spreading.
Prevent more blemishes by properly cleansed face morning and night with a gentle cleanser, like the Radiance Skin Serums Anti Acne Regime Cleanse, which is effective at removing impurities and the build-up of dead skin cells without stripping the skin of its natural protective oils.
Acne sufferers should be sure that their skin care treatment is actively removing excess oil, or sebum, and dead skin cells that might be clogging your pores. If not, the cycle of breakouts will continue.
Keeping your face free from dirt and oil by removing impurities with quality skin serums to maximise the chances of breakouts and rejuvenate your skin.
At The Skin Project, we recommend Radiance Skin Serums, which contain active ingredients and have been specially formulated to assist in the treatment of acne.
If you suffer from acne and are noticing an increase in the severity of your breakouts, or want to remove acne scarring, it’s time for an acne solution!
Call Sydney Cosmetics Clinic for a stress busting skin clearing plan to get of your acne!
Dr Tom will review your skin type and prescribe products from the physician only Radiance Skin Serum line of skincare to assist in clearing up your skin, plus create a personalised cosmetic treatment plan.
Read more about how The Skin Project can clear up your acne and remove acne scars.