For a lot of people, winter and the run-up to Christmas is one of the best times of the year. However, for those who suffer from sensitive skin and acne, this period can become rather stressful, with rates of acne and skin conditions climbing up to 10% as the temperatures drop.
One of the many reasons that your skin might suffer during these cold spells is sebum. Sebum is a type of oil that is secreted by small glands in the skin. It is an extremely important oil that helps keep your skin moist and healthy, however, too much of this can cause your pores and skin cells to become clogged. Once your pores have blocked, you might begin to notice breakouts of whiteheads, blackheads and other forms of acne.
Your face contains the majority of these sebum-producing glands – so if it starts to become dry as a result of the winter cold, it will speed up the production of sebum in an attempt to moisturise your skin – unfortunately, this can work against you in certain scenarios.
The winter weather doesn’t have to get the better of your skin – at La Fuente, let us welcome you into the warm and talk through many of our advanced treatment plans. We can have your skin looking silky smooth in time for any festive occasion.
How Acne Occurs
Acne is one of the most frequently treated skin conditions throughout the UK – it occurs when your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It is most common in teenagers however can affect people of all ages.
Typically, acne appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. This is no accident, for these parts of your body have a higher concentration of oil-producing glands. As mentioned above, excess oil is a prime cause of acne, as are blocked hair follicles which can occur when oil and dead skin cells become trapped in these parts of the skin.
There are other factors that can trigger acne, these include:
Hormonal Changes: Acne is more common in teenagers than adults, and this is usually a result of the fluctuating levels of hormones that are often inseparable from puberty. Hormone changes can also occur during pregnancy and due to stress and certain medications.
Diet: Research shows that consuming certain foods that are carbohydrate-rich can trigger acne. However, this does not appear to be a direct cause of the condition, but has been observed to make its symptoms worse.
If you are looking for a safe and fast way of reducing the symptoms associated with acne then TheraClear is the solution for you. Treatment can be completed in just 15 minutes and patients only need around 5 treatments until they see significant results. That means in an hour and a half, over the space of a few weeks, you could be acne-free!
TheraClear is an innovative treatment that combines both light therapy and a vacuum for the efficient, reliable and safe reduction of acne. TheraClear works by extracting sebum from acne lesions using its state-of-the-art vacuum. A light then targets any leftover bacteria to reduce future sebum production whilst eliminating the most visible symptoms associated with the condition.
TheraClear is a non-invasive treatment so you can get back to your Christmas routine right after treatment – no need to miss an office party or winter ball, instead, feel empowered and confident with your new, clear skin.
ClearSkin Laser Treatment
The ClearSkin Laser could be the treatment for you if you find yourself suffering from severe outbreaks of acne on a regular basis. It has been specifically designed to target the three main causes of acne: excess sebum, dead skin and bacteria.
The whole procedure is virtually pain-free, so you don’t have to worry about needles or painkillers. Simply turn up and revel in the results 30 minutes later. Unlike other treatments, you don’t have to return for multiple sessions to start seeing results, instead, you can come in with troublesome spots and pimples and leave with clear skin.
Stop wasting your time and money on over-the-counter products – join us for a session with the ClearSkin Laser and see the results for yourself. We guarantee that the treatment will address all the visible signs of acne, diminish the appearance of scars and leave you with a smoother complexion.