Acne and breakouts effects almost all teenagers at some point, which also effects self esteem in both boys and girls. Acne can occur anywhere on the face, back, neck, chest and shoulders.
It is stimulated by androgens (hormones)during puberty which increases oil flow via the sebaceous gland. With this over production of oil flow and the combination of dead skin cell build up creates the perfect environment for p.acnes bacteria which then causes whiteheads, blackheads and acne. Depending in the severity and grade of acne it also can lead to acne scarring.
Acne – 85% of people between the age of 11 and 30 and 5% of people over 30 have it.
There are 4 grades of Acne:
Grade 1 – mildest, mostly blackheads, white heads, no inflammation or redness, common in adolescents, nose and forehead areas.
Grade 2 – moderate, blackheads, whiteheads in larger numbers with some larger papules, inflammation and redness, cheeks, chin and jaw areas also.
Grade 3 – severe acne, greater level of inflammation and redness, infection can spread easily with a high risk of scarring.
Grade 4 – mose serious, cystic acne, numerous papules, severe inflammation, very painful, infection spreads often to neck, shoulders and upper arms.
For Acne Free Skin a combination holisitic programme is the only way to get results. Elixir Skin Fitness philosophy is to provide clients with the understanding of the internal triggers that cause acne and create a long term solution programme, inclusive of skin treatments and products.
Elixir Skin Fitness educates and provides solutions for teenagers with acne. The perfect combination of treatment and skin nutrition is created which is affordable, results driven and confidence building.