ACNE & BREAKOUTS AT SIMPLY RADIANT IN ESSENDON

Acne or skin congestion is one of the most common skin concerns treated by skin therapists, affecting most people at some stage of their life. In fact, it is estimated that 85% of Australians aged between 15-24 years old suffer from acne or skin congestion.

WHAT CAUSES ACNE & CONGESTION?

Internal Factors

Our skin type is often inherited, which means the size and number of oil glands in the skin is determined by our genetic makeup. The levels of androgenic hormones (male hormones) in the body, controls the amount of sebum produced by the oil glands. When androgen levels increase, the skin responds by producing more sebum. Androgen levels fluctuate at different life stages with puberty and pregnancy being the two major stages in which these levels shift.

 External Factors

Lifestyle factors such as stress can affect the activity of hormones, along with exposure to pollution (can clog pores), which can exacerbate the development of acne. Diets that are high in sugar have been associated with acne and some studies suggest dairy consumption can play a role in triggering acne and skin congestion.

TYPES OF ACNE PIMPLES

Types of acne pimples

1: Sebum (secretion of the sebaceous glands) production increases, and accumulates behind a build up of dead skin cells
2: Closed comodone (whitehead) or open (blackhead) develops.
3: Sebum continues to accumulate, oxidises and inflammation occurs (papule).
4: Inflammatory response in an oxygen deprived environment means that infection develops

HOW TO REDUCE ACNE & CONGESTION

The nature of acne is complex so for best results, a targeted, multi-step approach should be taken, considering both internal and external factors:

  • A great first step on the road to treating your acne is to book a skin consultation to allow a qualified skin therapist to thoroughly examine your skin and decide on a customised action plan.
  • Take a 360-degree look at your diet and lifestyle – Try to keep stress levels to a minimum and ensure a healthy, balanced diet, that is low in refined sugars.
  • Stay committed – The acne development cycle is 3 months so to get the best results you will need to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle and skin regime.
  • Use specially formulated skincare to target and treat congestion. Go for non-comedogenic formulas – Avoid oil-based cosmetics to prevent clogged pores and further congestion.

    KEY INGREDIENTS SPOTLIGHT


    The Ultra Clear Skincare Range includes a complementary selection of ingredients that help to combat acne development. 

    Salicylic Acid

    Salicylic Acid & Mandelic Acid

    Potent exfoliating ingredients that work together to unclog pores by preventing the build-up of dead skin cells and reducing the appearance of blemishes.

    Clove Oil

    Clove Oil

    A powerful antioxidant.

    Niacinamide

    Niacinamide

    Soothes and moisturises skin.

    Vitamin E

    Vitamin E Phosphate, Allantoin & Aloe Vera

    Special skin conditioning ingredients that work to soothe and calm the skin while minimising visible redness associated with acne.image description

    The Ultra Clear Skincare System targets the acne development cycle, working to help absorb sebum, clear congestion, control lipid oxidation and soothe irritation, leaving the skin feeling clean, refreshed and blemish-free.

    • Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser – Removes dirt, excess oils and unclogs pores.
    • Ultra Clear Treatment Lotion – Targets congestion, clears blemishes and helps to reduce future formation.
    • Ultra Clear Spot Treatment – Quickly calms flare-ups and helps to reduce future breakouts.
    • Ultra Clear Purifying Mask – Bi-weekly at home treatment mask designed to mop up excess sebum and boost the results of the Ultraceuticals Acne Management System.

    TARGETING ACNE & BREAKOUTS AT SIMPLY RADIANT IN ESSENDON

    Ultra Purifying – 40min – $129

    Are you struggling with hormonal breakouts and just want clear skin again? Our Mandalic Acid Peel works quickly to decongest skin by clearing out the pores and controlling excessive oil flow. Followed by a clarifying clay mask that deeply purifies and calms any inflammation to avoid any future breakouts. Finished with a relaxing lymphatic massage and finishing products. During the treatment itself, you may feel a slight tingling, but no pain. This type of peel has minimal physical peeling, but this doesn’t mean its not working if it doesn’t. This facial is suitable for most skin types, however targets more problematic, breakout skin.

    Pore – fection – 40min – $149

    Want smaller pores? This treatment includes blackhead extractions (if needed) followed by a Mandalic Acid Peel that works quickly to decongest skin by clearing out the pores and controlling excessive oil flow. Followed by our ultrasound product infusion, designed to penetrate our ultra – soothing pore refiner which contains a blend of powerful ingredients such as AHAs, BHAs and Willow Bark Extract which refines the appearance of large pores. Finished with a relaxing lymphatic massage and finishing products. During the treatment itself, you may feel a slight tingling, but no pain. This type of peel has minimal physical peeling, but this doesn’t mean its not working if it doesn’t.

    Rejuvenating A-zyme – 40min – $159

    The powerhouse of all anti-ageing facials utilizes Vitamin A (Retinol), one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients, that supports the production of new skin cells, combined with Bromelain that is found in a pineapples stem that gently exfoliates the skin. This fast acting, non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatment has been carefully formulated to show the affects of ageing , UV damage, as well as improve the appearance of fine lines, skin tone and texture. Finished with a relaxing lymphatic massage and finishing products. During the treatment itself, you may feel a slight tingling, but no pain. This type of peel can have physical peeling for days, but this doesn’t mean its not working if it doesn’t. This facial is recommended for all skin types.

    What is Laser Toning?

    Laser Toning is a facial treatment that improves the quality and texture of the skin through the subtle heating of the dermal layers within the skin through laser technology.

    How does Laser Toning work?

    Laser toning is a unique gentle treatment that uses the lasers energy to reduce visible pigmentation by breaking down melanin molecules naturally, allowing your immune system to remove them. At the same time it stimulates collagen regeneration whilst refining the skins texture and tone with minimal risk of adverse effects and virtually no downtime.
    Over a course of treatments, unwanted pigment is suppressed and lightened – creating an even and brighter skin tone. It cleanses pores, reduces pore size, improves fine lines, marks left by acne, and reduces redness, leaving the skin vibrantly rejuvenated.
    Recommended enhancement – Customized chemical peel | $49 – that targets your skin concerns to achieve optimal results and compliment the laser toning exfoliation.

    How much is Laser Toning Facial?

    Full Face Laser Toning – $139  |  45min