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Acne is a common condition typically associated and young adults, but in reality it can affect people of all ages. For those who suffer from acne, it can be a distressing and may have an impact on self-esteem and confidence.

Our range of clinically proven treatments such as Epiduo and Differin are highly effective at rapidly clearing acne.

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Differin (Adapalene) gel and cream are effective acne treatments, clinically proven to clear and prevent mild to moderate acne.

from £32.99

Epiduo Gel is an effective prescription gel that works to treat acne and prevent new spots from forming.

from £33.00

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser effectively cleanses and removes excess facial oil, dirt, skin debris and light makeup without drying out the skin.

from £8.99

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is an award winning, clinically proven moisturiser and cleanser that can be used on the face or body and is perfect for treating dry and sensitive skin.

from £8.99

Cetaphil Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is a light facial scrub offering a gentle exfoliating action to effectively clean and remove excess facial oil and dirt.

only £11.99
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Duac is an effective anti-acne treatment that works to fight acne-causing bacteria and reduce existing spots.

from £22.99

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What is Acne?

Acne, or acne vulgaris, is a common long-term skin condition characterised by areas of whiteheads, blackheads, oily skin, and inflamed spots generally on the back, face or chest. The condition is more commonly seen in teenagers and young adults between the ages of 11 to 30.

What causes Acne?

Acne is caused by an overgrowth of P. acnes bacteria on the skin. It is linked to changes in hormones such as during puberty, but it can start at any age.

Hormones control the amount of oil released from the glands near the hair follicles and when these are produced in excess, it can aggravate the normally harmless bacterium P. acnes, resulting in inflamed skin.

Acne can run in families and hormonal changes during menstrual cycles or pregnancy can cause acne in women.

How can I control my Acne?

Cleaning the skin no more than twice a day with mild cleaners rather than soap, which can inflame the skin further.

Avoid squeezing the spots and blackheads as it can make things worse and may even lead to permanent scarring.

What are the different types of spots?

There are six main types of spots that make up acne:

  • Whiteheads: firm bumps on the skin that are difficult to squeeze
  • Blackheads: black bumps on the skin that are not filled with dirt but rather get their colour from a pigmentation of the hair follicle’s inner lining
  • Pustules: small, red bumps that may feel sore or tender
  • Papules: red bumps with a white centre caused by a buildup of pus
  • Nodules: painful, large hard bumps under the skin
  • Cysts: large, pus-filled bumps that can cause scarring

What treatments are available for Acne?

Although acne cannot be cured, there are several treatments for acne on the market including Duac and Epiduo. These medications work to reduce the inflammation of the skin, reduce the existing spots and blackheads, and kill acne-causing bacteria.

If your acne is particularly severe, you can visit your GP for antibiotics and prescription-strength anti-acne creams.

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