The corner stone of acne creation in your skin is the cells not turning over or exfoliating effectively and efficiently within the follicles. Sluggish cell turn over kicks in and the cells get stuck in the follicle creating blockages:
- Deep blockages lead to cysts.
- Superficial blockages create blackheads.
- Mid point blockages create white heads.
Oil builds up underneath the blockages creating the pimples. When the skin is functioning well we don’t get the blockages and therefore don’t get the pimples. In this way acne is largely preventable. Using good skincare daily that works on the metabolism of the skin by preventing blockages is essential in acne management and prevention. So the saying that pimples and wrinkles can be treated with one range is true!
Cleansing is imperative in prevention and treating acne, but probably not in the way you think. Over cleansing the skin with agents that strip, foam and scrub will make acne worse! Too much cleansing strips out too much of the oils and damages the barrier. As a result not only does the skins sensitivity increase BUT the skin thinks too much oil has gone so it goes into overdrive and produces an abundance of oil resulting in uneven breakouts! This is what we call ‘reactive oil production’. Harsh cleansers inhibit the skins’ natural cell exfoliation enzymes, which increase poor cell exfoliation and causes blockages of pores.
Dr Natasha CookTM Cosmeceuticals CONCENTRATED CLEANSER removes debris, makeup and impurities without stripping skin of its natural oils, and is perfect for acne prone skin. The ultra-gentle formulation soothes and hydrates your skin with anti-inflammatory Vitamin B3 and botanicals including Chamomile, Oat, Licorice, Comfrey and Citrus. Free of detergent and soap, the non-foaming formulation ensures a balanced cleanse without removing the natural moisture barriers, thus avoiding dryness and irritation. This is a universal cleanser for all skin types including sensitive and acne prone complexions.
Dr Natasha CookTM Cosmeceuticals CONCENTRATED CLARIFIER is a powerful cell renewing serum of therapeutic compounds that increases your skins metabolism and collagen. It prevents and assists in the removal of blackheads, whiteheads and blockages in the follicle. With a precise blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (predominately Lactic Acid) and clinical strength Beta Hydroxy Acids (Salicylic Acid) this is perfect for acne prone skin.
Dr Natasha CookTM Cosmeceuticals CONCENTRATED MICROPEEL is a revolutionary intensive peel safe to use at home. With 28% Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids including Salicylic, Lactic, Glycolic, Citric & Malic Acids, this is a more intensive formulation to prevent and assist in removal of blackheads, whiteheads and blockages in the follicle therefore clearing acne. The concentrated ingredients have the additional benefits of reducing fine lines, improving skin texture, fading pigmentation and minimizing pores.