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Acne: Dr. Emma Wedgeworth explains everything you need to know

Dr. Emma Wedgeworth, Consultant Dermatologists gives an insight into acne Get to know your skin and define your acne type Make positive changes to your lifestyle Find a good skincare routine specifically for acne, and stick to it!

How common is acne?

"Acne is super common. And it does depend at what age you’re looking at – so approximately 85% of teenagers will have some degree of acne. Then, over the years it becomes slowly less common, but we’re still seeing so many people, well into their 40’s who are still developing acne".

Can I manage my acne?

With proper management and the right products, acne can be treated and kept under control. Emma explains:"I always say to my patients that it’s very important to personalise your skincare. So first of all, take a bit of time to actually get to know your skin."

The first step is to know which type of acne and which type of skin type you are dealing with, whether it’s Hyperseborrhea, Retentional Acne, Inflammatory acne or Advanced Acne. Each stage of acne will present different symptoms and different causes so the diagnostic is key.

Once defined, adopt a healthier lifestyle with an improved diet, more exercise and more sleep to give your body a better chance of fighting the acne from the inside.

The Effaclar range, recommended by Dermatologists...

"Having a good skincare regime can make a massive difference to your skin. La Roche-Posay really understands acne-prone skin and their products are intelligently formulated to get to the underlying cause. Actually sometimes just by stripping down and using a regime, something like Effaclar, actually you make massive inroads, even without resorting to medical treatments.” says Dr. Wedgeworth.

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