Show Your Skin Some Love This National Acne Positivity Day
Written by Cover Media, September 1, 2022
Very few people go through life without experiencing acne at some point.
Whether a teenager or an adult, those who struggle with spots, oiliness, and painful pimples often feel the need to conceal their face.
Yet, as it is National Acne Positivity Day on 1 September, consultant dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong (drsharonwong.com) is adamant there is now a movement towards accepting skin the way it is.
"Acne has always been perceived as a problem that should only happen in puberty/teenage years and that the condition clears by the time you hit your twenties. It is also fraught with beliefs that somehow it is caused by a lack of hygiene/poor cleanliness or that it is purely diet related," she said. "The traditional concept that acne is purely a teenage issue is very much outdated amongst dermatologists. We now recognise acne as a chronic skin condition which can appear at any stage of our lives. Certainly, adult-onset acne that appears for the first time in the twenties is on the rise and seems to affect women more so than men.
"Whilst the mechanism behind adult acne is not fully known, what we do know is that acne is a complex interaction between genetics, hormones, environmental and lifestyle factors, all of which will vary in their relative importance at different times of our lives."
Read on for some top picks when it comes to skin-loving treatments for those prone to blemishes or sensitive skin.
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Oxygenetix's Oxygenating Blemish-Control Foundation
With this Oxygenetix product, there is no need to choose between blemish camouflage coverage and the skin health benefits of wearing little to no make-up.
Conventional make-up products diminish the oxygen passage to the skin cells and often upsets the skin's natural oil, pH and moisture balance, however, this formula has been developed with an oxygen-enriched formula that allows the complexion to breathe. It also includes salicylic acid.