What Is Problematic Skin?
Acne-prone (problematic) skin is a skin condition caused by clogged pores due to excessive oil production and dead skin cells. This causes bacteria to grow and results in inflammation. Acne affects everyone, regardless of age, appearing in varying grades from mild to severe acne on the face, forehead, chest, back, and shoulders.
Acne manifests most commonly as whiteheads and blackheads (non-inflammatory) and in some cases occurs as papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Multiple factors can contribute towards having problematic skin such as hygiene, genetics, hormones, diet, stress, sleep patterns, medication, solar exposure, smoking, and the incorrect use of skincare products.
Although acne is not curable, it’s manageable. Treatments vary and are unique to each individual’s condition and skin type. Therefore, it’s advisable to consult a professional skincare therapist or dermatologist if you’re looking to add new products to your skincare routine.
The first step to treating your skin condition is building a skincare routine suitable for your skin type. A professional skincare analysis will ensure that the correct products are prescribed to alleviate your skin condition and optimise skin health.
Getting 7-8 hours of sleep, exercise, and eating healthy are quick fixes for problematic skin. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, protect skin from the sun, and avoid touching acne-prone areas.
Acne-prone skin – due to unavoidable factors such as genetics, hormones, solar exposure, and medication – may need consistent treatment and a more custom solution like a chemical peel. Peels improve skin texture and skin tone, leaving it smoother, brighter, and healthier-looking.
Chemical peels are not a solution for all sufferers, especially for those with sensitive skin or a hormone imbalance. Prescribed acne medication is another option. Consult a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and prescription. In some cases, women experience problematic skin due to their menstrual cycle and contraceptive pills can treat this type of acne.
Nimue Skin Technology
Nimue’s new Purifying range contains four products that counteract the root cause of problematic skin and help to improve its condition.
The Purifying mask has a clay and charcoal base that purifies and detoxifies while restoring the microbiome balance on the skin. A creamy, soft, and cooling treatment mask for problematic skin of all ages, providing deep exfoliation to remove impurities and excess oil. It contains salicylic acid to dissolve any debris that clogs pores and sheds dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. It also decreases redness and inflammation, slows down pimple formation, and improves healing.
The Purifying serum contains unique actives, Dermabiotics, and an acid blend that includes retinol. It is a multi-active treatment serum for problematic skin that clarifies acne and scarring, providing brighter and less oily skin. The retinol in the acid blend exfoliates at a cellular level, brightening dull skin and evens out complexion. It also regulates oil production and minimises breakouts.
The Purifier Night moisturiser is a clarifying and mattifying treatment that minimises the disruption of the skin barrier and skin microbiome with the addition of Pre-and-Postbiotics. Containing a key ingredient, AHA complex, increases cell turnover and helps eliminate dead skin cell build-up on the top layer of the skin. This rejuvenating and exfoliating AHA complex minimises the appearance of hyperpigmentation and reduces visible pores.
The Purifier Day moisturiser has similar benefits to the Purifier Night moisturiser. The differentiator is glycolic acid, a key ingredient in the day moisturiser that’s an AHA exfoliator which sheds dead skin and stimulates collagen production revealing new layers of clearer skin.
In cases of severe acne, a skincare routine supports improvement but with the help of professional treatments and advice, it can be improved significantly. Professional skincare treatments also enhance the penetration of active ingredients in everyday products
Nimue offers a wide range of treatments for all skin conditions and two specifically for problematic skin. The 7.5 TCA Treatment and NIMUE-SRC Problematic Treatment may cause peeling.
To find out more view our professional treatment here.
It is always best to consult your doctor, therapist or dermatologist and seek advice on the best solution for you and your skin.