Targeting Common Skin Concerns: Tips For Acne, Ageing, And Hyperpigmentation
Our skin is the largest and more visible part of our bodies. That’s why pesky spots, discolouration, and other changes to our skin’s appearance can be so frustrating. Acne and ageing are two of the most common skin complaints, with people spending billions worldwide on products to treat them. Another common skin condition that can change a person’s skin is hyper pigmentation. Lifestyle changes and home remedies can be highly successful at treating these conditions. Other people, however, may need stronger prescription medications to improve their skin. If you’re unsure where to start, our medications and skincare tips can help you get healthier, younger looking skin.
Prescription Skincare Online in the UK
We are a full-service chemist able to treat most health conditions, including dermatological ones. If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, visit our website. After a short assessment, we can prescribe and deliver low cost prescription acne treatment and hyperpigmentation medication online in the UK.
Medications we can dispense include:
- Finacea: Finacea is a prescription topical gel for acne and hyperpigmentation that contains azelaic acid.
- Differin Gel: Differin Gel is a proven topical acne medication that contains the active ingredient adapalene.
- Lymecycline Tablets: Lymecycline Tablets is an antibiotic tablets that stop the growth of acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
- Skinoren: Skinoren is a topical treatment used for acne and hyperpigmentation that contains azelaic acid.
How to Get Rid of Acne
In addition to taking medications for acne, there are steps you can take at home to treat breakouts. You may need to try several treatments or a combination of treatments to successfully clear your acne. Here are some natural acne remedies:
- Zinc supplements: Zinc is an essential nutrient your body uses for hormone production, immune system function, and cell growth. Several studies have shown that zinc supplements can reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Honey: Honey contains natural antioxidants and antimicrobials that can clear clogged pores and reduce swelling. Dab a small amount of honey onto pimples or used a honey-based face mask.
- Water: Hydrated skin is more likely to be healthier and look younger. Ensure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day.
Since acne is typically linked to hormones and genetics, you may not be able to prevent every breakout. However, you can reduce their frequency and severity with lifestyle changes and mindful skincare.
- Reduce stress: Stress can show in your skin. Stress also increases hormone production, which can cause breakouts.
- Don’t touch your skin: The oil and bacteria on your fingers can clog your pores and worsen any existing spots.
- Use mild cleansers and avoid over washing: Over washing your face, especially with harsh cleansers, dries your skin out and makes it more acne prone.
Treating Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Melanin is a natural substance your body produces that is responsible for eye, skin, and hair pigmentation. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin becomes damaged and responds by producing extra melanin. Affected skin may develop patches or spots that are brown, blue-grey, or tan in appearance. Common causes of PIH include:
Depending on the cause and severity of PIH, it may clear up on its own without any need for treatment. Persistent cases respond well to topical treatments that are designed to boost skin renewal, such as hydroquinone, retinoids, and azelaic acid. It can take several months for any noticeable changes in PIH so give any treatments time to take effect. More severe cases can be treated with skin lighteners or laser therapy, although there’s a risk these treatments may worsen the condition.
Anti-Ageing Skin Care Routines
When caring for your skin, try to stick to gentle and natural products as much as possible. Using mild cosmetics and cleansers is the best way to take care of your skin. Other products that are proven to reducing the signs of ageing include SPF and retinol. Much of the damage and signs of ageing our skin experiences is due to exposure to harmful UV rays. Wearing SPF daily can prevent premature ageing and sun damage. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that has natural anti-ageing properties and helps boost skin cell renewal. Retinol also shows promise fighting against acne and reducing wrinkles. Anti-ageing skin care routines aren’t a one size fits all so feel free to adjust our recommendations to suit your lifestyle and preferences.
- Step 1: Use a gentle cleanser to remove makeup and grime that accumulates on your skin throughout the day. Two to three times a week, use an exfoliating cleanser for a deeper clean and to remove dead skin cells.
- Step 2: Apply a serum to your face using clean fingers. In the morning, opt for serums like vitamin C and/or hyaluronic acid to moisturise and brighten your skin’s appearance. At night, use a retinol serum. Depending on the strength of your retinol serum, you may only want to apply it a few times a week.
- Step 3: Moisturise. Moisturising is one of the best ways to achieve younger, healthier looking skin. For daytime moisturising, look for light, non-comedogenic moisturises with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and SPF. At night, you may want to use heavier creams that have ceramides, peptides, and retinol. Don’t use retinol serums and creams together as this may irritate the skin.
Where you apply SPF in your skincare routine will depend on the type of suncream you use. Chemical suncream should go on before serums and moisturisers so it can be absorbed by your skin. Mineral suncream needs to be applied after moisturisers, serums, and makeup. While we recommend using a day cream with SPF, you should still use an additional and stronger form of SPF for extra protection.
Hyperpigmentation Medication and Acne Treatment Online in the UK
Alongside proper skincare routines, you can visit our website to buy effective acne treatment online in the UK like Lymecycline and Differin Gel. We also have medications to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Visit our website today to have skin care medications delivered to your doorstep.