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iS Clinical for Teens

By Product Specialist Suné Myburgh

When we think of acne, most of us immediately picture the teenage years, remembering greasy skin and the constant advice to avoid popping or picking at breakouts. Acne affected us, our friends, and even our kids. However, it’s important to recognise that acne can affect people of all ages.

What Causes Acne?

Acne happens when tiny holes in our skin, called hair follicles, get blocked. Here are the main reasons why this happens:

  1. Too much oil: Our skin produces oil to keep it from drying out, but sometimes it makes too much.
  2. Dead skin cells: These can clog up the hair follicles.
  3. Bacteria: A type of bacteria called Cutibacterium acnes can grow in the clogged follicles.
  4. Inflammation: This is when our skin gets red and swollen.

Triggers of Acne

The most common trigger for acne is puberty because hormone levels increase during this time, causing more oil production.

Other triggers include:

  • Heavy products and tight clothing: Thick lotions, makeup, and tight clothes can block your skin, leading to acne.
  • Humidity and sweating: Humid weather can make acne worse, especially when sweat stays on your skin.
  • Stress: Stress can lead to acne because it makes your body produce more oil.

How iS Clinical Can Help

Knowing why acne happens is important, but how can we help our skin? Here are some iS Clinical heroes that can make a difference:

  1. A Good Cleanser: The iS Clinical Cleansing Complex is gentle and effective. It cleans your skin deeply without stripping away natural oils, leaving it soft and smooth.
  2. Powerful Ingredients: The iS Clinical Active Serum targets acne, aging, and dark spots. It contains ingredients that help exfoliate and clear the skin, treating active acne and preventing dark spots from forming.
  3. Hydration: The iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum is lightweight and provides intense hydration without making your skin oily. It cools and soothes dry, irritated skin, which is perfect for acne-prone skin.
  4. Sun Protection: The iS Clinical Extreme Protect SPF 30 protects your skin from the sun while providing antioxidants to prevent damage. It can hydrate, treat, and protect your skin, so you might not need a separate moisturiser.

The Impact of Acne on Quality of Life

Acne can significantly affect your quality of life, leading to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. People with acne may feel self-conscious and face discrimination in social and work settings. Early treatment with the right products can reduce this mental and emotional burden, improving overall well-being.

Take control of your skin health with iS Clinical and see the difference it can make in managing acne and improving your quality of life.

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