Acne - What is it?
Acne is a common skin disease, characterized by areas of skin that becomes red or scaly, blackheads and whiteheads, pinheads, large papules, pimples, and possibly scarring.Acne affects mostly skin ; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.Sometimes you can find the cysts on thighs and bum also. Severe acne is inflammatory.
Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, and often continues into adulthood. In adolescence, acne is usually caused by an increase in testosterone, which occurs during puberty, regardless of sex. For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear — or at the very least decreases — by age 25. There is, however, no way to predict how long it will take to disappear entirely, and some individuals will carry this condition well into their thirties and beyond.
Aside from scarring, its main effects are psychological, such as reduced self-esteem and in very extreme cases, depression or suicide.Acne usually appears during adolescence, when people already tend to be most socially insecure. Early and aggressive treatment is therefore advocated by some to lessen the overall long-term impact to individuals.
Top tips for acne -
There are three different products that Quinoderm provide and all of them are easily bought over the counter -
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Quinoderm creams are unique - they are the only dual action benzoyl peroxide combination products available from your pharmacy without a prescription.
''Quinoderm facewash does not contain benzoyl peroxide''
Today I am here to talk about the Quinoderm Antibacterial face wash -
150ml - Cost around £2.
The expiry on the bottle says 12months but I am sure this will not last that long if you need to use this everyday , I know my bottle lasted me only a couple of months but it is still a bargain.
The Price -
Around £2 so its definitely worth trying and affordable for everyone, including the teens who struggle with acne during puberty or stress in exams.
The Packaging -
The plastic bottle is very basic . The colours are easily spotted on shelves and dressers . I am not so impressed with the flip lid as I myself break them easily but because it is so affordable , it is easily dismissed .
The look of the product -
The face wash is a fabulous colour of bright blue.
The scent -
The smell is nice, it has a fresh minty scent but not overpowering like some I have tried before, it smells quite calm.
The application -
As directed , it says to apply to a damp face and massage into all areas on face paying attention to the t-zone areas (nose,cheeks, chin and forehead). Then rinse thoroughly.
The feel -
It has a smooth texture , no grit or thick qooey feeling. It does not lather at all which I was expecting to see.
My opinion -
So I used this for three days and it came at the perfect time for me.
During my menstrual period , I suffer from a break outs of the odd blemish , usually under skin spots or pimples which are a nightmare and can sometimes be sore and a nightmare to bring to the surface and clear in a short time.
After three days of using this, I did feel and see a difference.
The redness was reduced and less inflamed which eased me and my skin started to look great again.
I never break out with big spots or many of them just the odd one now and again so I can not comment on how it works on acne itself but as a face wash, it was great for helping to reduce and ease the pimples and under skin spots I had.
Your skin feels fresh and clean , not dried which is something I was worried about as I thought it would .
I use this on a morning and night to prevent spots reappearing as often as they would and for £2 a bottle its a great buy.