• Scientific Skincare - Can You Shrink Pores
    Skincare,  Acne,  Anti-Aging

    Can You Shrink Pores? – The Evidence Says Yes!

    Ahhhh pores! They are useful little fellas for the most part. However, enlarged pores are often a cosmetic concern for many people (including me). So why do some people have very visible pores while others have largely unnoticeable pores? What causes large pores? Why are the pores on my nose so big compared to the rest of my skin? Is it possible to shrink pores? And for the love of all that is good, why are the pores on my face getting bigger?! To answer your burning questions, here is everything you need to know about your facial pores… What are Pores? What are commonly referred to as ‘facial pores’…

  • Scientific Skincare - Topical Treatments For Post Inflammatory Erythema
    Skincare,  Acne

    Topical Treatments For Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE)

    We previously discussed the various different laser treatment options for Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE). However, laser treatments are often costly and come with downtime and side-effects. You will hear people claim that "you can't get rid of PIE with topical treatments, it will go away with time", but this is only partially true. There are a number of topical treatments for Post Inflammatory Erythema that can improve the appearance of PIE and fade it faster.

  • green tea serum for acne treatment
    Skincare,  Acne

    Green Tea Serum For Acne

    Many scientific studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of green tea on a variety of skin conditions. These effects are largely down to the polyphenols (antioxidant molecules) that are present in green tea. Green tea polyphenols can block the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The latter two of which suggest a potential benefit of green tea serum for acne.  Acne Mechanism Acne is a common inflammatory skin condition characterised by blocked and inflamed hair follicles and sebaceous glands (oil glands) that results in lesions. The condition is caused by a number of overlapping factors: (1) Excessive oil production (2) A build-up of dead…

  • Scientific Skincare - Laser Treatments For Post Inflammatory Erythema
    Skincare,  Acne,  Lasers

    Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) Treatment: Lasers

    Post-inflammatory erythema (PIE) is a relatively new term used to describe the erythema (redness) that occurs after inflammatory acne. It is considered a form of acne scarring but is different from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), atrophic scars, and hypertrophic scars. Acne is caused by multiple overlapping factors and is primarily an inflammatory disease. When a hair follicle (pore) becomes clogged, oil accumulates inside which provides an ideal breeding ground for the p-acnes bacteria. This causes in an immune response and results in inflammation. Inflammation begins with the clogged pore, continues throughout the acne lesions life-cycle, and remains even after the acne lesion has cleared. Post-acne inflammation is visible in individuals with…

  • acne vaccine
    Skincare,  Acne

    Acne Vaccine: Everything You Need To Know.

    What’s the best way to treat acne? If you suffer from acne, then it’s highly likely you’ve searched far and wide for the answer to this question. You’ve probably also tried many treatments, either prescribed by a doctor or bought over the counter, that may or may not have helped. Some of these acne treatments may have also had some nasty side-effects. It often feels like a never-ending cycle when you're trying to find a treatment that works. Couple that with the fact that you have to give each treatment a good few weeks or months to see results, you can be left frustrated, depressed, and no closer to finding…