The word acne comes from the Greek word “akne” meaning a point or a peek. There are varying levels of acne from congestion with no “peeks” to sore cysts, pustules and inflammmation.
There are some that believe that acne can be treated topically with creams and lotions and there are others who believe acne is an internal issue and treat within. At Wexford Health & Skin Clinic we believe acne needs to be treated both internally and externally holistically.
While the causes of acne remain unknown there have been links to hormones, stress, poor elimination and comedogenic products. So while we need to use the right products topically to keep the skins exfoliation process up to speed and oil production under control, we also need to do an in-depth consultation regarding lifestyle choices.