La Roche Posay Effaclar

What causes acne?

Acne occurs when a hair follicle, also known as a pore, becomes clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells. 

Acne related concerns can include whiteheads, blackheads, and deeper cysts. Typically, Acne occurs on the face, neck, back, and shoulders – as these locations present a higher concentration of sebaceous glands. 

While common in teenagers due to hormonal changes, acne absolutely does not discriminate and can affect anyone, including adults.  

Find your best acne treatments

Finding an effective acne treatment can be difficult, but to reduce acne-prone concerns, incorporate formulas with proven ingredients for clearer skin long-term. Also Important for every skin type, is broad-spectrum and high SPF sunscreen.  

How to help clear acne related symptoms?

What is good for acne related concerns can depend on the individual. When seeking your best products to help with acne, look for ingredients such as salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid) and niacinamide (vitamin B3) to decongest the skin. 

Cleansing morning and night is essential. A gentle exfoliation a few times a week will help clear pores and reduce marks, while a non-irritating moisturizer will work to hydrate and comfort skin. If issues persist, consult a dermatologist. 

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar range of skincare products is specially formulated for acne-prone concerns.