Acne is an extremely common skin condition that affects the majority of us at some time or other throughout our lives. It is responsible for causing various types of spots, blackheads and oily skin.

Treatments for Acne

Perhaps most notably, acne becomes problematic during our teenage years. Around and about 80% of young people between the ages of 11 to 30 suffer from symptoms of acne for several years of their life. Although boys do struggle with spots and greasy skin during late puberty, acne is more common and prolonged in young females, typically those between the ages of 13 and 18.

For most people, acne is a temporary skin concern that goes away on its own at some stage in the early to mid-twenties. Yet, for others, acne will continue as a persistent, relentless problem in adult life.

What’s more, those who were afflicted with severe acne during adolescence or early adulthood may also have to live with a constant reminder of acne scarring. Although acne and scarring can’t be cured entirely, they can be controlled and their effects reduced with appropriate treatments available at Bodyvie.


Although they consist of the same attributes, acne symptoms can scope from mild to severe, with mild acne generally treatable by pharmacy-bought ointments. Fundamentally, acne is the leading cause of oily, greasy skin.

Other symptoms include a variation six types of spots, commonly found to affect the face, back, and chest. Blackheads are tiny, dark bumps that develop on the skin.

Although they look to be the result of dirt build-up, blackheads are the result of undesirable hair follicle pigmentation. Blackheads can be yellow or dark, while whiteheads, are lighter in appearance, firmer, and can’t be relieved when squeezed.

The four main types of spots are cysts, papules, pustules, and nodules. While the latter can be painful, not to mention damaging to self-esteem and confidence, cysts are the most serious of the acne spots. Large in size and boil-like, they are filled with pus and can often lead to acne scarring later in life.


CAUSES of Acne

  • Hormonal changes
  • Lifestyle
  • Diet

Prevention of Acne

Acne cannot be cured; however specially selected treatments from Bodyvie can reduce the signs and symptoms of your condition. What's more, here are some self-help techniques to reduce inflammation and outbreaks:

Resist over-washing affected areas, don't attempt to clear blackheads at home, this can cause scarring, avoid heavy makeup which can clog the skin's pores, always remove your makeup before bed, opt for mild, unperfumed soaps and cleansers.

Avoid touching the facial area, speak with your pharmacist if you have mild acne, they may be able to prescribe over-the-counter medication

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