Skin Conditions

Acne & Breakouts

Acne & Breakouts are probably the most common skin problem we get asked about.
Whether it is those time of the month break outs or congestion, persistent cysts or those stubborn pustules that just won’t go away or they just turn up at the most inappropriate times. The good news is that these conditions are treatable.
What causes Acne and Breakouts?
The sebaceous gland that is responsible for how much and which type of oil your body produce is overacting and producing too much and a sticky sebum. These can be influenced by hormonal changes and stress.
Solutions to Acne and Breakouts.
The solution is to cleanse the skin without stripping it. Use topical and oral vitamin A products to normalise the skin and the oil production.

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Ageing-Lines. Wrinkles, Sagging to a certain degree are inevitable, as the years go by.

Frown lines, laughter lines, wrinkles, lines on our top lip, thinning of the cheeks, sun spots on the hands or face and sagging jowls. Do we just let one or more of these conditions take hold or do we do something about it. Fortunately we have the products to improve or stop these issues.
What causes Aging – Lines, Wrinkles and Sagging?
Cell, collagen and elastin production slows down causing saggy and wrinkled skin unlike a baby’s skin which is tight and plump.
A lack of Hyaluronic acid means the water and moisture levels in the skin are low.
A lack of volume in the skin due to low collagen levels
Due to light exposure leads to broken capillaries and dark and uneven patches appearing.
Solutions to Aging – Lines, Wrinkles and Sagging
You will improve your appearance by changing your lifestyle. Stay out of the sun or use sun protection. Use a moisturiser, Colostrum Gel, Vitamin A and Peptides which stimulate collagen and Elastin, all of which improves the tightness and plumpness of the skin.

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Dry and Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated & Dry Skin tends to mean a lack of water and dry skin tends to mean a lack of oil.
With Dehydrated & Dry Skin your skin will feel tight, flaky and dry with wrinkle appearing more visible.
What causes Dehydrated & Dry Skin?
A lack of good fats means that there is a lack of nuts, seeds and oily fish which keep water locked in your skin.
Age make you lose moisture more quickly from the skin
Over exfoliation makes your skin feel very dry
Soaps, wipes and steamy showers can strip your skin of its natural oils creating dryness.
Solutions to Dehydrated or Dry Skin
Drinking water will help, as well as using moisture rich products and moisture boosting facials. Eat nuts, seeds and oily fish which promote water to be locked into the skin.

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Eczema and Dermatitis

Eczema & Dermatitis are common conditions that affects both children and Adults.
Basically Eczema is an inflammatory disease which is the body’s way of saying something isn’t right. It can present itself as a red rash or a scaly, itchy and irritating and uncomfortable skin condition. It is a noncontagious form of an inflamed and allergic skin rash.
What causes Eczema and Dermatitis?
The immune system of the skin is low making it harder to fight infection.
Essential fatty acid Deficiency causing weak skin due to the cells not having enough fatty acid.
Dry Skin as the skin is unable to retain moisture in the skin
Food intolerance to such things as milk, gluten, eggs and yeast can cause inflammation
Stress, dust allergies, spores and animals can aggravate the situation.
Solutions to Eczema and Dermatitis
Make sure you eat enough good fats in your diet. Oily fish, nuts, seeds and omega 3 and 6 supplement such as skin omegas that we sell in our ANP range.

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Pigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone

Pigmentation & Uneven Skin Tone usually present themselves as dark patches or spots on the skin.
Pigmentation & Uneven Skin Tone are also known has hyper-pigmentation. This condition is another one that is very difficult to treat due usually in part to the longevity of the problem.They are generally more commonly seen on older skin.
What causes pigmentation and uneven skin tone?
Exposure to the sun and the UV rays are a big factor
Age spots are caused by UV exposure during teenage years. They often show up on the hands and face
Chloasma/Melasma are both types of pigmentation closely related to hormonal changes such as the contraceptive pill, pregnancy and menopause.
Post Inflammatory Pigmentation is caused by damage or trauma like spots, ingrown hairs, picking the skin and scars that can lead to the skin being exposed to more light, leading to post inflammatory pigmentation.
Solutions to Pigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone
Keep out of the sun or protect your skin from the skin. Repair the skin cells using skin loving Vitamins such as Vitamin A and C.

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Rosacea & Redness

Rosacea & Redness is a tricky condition to manage, but can be control with the right treatment.
Rosacea & Redness can be a really tricky conditions to manage, but we can certainly control the length and severity of the flare ups with the right treatment.
Rosacea tends to start off looking like flushed skin but then can progress to be inflamed and sensitive before pustules begin to show.
What causes Rosacea and Redness?
There is no confirmed cause of this condition but it is suspected that a number of issues that are the likely causes of this condition. These are as follows;
Vitamin A & C deficiency which can cause the blood vessels to become light sensitive
Fatty Acid deficiency affects the immunity and barrier function in fighting infection
Mites called Microscopic dermodex which live in the follicle and causes inflammation
Genes because 40% of all sufferers have a relative with the same condition.
Other items to keep away from Alcohol, Spicy Foods, Dairy Products and Harsh Soaps
Other triggers Stress, Medical Conditions and The Environment
Solutions to Rosacea and Redness
Keep out of the sun and have lots of Vitamin C and antioxidants internally and topically as these will strengthen the skin and reduce redness.
This is definitely a condition that will improve quicker if you treat the condition from the inside out. In other words use our Skin Vit C orally whilst using C-Boost Serum on the skin.

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With Scarring there are many different types of scars, but the one thing that they all have in common is that the skin has become damaged.
Scarring can leave people with significant marks on the skin. These can show through most camouflage and heavy makeup.A child has skin that usually heals very quickly from an injury. Adults skin can take much longer to heal and often we are left with unsightly, scarring after such things as surgery, stretch marks, Chicken Pox and acne.
So why do we scar?
Well, when we start to age, the healing process which involves naturally removing damaged collagen from the wound. This takes longer than when we were young. This prolonged exposure enables free radicals to scar the skin.
Solution to Scarring
There are no quick fixes with scarring, but we have seen some very impressive results from clients using a number of our products.
Using Skin Collagen Support and Skin Essentia AVST 1 after micro-needling with our CIT roller have produced fantastic results.
(Results are dependent on the depth of the scar )

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