Mary’s Skin Care in Launceston uses dermaviduals products and sometimes Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to help treat acne.

She has a range of facial treatments that will be customised to suit your skin as no two people have the same finger print or the same skin.

The products and treatments she uses are skin identical and will not cause long term harm.  There is so much marketing hype that it is easy to get confused and try a range of different skin care products. Seek professional advice before you waste your money.  She will advise you on what products, ingredients, make-up and supplements to use to get you healthy skin.  She will also advise you on on ingredients in skin care to avoid.  She is honest in her advice and won’t push you to purchase unwanted products.

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What is IPL?

Although it is sometimes referred to as laser acne treatment, IPL is not a laser, but produces light over a broader spectrum, which can be filtered to select the wavelength for different treatments. IPL technology uses light that is UV-safe and has no known side effects. (Pregnant women and people with photosensitivity should first consult with their physician.)

How does it work?

Using IPL for acne has proven to be very effective. IPL destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne, without the need for drugs, pain or downtime. The spectrum of light that it delivers is absorbed by porphyrins within the skin, destroying the acne bacteria and inhibiting future breakouts.

What is acne?

Acne most commonly develops when skin cells don’t shed properly and the cells stick together and block the pores. This blockage encourages an oil called sebum and a bacteria called propionibacterium (P. acnes) to build up in the skin pores, leading to inflammation. The oil is produced by the sebaceous glands.

An acne breakout starts in the skin’s pores, and it takes around 2-3 weeks before a blemish appears. As the skin renews itself, old skin cells die and are shed to make way for fresh new skin. Normally this is a gradual and even process, but some people shed skin unevenly, and the dead cells mix with sebum and clump together to form a sticky plug. This traps oil and bacteria inside the pore, leading to a pimple. During puberty, hormones accelerate the oil-producing sebaceous glands, putting teen skin at particular risk for acne.

What shouldn’t I do?

  • Don’t over wash or use hard scrubs. Acne is not caused by dirt.
  • Don’t use alcohol-based products, which strip the top layer of the skin. Many astringents use alcohol, which can cause dryness and irritation.
  • Don’t allow sweat to accumulate. Working out heats up the body, and perspiration makes the skin an even more attractive environment for acne bacteria to grow.
  • Don’t squeeze or pick. Picking can lead to more inflammation and permanent scarring. A ‘hands off’ policy is essential.
  • Don’t let acne define you. Remember that the person you are goes beyond the condition of your skin.

What should I do?

  • Change pillowcases frequently.
  • Wash makeup brushes regularly.
  • Use good quality skin care products. Mary recommends and sells dermaviduals skin care. She is the only supplier of these products in Tasmania.
  • Take a probiotic, Vitamin B, C, Zinc and flaxseed oil supplements.
  • Be careful of products labelled for “acne”.  Some of these contain ingredients that will cause more harm and increase your acne breakouts. i.e cetaphil, http://www.spabeauty.co.nz/Beauty+Articles/x_post/why-not-use-cetaphil-00292.html  Proactiv, and foaming cleansers.
  • Use a make up such as dermaviduals deco make up  http://www.dermaviduals.com.au/news/makeup-will-love-dermaviduals-deco/  or Nude by Nature mineral make up but no primers please as these often contain silicones which will clog the pores.
  • Call today to make your appointment for a consultation with Mary from Mary’s skin Care in Launceston 0n 0438311297 or email her marywhite62@hotmail.com