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Article: Say goodbye to acne with guidance from dermatologist Emil Henningsen

Say goodbye to acne with guidance from dermatologist Emil Henningsen
Dermatology advice

Say goodbye to acne with guidance from dermatologist Emil Henningsen

Adult acne is normal. In fact, up to one in five Danish women between the ages of 20 and 50 struggle with adult acne, but the topic is often taboo, and it can be challenging to navigate the jungle of skincare. We have asked Specialist in Dermatology and Co-Founder of Apeer, Emil Henningsen, for a guide.

The key lies in consistent daily skincare routines and carefully selected active ingredients.

Azelaine, salicylic, and lactic acid. Those are just some of the ingredients worth getting acquainted with if you struggle with adult acne.

“I meet many people who are upset about their acne, and it’s a shame because it’s a common skin challenge, and everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin.” “In severe cases of acne, it’s important to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. For mild cases of acne, daily and targeted skincare plays a crucial role,” says Emil Henningsen, Specialist in Dermatology and Co-founder of Apeer.

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Here are the recommendations and guide from Specialist in Dermatology, Emil Henningsen, to treat adult acne:

01 Consistency:

Establish your skincare routine and stick to it every day, morning and evening, without exceptions. There are no miracle products, but there are products with active ingredients that provide visible results if you are consistent and persistent with your skincare routine.

02 Cleansing:

Use a cleanser that helps reduce the skin’s production of sebum. Lactic acid and citric acid are the ingredients you should look for in this case. Lactic acid helps minimise breakouts with its antibacterial properties, and citric acid helps balance the skin’s barrier by stabilising the pH level. Apeer’s Cleansing Gel has both ingredients and is an idel cleanser for acne skin. Additionally, the Cleansing Gel contains salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores, reduce breakouts, and soothe and smooth the skin’s surface.

03 Serum:

Continue your routine with a targeted serum that contains active ingredients to combat acne, such as niacinamide and salicylic acid. They help reduce impurities, unclog pores, and minimise redness. Apeer’s Redness Serum contains both of these ingredients. An additional feature in the Redness Serum is the presence of azelaic acid, which helps counteract redness.

04 Moisture:

Finish your skincare routine with a nourishing facial cream that provides moisture without feeling greasy or clogging pores. Look for ingredients that help counteract redness and rebuild the skin barrier. The Redness Cream, like the Redness Serum, is specifically developed for skin that struggles with redness, acne, or rosacea. The key ingredients are Redyless®, which helps protect against redness by reducing the intensity and size of visible blood vessels, and ceramides, which support the renewal of the skin’s natural protective barrier against moisture loss.

05 Spot treatment:

Be prepared to treat individual pimples as soon as they appear with a product containing azelaic acid. Apeer’s Spot Stick is a safe choice as the azelaic acid in it helps treat the hyperactive cells (inflammation), soothes the skin, and promotes its recovery.

Cream against redness in a tube

Mild acne is characterised by many blackheads and limited inflammation, meaning minimal redness and swelling. Severe acne, on the other hand, involves high levels of inflammation and may even include cysts or nodules. Adult acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum and clogged pores. Adult acne (like all acne) is hormonally affected and often occurs as a response to either stress or hormonal fluctuations. Many people also experience that certain factors, such as birth control pills, can act as a catalyst for adult acne.

If you have severe acne, Apeer’s dermatology team recommends seeking advice from a dermatologist.

Apeer is a high-performance skincare brand with effective and active ingredients that has to be gently introduced to the skin. Build up your daily routine and start gently by using your products 2-3 times a week, gradually increasing towards daily use. 

Read moere about Apeer’s carefully selected ingredients here.