Fight problem skin


We understand the science of skin, helping us provide better solutions for all skin conditions.

Here at RedLITE we have over 25 years of experience in dealing with problem skin types. Problem skin falls in
two main categories acne and pigmentation. In some cases bad acne can also cause pigmentation especially in
darker skin types.

Acne

Acne is a very debilitating condition, very often apparent at onset of puberty when hormones are all over the
place. It can be several small spots to a complete face and body coverage of pustular spots and boils. we need
to look at the complete picture to help eradicate this condition, starting with diet and water intake.

The water intake should be greatly increased, the skin is the biggest elimination organ after the bowel and the
bowel needs lots of water to function, if the bowel does not work properly and gets clogged then strain is put
on the skin, very often resulting in spotty, dull and clogged skin. There are various skin supplements that
contain Vitamin A which help to heal the skin from within.

The temptation with oily skin is to try and remove oil, this however has the reverse effect in that stripping the
skin of oil puts it into panic mode and produces more oil. The traditional medical treatments involve antibiotics
and peroxide based gels, these serve to exacerbate the problem, by tricking the skin into producing more oil.
A pre cleansing oil will remove make up and help to balance the skin.

Most companies offer a range to deal with acneic skin, however once the skin is normalised, then products for
acne should be discontinued, with the possible exception of a medicated face wash. As soon as possible large
doses of vitamin A should be introduced into the skin in a gradual step up method, as very high levels of
Vitamin A (retinol) may cause redness and a rash if the high levels are sought too quickly, the skin has to
acclimatise to the low levels first before going up the range. Vitamin C is also extremely beneficial to reduce
redness and dullness.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation can be caused by many factors, it can be hereditary, due to hormonal changes (during pregnancy,
menopause etc) or most commonly environmental factors (such as sun damage). Although generally just
referred to as 'pigmentation' there are 2 variations:

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation is caused by the overproduction of melanin. It is clearly characterized
by the darkening of an area of the skin. The unusually high concentration of melanocytes (cells that produce
pigment in our skin) or their hyperactivity is the main culprit of hyperpigmentation. Most often, affected areas are
the face, hands and neck.


Hypopigmentation: Hypopigmentation or what is otherwise known as depigmentation, happens when the skin
cells that produce melanin reduce their production and is caused by the depletion of the amino acide tyrosine,
which is what the body needs to make melanin. It could also be caused by the depletion of melanocytes that are
the cells located at the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis. Generally speaking, this condition is caused by
damage or skin trauma. Specific examples include burns, infections, pimples, scraping, and other injuries that
result in the scarring like improperly administered skin resurfacing treatments.

In order to effectively treat the pigmentation we need to normalise the cells at their source. Ingredients such
as Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Vitamin A & Vitamin K work extremely well to change the structure of the new
skin cell. You should expect to see results in around 6-8 weeks when treating pigmentation as it take
approximately 28 days for a skin cell to complete it's cycle therefore you will need to wait for the new cell to
take shape before there are noticeable changes.

To further increase the effectively of these products a dermal roller can be used allowing the product to be absorbed
quicker & deeper. The most essential part of your regime when using a pigmentation treatment would be a sun
protection, especially with hyperpigmentation, as sun damage will greatly increase the chance of the abnormal
pigmentation returning. You can use a high quality sun protection as a cream, powder or even make-up that contains SPF.

If you wish to speak to one of our advisers about your skin please contact us & we will get back to you as soon as possible.