What causes acne? 
Acne affects more than 85% of all teenagers and may continue into adulthood. 

Hormonal changes in your body can lead to an increase in the production of sebum, the oil produced by the skin to keep it healthy. When excess oil combines with dead skin cells within the hair follicles, pores become blocked. It is the blockage that allows acne bacteria to thrive resulting in pimples.

Fighting Acne 

To effectively treat acne, it is important to unblock the pores and reduce the number of bacteria that cause pimples. This bacterium is commonly known as P.acnes. 

Here are some ideas for you to establish a daily routine to help get your skin in good shape:

Scrubs and other harsh preparations may further irritate your skin and should be avoided – try a mild, non-soap cleanser like Cetaphil® Oily Skin Cleanser morning and night or after playing sport.

Not all acne sufferers have oily skin - for dry to normal skin types you may prefer Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser.

If you need a moisturiser, use one that won’t block the pores, such as Cetaphil® Moisturising Lotion.

If you use make-up, use it sparingly and avoid oil based products. 
Look after your general well-being by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly.

Benzoyl peroxide is recommended by Australian dermatologists as a highly effective acne treatment. It not only unblocks pores but also kills the P.acnes bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide has a mild peeling (keratolytic) effect which breaks down the protein (keratin) in the skin cells blocking the pores so they can break free and be shed. This helps remove follicle plugs so that sebum and dead skin cells can be expelled. 

Benzac AC® helps to clear acne like no other benzoyl peroxide. It is the only acne treatment that contains Acrylates Copolymer (AC) technology. 

Acrylates Copolymer actively absorbs excess oil from theskin’s surface while delivering hydrating

glycerin. This meansthat acne sufferers will not only have less oily skin but it also reduces the likelihood and severity of common drying effects of benzoyl peroxide.