Acne is one of the commonest skin disorders which affects nearly 80% of the population at some point in time. Choosing the right products with effective ingredients is vital otherwise you may inadvertently be making the problem worse.
Dr Anjali Mahto
Dermatologist, HIIT enthusiast, skincare and beauty lover
Dr Anjali Mahto is a consultant dermatologist based in London. She is a spokesperson for the UK's largest skin charity, The British Skin Foundation. Anjali is passionate about bridging the gap between traditional medical dermatology, aesthetic medicine, and beauty.
Getting your skincare right if you suffer with acne is absolutely vital. There is no doubt that breakouts can leave you looking and feeling miserable. Whilst most people think of acne as a problem for teenage skin, over the past decade, doctors are increasingly seeing rising rates of acne in adults.
23/08/2016 11:52 BST
In the past week alone, I have already lost count how many times I have seen "expert" comments in the popular press by self-proclaimed skin specialists.
04/07/2016 10:57 BST
Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.
13/06/2016 12:12 BST
Retinoids are a firm favourite with both dermatologists and beauty editors alike. There are a large number available, all marketed for their anti-aging properties, but the truth is they are not all the same in their potency or effects. So how do you know which one to buy? Are the prescription strength ones better than the ones you can buy over the counter?
24/05/2016 10:41 BST
I am a dermatologist. I suffer with acne. I have often thought about writing about my experiences and then promptly talked myself out of it. And when I've tried to psychoanalyse why, it is because at times, I still feel resounding shame and embarrassment of my skin.
03/05/2016 16:45 BST
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