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Treating Acne

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clear as day Acne is one of the most common disorders treated by therapists and dermatologists. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of the world’s population is affected by acne at some point in their life.

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lso known simply as acne, acne vulgaris is a common, chronic, inflammatory disease of the glands that produce sebum (sebaceous follicles). This disease results in the formation of inflamed elevations (papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and scars on the skin. The condition is classified according to grades as follows: Grade 1 – mild papular acne; Grade 2 – moderate comedonal and papulopustular acne; Grade 3 – moderate degree of papular acne with scarring present in the central cheek area; Grade 4 – paular and pustular lesions scarring; and Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 – varying degrees of severe papulopustular and nodular acne with sinus track formation.

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Big focus Available from September, the Environ Focus Care Clarity+ Range is particularly targeted at treating acne. For over 18 years, Environ’s founder and scientific director, Dr Des Fernandes (‘Dr Des’), has been researching and developing an innovative skincare solution

that would help target the root causes of breakouts. He believes that by keeping the vitamin A levels high in the skin, we can help reduce the chances of breakouts appearing. Says Dr Des: “The Environ Focus Care Clarity+ Range is an innovative 3-phase system offering a complete skincare solution that is tough on breakouts but easy on the skin. Each phase contains products specifically formulated

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