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How to Get Clear Skin: Why is My Skin So Bad?
How to Get Clear Skin: Why is My Skin So Bad?


Aug 3, 2023

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Este Medical Group

In the digital age, we all wish we could apply an Instagram filter over less than perfect skin as we go about our day. Even people with great skin have bad skin days. And people with bad skin want to find the best skincare treatments and get on with their lives! 

For most people, good and bad skin days aside, they just want to have clear skin days and not worry about acne and other visible skin flaws. Having clearer skin that looks bright and healthy is the ultimate goal! 

Here’s our Este tips for clear skin: some of them you can do at home, plus we have selected the best clear skin cosmetic treatments you can try at a cosmetic clinic like Este Medical

Why Is My Skin So Bad? 

First of all, let’s go over what makes people say their skin is bad. There are many factors that affect optimal skin health and its appearance. Bad skin causes range from:

  • Acne breakouts
  • Acne scars
  • Skin discolouration
  • Hormonal changes
  • Menstruation and pregnancy
  • Poor diet
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Lack of sleep
  • Excessive drinking and smoking
  • Some medications
  • Pore clogging makeup
  • Some oily lotions and creams
  • Harsh acne products
  • Dehydration 

The best way to find out what is causing skin breakouts and discoloration is to arrange for an in depth skin assessment. A professional skincare assessment will determine the real condition of your skin and how you can best manage your skincare concerns. For example, a Visia Digital Skin Analysis can assess skin dehydration, sun damage (see hyperpigmentation), skin sensitivity, skin laxity and more. 

Contact Este Medical if you would like to arrange a skin assessment. 

How Do I Get Clear Skin? 

If you are looking to get clear skin fast and have it stay clear for an extended period of time, you will benefit from a professional skincare treatment, and then maintain the results with exceptional skincare products and practices at home. 

Professional, Proven Acne Treatments For Bad Skin

When people talk about ‘flawless skin’ they usually mean they want acne clear skin. 

Acne can take on many forms unfortunately, from mild to severe, and may include the following types of acne

  • Whiteheads and blackheads 
  • Papules: small red bumps on skin that may look swollen
  • Pustules: pimples with pus inside, they look like white bumps
  • Nodules: large painful bumps under the skin that are solid 
  • Cystic Lesions: lumps filled with pus that are painful and inflamed

Knowing what type of acne you have will make a big difference in your treatment. If you have mild acne, the temptation to attack pimples with harsh or abrasive products might make it worse for instance. And with severe acne, not taking enough action might lead you to waste money on products that don’t get deep down enough to the root of the problem.

Book an Este Medical skin assessment to find out the most optimal treatment for your type of acne.   

Este Medical Group has several UK acne treatments for mild to severe face and body acne and acne scars, they include: 

We also have additional clear skin, anti-acne, and acne scar fading treatments for your consideration — look at our acne treatment page for more! 

See how we do acne extractions at Este Medical. 

Discoloured Skin Treatments To Brighten Skin Tone

Bad skin is not only acne skin, for many people suffering from facial hyperpigmentation their bad skin problems may include: uneven skin tone, dark skin patches, blotchy skin, and dark spots.   

Hyperpigmentation on the face and body is often caused by sun exposure or sun damage, but it can also be caused by genetics, hormone changes, ageing, and skin trauma. 

Professional depigmentation treatments are often the best route to correcting an uneven skin tone. Este Medical Group has amazing skin brightening treatments that can help you correct skin affected by hyperpigmentation and acne damage. 

Cosmelan pigmentation peel 

Our Este depigmentation peel contains azelaic acid and kojic acid that even out skin tone and brighten the complexion making it look clear and healthy. 

Before and After Cosmelan Peel

Depigmentation laser treatment 

At Este we use Harmony XL Pro Laser treatment to target and break up excessive melanin pigment which eliminates problematic hyperpigmentation. As a result, uneven skin colour will get brighter.

Have a look at a successful Este Medical depigmentation treatment. 

Find out which Este Medical skincare treatment is best suited to your bad skin concerns, book a skincare consultation at an Este clinic near you

How To Get Clear Skin Naturally

The best thing for clear skin is an active skincare routine that addresses periodic or chronic skincare concerns like acne, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. If you want to get clear skin, then the best way forward is with professional, clinical treatments like HydraFacial and cosmelan peels for example.  

However, outside of your professional skincare treatments we highly recommend you have an at-home routine and lifestyle that supports healthy, clean skincare.  

Here are tips on what can help clear skin at home: 

  • Resist the urge to pop and pick your acne spots or pimples
  • Identify your acne triggers: avoid triggers like stress, greasy face products, or late nights out
  • Wash acne-prone areas of skin after sweaty activities and before bed
  • Cleanse your skin with gentle cleansers that don’t dry or irritate your skin
  • Avoid abrasive exfoliants and aggressive skin scrubbing that may cause skin damage 
  • Use over-the-counter skincare products with glycolic acid and salicylic acid 
  • Use non-comedogenic skincare and makeup
  • Drink lots of water on a daily basis
  • Use face and body skincare with a high SPF for the most sun protection
  • Eat a healthy whole foods diet and avoid high glycemic foods
  • Get plenty of rest 
  • Exercise regularly and lead a healthy lifestyle 
  • Try skin cycling 

What Is The Best Thing For Clear Skin?

The best thing for clear skin is being proactive about your skin health. No matter your age or gender, if you make healthy lifestyle choices and have regular skincare treatments to deal with your skin issues you will have better skin, even the best skin! 

But, if you don’t make an effort to get professional help for your bad skin, you may just be masking the problem, and setting yourself up for a lifetime of problems as your skin isn’t able to heal itself naturally. 

At Este Medical, we have seen just about every bad skin problem you can imagine. We have helped thousands of women and men clear up their acne and brighten their skin. Trust us to help you turn your bad skin into skin you love again!

Last Updated:

August 3, 2023

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