Acne can be caused by external factors. Ask yourself whether you’re using too much oily product, whether your makeup bag is clean, how often you’re changing your sheets, whether your phone is dirty, whether you’re using too much hair product, whether you’re not washing makeup off properly before going to bed, overusing products or changing products too rapidly.

Acne can also be caused by internal factors, like stress, medications, consuming fatty food, going off birth control, nursing, pregnancy or high-intensity workouts. The skin can act out, because that’s the final toxin-releasing organ. Start by narrowing down the changes you’ve made, and then figure out if you need to change your diet. If you’re coming off of birth control pills, you’ll need 6 to 7 months before your skin starts clearing up. If you’re experiencing under-the-skin congestion–blackheads or whiteheads–it has to be extracted.

Come for a free consultation. Our aestheticians will put you on a plan and make at-home recommendations. Everybody thinks acne will go away on its own, but facials will speed up the process. If the causes are internal, you can try facials and products, but if there’s an issue with your oil glands, we would recommend seeing a dermatologist for medication or medical solutions.

Blemish-Prone Skin

Prevention is always better than cure and clients should be encouraged to target every pimple that starts to develop by applying the

DEFINITION:
Blemishes or problem skin starts in the area surrounding the hairs that grow from the skin, known as the pilosebaceous follicle. These follicles become plugged with dead skin cells and oil, eventually leading to congestion and breakouts. The most commonly affected areas are the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders.

WHAT ARE THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF BREAKOUT-PRONE SKIN?

• Redness
• Comedones (blackheads)
• Papules
• Pustules
• Nodules
• Scarring

DID YOU KNOW…
• Accumulation of sebum converts a microcomedone into a closed comedone (whitehead).
• The follicular orifice enlarges over time, forming an open comedone (blackhead).
• An inflammatory pustule develops when the follicular contents rupture into the surrounding dermis, producing a superficial papule, deeper
pustule, or even deeper nodule, depending on the level of rupture.

The different types of acne scars are:
• Ice pick scars – Deep pits with sharp edges that are the most common type of scarring.
• Box car scars – Angular scars that usually occur on the temple and cheeks, and can either be superficial or deep.
• Rolling scars – Scars that give the skin a wave-like or cobblestone appearance.
• Hypertrophic scars – Thickened or keloid scars.

 

A: Healthy skin
1. In this first image, you will see healthy skin layers and skin cells.

2. You will notice healthy sebaceous glands with no blemishes.

B: Breakout-prone skin
1. Hyperkeratosis, which is the excessive production of the stratum corneum, causes plugs to develop in the follicles.

2. Androgens increase during puberty, causing enlarged sebaceous glands, making more sebum.

3. Stress can also stimulate the release of certain hormones that cause more sebaceous secretions.

4. The combination of increased sebum production and hyperkeratinisation results in the formation of a hyper keratotic plug composed of a mixture of sebum and keratin.

5. The comedone itself is hardened, waxy and stuck to the side walls of the follicle.
6. As a result, the sebum produced in the sebaceous gland lower down cannot get to the surface and starts to build up in the gland.
7. This shows up as a nodule that can become quite large but not inflamed.
8. Propionibacterium proliferates and inflammation develops.
9. Inflammation of the area surrounding the sebaceous gland is now more visible.
10. This presents as an inflamed nodule.

 

Spa Care Treatment:

Advanced Camden Spa Facials and Focused Body Treatments use Environ Electro-Sonic DF Technologies.

  1. Cool Peeling System

  2. Specialised Ionzyme® DF Machine using Pulsed Iontophoresis and Low Frequency Sonophoresis treatments

  3. Micro Needling Treatment with superior medical grade Environ products

We use different methods to transform and enhance your skin to its most healthy and beautiful state, inside out.

Home Care  ‘skin gym’:

  1. First, we normalise for healthy skin with the  Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™.                                                                                       
  2. Then, we target with confidence with the Focus Care Range products that enhances your skin issue(s).

We recommend vitamin A for healthy skin, then we target the skin condition.

As all people everywhere suffer from a vitamin A deficiency, replenishing the vitamin A levels in the skin is the most important first step.

The Environ Skin Care philosophy is before you can address the specific skin condition, you first have to ensure that the skin has been normalised so that it is receptive to any  add-on products meant to target the skin condition.

Vitamin A is the normalising factor that helps to create healthy-looking and resilient skin.

After the skin has been normalised through the use of the Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™, the skin condition can be addressed with specially formulated add-on products that specifically target the visible signs of ageing.

 

Step 1: Clean          Step 2: Control          Step 3:Clear

Botanical Infused Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser

Target: Clean

Helps to wash away dirt and excess oil

Botanical Infused Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser is a mattifying foaming face wash formulated with a combination of ingredients that assist in washing away dirt and excess surface oil that may aggravate the appearance of blemishes, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and clean.

Application step
1. Apply this gel into the palms of your hands and lather into a foam before washing the face and rinsing thoroughly with tepid water. Use morning and evening.

 

 

Key ingredients
•• Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
•• Salicylic Acid
•• Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
•• Lauryl Betaine
•• Glycerin
•• Sarcosine (MAT-XSTM Clinical)

Botanical Infused Sebu-Tone Clarifier

Target: Clean

Helps to remove dead skin cells and an oily shine

Botanical Infused Sebu-Tone Clarifier is formulated with clarifying exfoliators and sebum regulating ingredients. This toner helps to remove the
build-up of dead skin cells and assists in minimising the appearance of an oily shine, leaving the skin looking smoother and more refined.

Application step
2. Cleanse and then tone the face using this clarifier on cotton wool, gently wiping the cotton wool over the face. Use morning and evening.

Key ingredients
•• Lactic Acid
•• Salicylic Acid
•• Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Extract (Sebuless™)
•• Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

 

Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion

Target: Control
Helps to improve skin’s texture and appearance

Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion is a non-oily lotion designed to help combat the signs of breakouts and to assist in improving the texture and tone of
breakout-prone skin. Containing a special combination of Lactic Acid exfoliators and moisturisers, it leaves the skin feeling softer, smoother and more balanced.

Application step
3. Cleanse and tone with Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser and Sebu-Tone Clarifier. Mix equal quantities of this lotion with Sebu-ACE Oil in the palm of your hand and gently massage into the affected areas. Use morning and evening.

 

Key ingredients
•• Ammonium Lactate
•• Lactic Acid
•• Urea
•• Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

 

Vita-Botanical Sebu-ACE Oil

Target: Control
Helps nourish the skin with essential vitamins A, C and E

Vita-Botanical Sebu-ACE oil is a light-textured botanical and vitamin-enriched oil that helps to control the appearance of blemishes. It is scientifically formulated to provide a daily dose of skin essential vitamins and leaves the skin looking and feeling healthier and smoother.

Application step
3. Cleanse and tone with Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser and Sebu-Tone Clarifier. Mix equal quantities of Sebu-Lac Lotion with this oil in the palm of your hand and gently massage into the affected areas. Use morning and evening.

 

Key ingredients
•• Retinyl Propionate (Vitamin A)
•• Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
•• Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C)
•• Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

NOTE: Step 3 requires the mixture of equal quantities of Sebu-Lac Lotion and Sebu-ACE Oil in the palm of the hand to gently massage into affected areas.

Botanical Infused Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel

Target: Control
Helps target and minimise the appearance of spots

Botanical Infused Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel is a targeted spot treatment that is specifically formulated to assist in improving the appearance of visible spots and blemishes. Botanical Infused Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel

Application step
4. Apply sparingly with fingertips or with a cotton bud directly onto blemishes. This gel may be applied all over or to target areas experiencing breakouts and congestion. Use morning  and evening.

 

 

Key ingredients
•• Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
•• Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5)
•• Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
•• Butylene Glycol + 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid + Sebacic Acid +
1,10-Decanedio (Acnacidol™)

 

Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Clear Masque

Target: Clear
Helps to reduce and clear the appearance of visible breakouts

Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Clear Masque is an acid cream mask that contains a combination of exfoliating acids to help clear the appearance of existing breakouts, leaving the skin looking visibly clearer.

Application step
5. Cleanse and tone with Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser and Sebu-Tone Clarifier.

Every second or third evening, apply an even layer of this mask to the affected areas using the brush provided.

Leave for 10 minutes. Next, rinse thoroughly with tepid water and moisturise with Sebu-Lac Lotion and Sebu-ACE Oil.

Mix equal quantities of these in the palm of your hand and gently massage into the skin.

Key ingredients
•• Lactic Acid
•• Salicylic Acid
•• Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil


Other Options:

  • Steam and Milia Extraction (our most economical solution if you’re getting congested quickly)
  • Camden Spa Facial (for the price-conscious, our basic facial includes a calming mask after the extractions, so you don’t leave looking red or blotchy)
  • Deep Cleanse Facial (our most thorough facial, the Deep Cleanse can be alternated with the Steam and Milia Extractions)
  • Sensitive Skin Facial (calms acne-prone skin to bring down the redness and swelling around acne)
  • Lactic and Glycolic Peels (helps with existing acne and scarring, regenerates skin faster)

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Products

Cleanser: Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Special Cleansing Gel, Ultracalming Cleanser, Medibac Clearing Skin Wash or Dermal Clay Cleanser
Exfoliant: Daily Microfoliant or Multivitamin Thermofoliant
Toner: Ultracalming Mist, Antioxidant Hydromist or Skin Purifying Wipes
Day Serum: Gentle Soothing Booster or Skin Renewal Booster
Night Serum: Gentle Soothing Booster or Skin Renewal Booster
Day moisturizer: Supersensitive Shield, Oil-Free Matte or Dynamic Skin Recovery
Night moisturizer: Active Moist
Masks: Sebum Clearing Masque or Skin Refining Masque
Spot treatments: Clearing Mattifier, Breakout Control or Concealing Spot Treatment
Night treatment: Overnight Clearing Gel or Breakout Control
Morning eye treatment: Total Eye Care
Night eye treatment: Multivitamin Power Firm


Questions? Book a Free Skin Care Assessment

We want to start our relationship on the right foot, and that’s why we’re offering a free 15-minute skin care assessment to identify your needs. Please phone us at 416-203-8858 or complete the form now to schedule this free consultation.

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