Tabby's Acne Skincare Journey: Our Top 6 Acne Skincare Solutions

acne skincare

In today’s post, we’re handing the reins over to one of our very own Face The Future Clinic Practitioners, Tabby, who will be sharing her acne skincare journey with us.

Known for her ability to offer highly personal treatments with genuine care for the wellbeing of her patients, Tabby has been able to bring her past experiences from her own skin journey to help her patients.  

My skin background

I have struggled with my skin for as long as I can remember. As soon as I entered my teenage years, I started to develop acne and had extremely oily skin. It was impossible to cover up for school, and because of this, it completely knocked my confidence.

After battling for years, I was put onto Accutane (also called Roaccutane, or Isotretinoin) at the age of 17. Accutane is a prescriptive-only drug that works to shrink the oil glands and reduce sebum production. However, it doesn’t come without risks. Accutane is usually the last line in defence against fighting acne thanks to its long list of side effects from extremely dry skin, eyes, nose, and lips right through to muscle and joint pain, and organ damage. It’s a closely monitored drug that isn’t for everyone – you’re required to have blood tests each month to check your liver function, and your mental health is also closely monitored as Accutane has been linked to changes in mental health. 

Accutane helped to clear my acne for a couple of years, but it soon came back with a vengeance when I entered my 20’s. I was devastated - it destroyed my confidence all over again. I felt like I was trying everything for my skin such as antibiotics, and topical treatments from my GP. Not to mention all those products online that ‘promise’ to clear your skin in so many days. But nothing helped - if anything, the products made my skin worse!


Tabby's Acne Skincare Journey: Our Top 6 Acne Skincare Solutions

Joining Face the Future and being introduced to medical grade acne skincare and treatments

Joining the Face the Future team was the best thing that happened for my skin. Shortly after joining, I discovered the Danne Montague-King (DMK) range! DMK is especially good if you struggle with acne as it works with the structure and function of your skin rather than just acting on the surface. Using products and ingredients that your skin recognises means that your skin can respond effectively to the treatment.

Before I started DMK, my skin was very inflamed, and I would break out in large cystic spots that looked red and angry. Nothing I tried prior to DMK could control my breakouts. But after using these products and having a couple of treatments, the inflammation in my skin was calmed, and my breakouts were becoming less aggressive and less frequent. Over time, my skin was becoming more manageable. Today, I only really have a few little breakouts now and again if I’m feeling stressed, or during hormonal fluctuations.

Acne is a skin condition; therefore, it’s something that can’t be cured, but can be maintained and controlled. I can finally say that I’ve found something that keeps my skin under control, and even if I do get a little breakout, they’re much more manageable, and they heal so much quicker. I’m happy to final say that my skin no longer affects my self-esteem.

Helping my patients with their acne

I see many patients that suffer with acne, and the Danne Montague-King skincare range has really transformed their skin also. Seeing the difference in their skin and their confidence grow is very close to my heart - I know exactly how they must've felt, and how happy they feel now they've found something that helps to manage their acne. That’s why I decided to move into this industry – being able to help my clients and seeing the positive changes to their skin and their self-esteem is something I am extremely passionate about.


Tabby's Acne Skincare Journey: Our Top 6 Acne Skincare Solutions

How we can help you deal with acne

We have a variety of brands and treatments that can help to treat and manage your acne - not one brand fits all as everyone's skin reacts differently. To help decide what treatment option is best for you, we always advise you to come into the clinic for a thorough consultation so that myself and fellow practitioners can assess what will be the most suitable for your skin.

If you’re struggling with acne, please make an appointment to come and see us at the Face The Future Advanced Skin Clinic. We’re here to help you gain back your confidence and love the skin that you’re in.

Our Top 6 Acne Skincare Saviours

1. Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Accumax 

A patented skin supplement for problem skin, the unique formula of Skin Accumax™️ addresses all levels of problem skin to give you a clear, radiant complexion.

With a super-high concentrated blend of premium active ingredients, including the unique plant extract DIM (a patented ingredient that you won’t find in any other skincare supplement), a phyto-nutrient, and vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, the formula works to maintain healthy-looking skin.

Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Accumax

2. Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Clear Biome

For optimal results, you can take Skin Accumax™️ alongside Skin Clear Biome.

Created especially for stressed and problematic skin, Skin Clear Biome utilises an innovative collection of four strains of beneficial bacteria which clear your skin from deeper within. This advanced formula can be combined with Skin Accumax™️ for optimal results.

Balance your skin’s protective barrier, brighten your skin, support gut flora, and boost your skin’s immunity with just one Skin Clear Biome tablet a day.  

Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Clear Biome

3. DMK ACU-KLENZ Acne Cleansing Gel

DMK’s Acu Klenz is designed for acneic skin anywhere on your face or body. The formula prevents your pores from clogging by slowing down the shedding of cells inside your hair follicles that help to prevent acne.

Also suitable for use on cystic inflamed acne, the powerful formula contains salicylic acid to correct abnormal desquamation, panthenol to help control the growth and spread of bacteria, and aloe extract to help reduce redness and calm your skin. It also contains botanical extracts that work as antimicrobial topical antiseptic.

DMK ACU-KLENZ Acne Cleansing Gel

4. Medik8 Balance Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid Activator

Restore and hydrate your skin whilst balancing your skin’s microbiome with prebiotic and probiotic technology

With anti-inflammatory ingredients including niacinamide and beta-gluten, your skin will be calmed and less oily.

The matte-finish moisturiser is perfect for use under your foundation, and will leave your skin feeling supple, and looking blemish-free.

Medik8 Balance Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid Activator

5. COSRX AC Collection Acne Patch

Infused with centella asiatica, this oval shaped acne patch will leave your skin feeling soothed and calm.

The highly adhesive hydrocolloid patch helps to treat and reduce the appearance of acne and can be easily adhered to curved areas of your face, like your jawline, hairline or even on your body.

COSRX AC Collection Acne Patch

6. Oxygenetix Blemish Control

Oxygenetix Blemish Control is a breathable foundation that includes 2% salicylic acid to help unblock your pores and minimise the blemish-causing bacteria on the surface of your skin.

The foundation is also formulated with ceravitae complex to help your skin’s oxygen uptake, aloe vera, and vitamin E to help calm redness, and SPF30 to protect your skin against UV rays.

Oxygenetix Blemish Control


Have you seen our brand new Skin Discovery Edits? Choose from three collections created by our Skin Experts to treat the most common skin concerns: The Anti-Ageing Edit, The Brightening Edit and The Blemish Prone Edit. Find out more here.

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