March 21, 2022 2 min read

Top Tips For Acne Prone Skin

Acne is a common skin concern that a lot of people face at some stage in their life. It is most common in teenagers but in some cases, it can continue into adulthood.


Acne can often cause the following;

  • blackheads
  • whiteheads
  • papules - small red bumps that may be sore to touch
  • pustules - like papules, but have a white tip in the centre
  • nodules - lumps beneath the surface of the skin
  • cysts - large pus-filled lumps
  • oily skin
  • redness

It can affect mainly the face, but often the back and chest too.


Sebaceous glands are attached to hair follicles on the skin. These glands lubricate the hair by producing an oily substance called sebum. This prevents the hair from drying out. Acne can occur when the glands produce too much sebum and block the hair follicles.

Acne can be caused by hormonal changes, for example, during puberty or during the menstrual cycle. It is also believed to run in families. Often, acne sufferers have experienced a flare up after using certain cosmetic products or taking certain medications.


If you have mild acne, you can speak to your pharmacist who will be able to recommend a suitable treatment. It is important to speak to your GP if your acne is getting worse and if you develop nodules or cysts. Your GP will be able to diagnose and suggest treatment based on the severity.


Products that may help ease your acne;

Citrine Ceboderm Cream

The Citrine Ceboderm Cream helps to balance the appearance of excess sebum. It targets oily skin that can lead to spots, reduces redness and evens skin tone.

Citrine Triacine Control

The Citrine Triacine Control is a smoothing and exfoliating cream that helps to reduce the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads. 

Citrine Benoxor Clear

The Citrine Benoxor Clear helps to diminish the appearance of excess oil and blemishes. It supports your skins natural barrier, moisturises and smooths skin.