Clear works for older women with acne

Acne is not just a teenage condition; increasing numbers of women suffer in their late twenties and thirties, during pregnancy or and during the menopause and women account for over 80% of cases of adult acne.

Regardless of age, acne develops when the body produces excess oil (sebum), skin cells and bacteria accumulate and inflame pores. In adults, it can be triggered by a number of factors such as fluctuating hormones, certain medications, family history of adult acne, stress and cosmetics blocking the pores.

'Ailsa' from Edinburgh intermittently suffered from acne in her teens and twenties. She never thought she’d still be have to put up with in her forties so, in hope of an effective treatment, she used Lumie Clear over a 12 week period.

Here are a few of her posts from the Lumie forum:

Week 1:  “I am delighted that something apparently free from side-effects is on the market and have my fingers crossed, though I'm not expecting miracle quick-fixes! I was also pleased to see it's backed up by a dermatologist who was involved in the now-sadly-defunct Acne Support Group.

I've tried almost everything from antibiotics to many lotions and potions over the counter. I'm currently a long-term user of Dianette, which I don't want to be on for much longer because of potential side effects (and not really being totally convinced it's working), and using Duac (getting fed up with bleaching bedclothes because of the benoxyl peroxide in it!).

Acne has been a blight for most of my adult life and really affects my moods and confidence. Luckily it's fairly mild to moderate. I suspect it's genetic as my brother is also affected a bit.

So I've been using Lumie for a week now. I was glad to see that your skin doesn't go red, even immediately after treatment. I've found that it has been quite easy to use when watching television. I am certainly going to persevere with this and I do know you have to give things about three months before you know whether it's really working or not, so let's see how it goes....”

Week 3:  “Do feel that my skin seems to be feeling smoother. A couple of small spots which came up (one of which was threatening to be a longer lasting nasty one) seemed to heal up more quickly when I used Lumie in direct contact with my skin. So I'm settling into the routine, and will hopefully start to know whether the improvement is a temporary thing or a trend.....I'm feeling slightly optimistic! I've also caught myself almost nodding off when using it against my skin as it's nice and warm!”

Week 8:  "My skin is generally better, I'd say, and any small spots which do come up seem to heal up more quickly”.

Ailsa successfully completed her 12 week treatment plan and will use Lumie Clear to keep her acne under control. You can stay motivated, learn how Lumie Clear users - of all ages - are getting on and and even share your own experience with our See the Difference Challenge. If you join in now, the 12-week treatment plan will take you up to mid-February - and who wouldn't love clear skin in time for Valentine's Day?


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  • Safety of skin care products during pregnancy. Canadian Family Physician. 2011; 57(6): 665-667.
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