The skin is like a map and can show you what is happening internally within your body. For example, if breakouts are noticed along the jaw line, this can be an indication of stress. Breakouts on the cheaks usually refer to digestion problems - whether it's intolerance to a certain food or a change in diet. Acne on the forehead can mean that a person is not drinking enough water. Breakouts on the chin area are usually in relation to hormonal changes within the body. When it comes to treatments and products, there are so many available it can be difficult to know which ones to use. One shall be aware that professional products and treatments will always give a better result as the formulation and ingredients used are more advanced and the activity levels are higher too, giving a better result in the skin: professionally developed products and treatments have had the research and time spent to ensure the best results are achieved. Occasional breakouts can effectively be kept under control by specifically developed Line A products from the 'Dr Belter' professional cosmetic range. It is also recommended to have a sebum control facial with extraction once a month to make sure that the pores are unblocked and the skin "breaths" without the sebum accumulating and causing the bacteria to multiply resulting in acne. There are two other ways of boosting the ability of the skin to regulate the sebum, to minimise the pores and to prevent breakouts - superficial peels: one is mechanical, such as Microdermabrasion, which you can take on an advanced level by having a course of those performed with 10 days gap between the sessions followed by home care products from Crystal Clear range; and the other one is chemical, such as Obagi Blue Peel Radiance based on salisylic acid, which can be done as a one-off treatment or, if necessary, repeated with 3 weeks intervals. Persistent breakouts, especially for the younger patients, can be treated with a non-prescriptive medication, such as Obagi CLENZIderm system. In more severe cases, a more aggressive approach can be applied with the prescriptive medication, such as Obagi Nu-Derm system, which would require a consultation with a specialist. Please, CALL US 0207 283 5800 or email if you have more questions.