One of the most difficult and prevalent skin blunders is acne prone skin. Acne prone skin is largely a factor of age and hormones, but it can also be lifestyle related, and hence, it can appear at any age throughout one’s life; it is not simply an irksome bloc of adolescence.
At Art of Facial Rejuvenation, we have a highly specialized team of medical professionals that not only work to rejuvenate the skin through non-surgical procedures, but we also offer professional skin mapping, facials, and therapeutic remedies and programs that target all skin types, including acne prone skin.
There are many things you can do at home to help control the spread and magnitude of acne, and we often recommend that all of our patients follow these simple guidelines, in conjunction to receiving treatment interventions from us.
Here are some things to consider:
Choose the right products when applying any form of moisturizer and makeup to your face. Choose makeup brands that are mineral based, alcoholic-free and non-comedogenic, meaning that they will not clog your pores and cause access buildup, leading to acne.
Clean makeup brushes and sponges on a weekly basis to prevent dirt and bacteria buildup that contaminates your skin and clogs your pores. Mix lukewarm water and makeup remover together and gently dip your makeup brush and pat to air dry.
When choosing a cleanser, ensure that it is sensitive, devoid of access fragrances and chemicals, and gentle enough that it protects your skin barrier. If the cleanser is too invasive, it strips the skin of the essential oils and protective minerals, and thus leaves it vulnerable to bacteria.
It is generally recommended that individuals with acne prone skin types avoid using soap, especially soap that is of higher pH content than your skin. Such products are especially damaging in the winter, and the over-drying of the skin, in return triggers extra oil production, which further contributes to your acne breakouts.
Avoid touching your face throughout the day, as the bacteria and dirt on your hands can easily transfer to your skin and cause a breakout. Furthermore, it is recommended that you avoid applying any pressure, squeeze or pop acne and pimples, as it will leave your skin more aggravated, spread the extent of your breakouts, and leave your skin vulnerable to scarring.
Heeding to these few tips will aid in minimizing your acne. However, we strongly recommend that you book a complimentary consult with one of our skin medical professionals and attain a personalized plan that will maximize the healing of your skin. Taking an active approach means not only abating the side effects, but also eradicating the problem, and that starts with a professional consult.