Acne Conditions in Adults and Teens

People with Acne will usually benefit from acne treatments such as regular pore cleansing to help reduce the amount of breakouts they experience and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) AKA “brown spots” left behind after a break out. These are NOT traditional spa facials with layers upon layers of products and facial massage. These are clinical Acne facials designed to help diminish and control Acne breakouts.

diminish and control Acne

During facial acne treatments, extractions, masks, enzymes and various exfoliation techniques and products could be utilized to reduce congestion and Acne flare-ups. Inflammatory Acne may need to be treated by a Dermatologist. Acne Cleansing Facials are not contraindicated rather complementary to your Dermatologists care. They actually speed up the process. However, individuals prescribed Accutane are not usually candidates for facial treatments. A medical clearance from your doctor will be necessary before any kind of facial can be preformed. Depending on the severity of Acne will determine what kind and how often these treatments should occur. Acne Facial / Deep Pore Cleansing is also good for acne scarring as it helps to soften scars by stimulating new collagen products.

A consultation is required before any acne treatments can occur. An interview discussing what treatments are or have been utilized including products, medications and services will help determine what type of acne treatments will produce the best results.

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In addition, helpful tips and information will be provided to assist each client’s individual and unique needs. Please understand that having Acne of any kind (from little bumps, to the occasional breakouts or full blown inflammatory Acne) does not mean a product or procedure labeled “for Acne Treatments” is right for you. There are many skin types and sensitivities with Acne that each situation is unique and customized. What Dr. Oz says works for Acne or your best girlfriend uses, DOES NOT mean it will work for you. In fact, it can actually make your condition worse. Please bring your products with you and a list of any supplements and/or medications you are currently taking.

What Causes Acne?

The interconnectedness of your body’s systems is impossible to separate, so treating acne with a singular approach rarely yields long-term success. The good news is that acne is easier to cure than people think. The problem is people are looking for the answers in the wrong places. Chronic acne is rarely eliminated permanently by topical solutions and prescription medications alone. It can be difficult to pinpoint the winning combination of acne products, and the right solution can differ from person to person.

What is usually overlooked is how diet, lifestyle, and stress affect our body’s balance and health that contribute to and exacerbate acne.

There are many skin types and sensitivities with acne that each situation is unique and customized for depending on whether you are male/female, the climate you live in, age, skin color, prescription medications, etc.

What Dr. Oz says works for acne or what your best girlfriend uses, DOES NOT mean it will work for you! In fact, it can make your acne worse. Please bring your products with you and a list of any supplements and/or medications you are currently taking.

Is There A Cure For Acne?

According to conventional western medicine, there is no cure for acne.

Maybe that is because many of the standard protocols do not work for everyone long-term. However, just because standard westernized medicine does not have the cure for acne does not mean there is no cure for acne. Many physicians tell patients that the food they eat does not contribute to their acne. This is totally incorrect. For years doctors have been taught there is no connection between diet and acne. Unfortunately, nutritional training in medical school is very limited.

The authors of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found only 14% of resident physicians believed they were adequately trained to provide nutritional counseling. This shocking fact, combined with the influence and profitable growth of the pharmaceutical industry, has dictated which acne treatments are prescribed. Topical and oral drugs are the only treatment options acne dermatologists are qualified to offer.

How We Educate Our Acne Clients

At Celebrity Skin, we always start by educating our acne clients. The importance of using the right skincare products, and more importantly, avoiding the wrong ones, are critical tools in our arsenal. We have a variety of methods to help educate our clients on proper care of sensitive, acne-prone skin. We always start with an acne consultation where we learn what has worked and what hasn’t, in order to develop a customized acne treatment regimen that includes recommendations on the clinical products and treatments that are best for YOUR unique skin.

Typically, chronic acne sufferers have tried it all with little to no long-term success. There are literally thousands of acne skincare products, prescriptions and procedures that promise to clear your skin. Acne advice is everywhere – from department stores, YouTube, the internet, television, magazines, and your best friend, all claiming their way is the solution. You would think acne would be decreasing with all of this expert advice.

Instead, acne is on the rise globally. As more countries have become westernized, the incidence of acne has increased exponentially. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates 50 million Americans suffer from acne. Acne is a multi-billion-dollar industry. The potential for revenue is virtually unlimited, and this has led to a marketing frenzy by opportunistic companies, at the expense of acne sufferers everywhere.

My goal as a professional is to help you Get Clear on what is causing your acne so you can cure it at its source. Accomplishing this will require an integrative approach that addresses all the underlying causes at the same time. The key to healing your acne is to attack it at root level, holistically, not solely with superficial solutions like topical products, or prescription medication like birth control pills or antibiotics.

Tips To Help Cure Acne

Acne Cure ChecklistDownload and print for easy reference: Top 19 Tips To Eliminate Acne

  1. No products with artificial fragrances, dyes, sulfates, phthalates or parabens.
  2. No oil cleansing. It is just too risky, skip it.
  3. No to face wipes and makeup removers. Makeup removers should only be needed to take off waterproof mascara. No waterproof mascara.
  4. Don’t overwash your skin! Wash no more than two times per day on average and never go to bed without washing your makeup off.
  5. No picking pimples.
  6. No picking dry skin or flakes.
  7. No electronic scrub brushes, as they stimulate oil production and drive already stripping/dehydrating acne products further into the follicles causing increased inflammation.
  8. Don’t use too many stripping ingredients and products. Use only one or two stripping products in your home routine (at most), depending on all the previously mentioned variables.
  9. Don’t use too many layers of products on the face. Less is more no matter how good the quality of products
  10. Don’t overmoisturize!
  11. No primers. No heavy foundations.
  12. No chemical sunscreens and be discerning of physical sunscreens. Last month, we discussed how sunscreens contribute to acne and since we published that article, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the results of its study on the absorption of sunscreen, and the FDA launched an investigation into the safety of sunscreens.
  13. No waxing or shaving the face (if you’re a woman). If you are a man, do not shave if you do not have to. If you can, choose an electric razor over a double-edged razor. If you have to use a razor, use a single blade.
  14. No dermaplaning. It irritates acne prone skin and can cause breakouts
  15. No department store advice and self-prescribing. Do not rely on your local department store, your best friend, the internet, a magazine or television for your skincare advice.
  16. No spa facials. They usually cause breakouts. Only get clinical facials that are specifically customized for your acne-prone skin.
  17. No cortisone injections for cystic acne. The potential for scarring is devastating and usually doesn’t show up until a year or so later. Avoid it if you can.
  18. Do not get microneedling if you have active acne. Microneedling causes too much inflammation and trauma to your skin, increasing risk for breakouts. You must wait to be acne-free. No homerollers/home microneedling, as you can tear your skin easily.
  19. No laser treatments if you have active acne. Light therapy is ok, but no laser resurfacing or fraxel! They cause too much inflammation and trauma. The potential for hyperpigmentation and more break-outs is way too high. Darker skin tones should never have laser therapy.