Acne, What Causes it andHow Can I Treat It?

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Acne, What Causes it andHow Can I Treat It?

Acne is caused by the over abundance of propioni acnes bacteria that is found in human sebum (oil) on the skin. Heredity plays a significant role in the production of acne. Typically, acne is seen in oilier skin types. Hormones also play a role in the development of acne. Unfortunately, there is no cure for acne. Acne is a condition that has to be managed in order to be one step ahead of it.

Cleansers that contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or a combination of both, are highly effective at reducing the bacteria count on the skin which in turn reduces the chance of an acne breakout. Twice daily cleansing of the skin is all the cleansing that is needed. Cleansing more than twice a day can cause the skin to produce more oil which can lead to more breakouts. Changing the pillowcase 3 to 4 times per week and cleaning off the cell phone screen, can greatly reduce the transference of acne bacteria. Drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water, taking a probiotic, eating more fruits and veggies, and staying away from high sodium content foods can also lessen breakouts. Deep cleansing European facials, and facial peels can also help to lessen breakouts, improve acne scars, and fade acne marks. One facial is not going to magically get rid of the acne. Bi weekly or monthly Facials, usage of acne skin care products, lifestyle, and managing your stress level, is a multifaceted approach to this condition that will achieve the greatest results and improve overall skin health. More severe cases of acne, such as acne conglobata (a severe cystic nodular type), will require to be under the care of a Dermatologist with possible administration of an oral and/or topical medication.

For more information on acne and to book a facial with our Licensed Aestheticians, call us at tel:727-726-6100.

What Cosmetic Surgeries Can Reduce My Acne Scars?

acne scar treatment

Truth-be-told, it can be quite frustrating to have to deal with acne and acne scars. Acne and its residual scars are common issues that millions of people face on a daily basis. A variety of over-the-counter creams, lotions, cleansers, ointments, astringents, gels and medications claim to eliminate acne and remove acne scars, but in reality these solutions rarely, if ever, provide complete satisfaction.  Thankfully, there are a variety of professional acne scar treatments that can help you get diminish those pesky acne scars and restore your healthy, youthful glow. If you are tired of looking at your acne scars and you would like to improve your appearance by significantly reducing them, then you have come to right place. This article will help you determine which cosmetic surgery can best help you reduce your acne scars.

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Six Ways to Stop Adult Acne

It seems like a cruel joke that wrinkles and acne can inhabit the same face – didn’t we leave blemishes behind in high school? For 30% of adult women in the U.S., the answer is unfortunately no. Adding to the problem is that most over-the-counter treatments are geared towards teenagers, but adult acne usually stems from different causes and requires different solutions.

While doctors aren’t 100% certain what causes adult acne, they have linked hormone imbalances, some medications, stress and cosmetics as contributing to breakouts. So how do you help your skin to be healthy, beautiful, and acne free?

Toss your benzol peroxide and forget about salicylic acid. The first will bleach your sheets and clothing; the second will dry you out in patches; both will have little to no impact on your pimples. You can also get rid of any abrasive cleansers – abrasive gels only irritate sensitive skin.

Instead,

  • Look for gentle cleansers like Cetaphil and Aquanil to wash away dirt and excess oil.
  • Wash your face in warm water – hot water is drying – with your hands or a soft washcloth.
  • Ensure you remove any remaining soap scum and dirt by using a good toner (not one with salicylic acid).
  • Moisturize with noncomedogenic , oil-free face lotion. This may seem counter-intuitive but your skin produces more oil if you try to strip all the oil off. Your goal is to achieve moisture balance, not create a desert.
  • Consider laser treatments which kill the bacteria behind breakouts.
  • Have regular facials every two weeks to exfoliate, hydrate and unclog pores.

The next time you come in to RedBamboo MediSpa, ask us what we can do for you and your skin. Great skin takes time, so start taking care of yourself today!

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