With Summer officially around the corner, even warmer weather is on the way. But for those who are prone to acne, that is not necessarily a good thing. The reason is that during this time more sweat and oil are produced. This, in turn, can lead to more breakouts.
So, if you are one of the many who suffer from acne breakouts, what can you do? One of our favorite treatments for the condition is the HydraFacial with the ZO Skin Health Rozatrol Booster. This supercharged treatment not only helps to manage oil production but also soothes the appearance of red, sensitized skin as well. Immediately after treatment, the skin is left with a noticeably clearer, radiant glow.
If you deal with acne breakouts and are ready to say goodbye to them, we here at Lisa S. Ball, FNP can help! Schedule an appointment with us today.
As discussed in a past post, acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people. Although it may only appear on the skin, the effects can go much deeper. Many sufferers deal with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. With the start of the school year, those problems are only amplified.
So, what exactly causes acne and what can you do to control it? We recently sat down with our aesthetician Lauren Battaglia and asked her just that. Here’s what she had to say…
“Acne occurs when the pores on the skin become blocked with oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. This causes the inflammation that appears on the skin. Working as an aesthetician over the years, I have helped a number of patients with varying degrees of acne. I put them on a great regime of treatments and products.”
Some products that she says are the most effective for combating acne are as follows:
- SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel – “This cleanser is great because it decongests pores, smooths out skin texture, and brightens the skin. A must for any skin care routine.”
- SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque – “Amazing mask! I love, love, love it! It decongests the pores as well, removes excess oil and helps to calm the skin.”
- SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense – “One of my favorite serums! It’s oil-free and helps to reduce the formation of acne. It even improves clogged pores as well.”
Lauren also offers a facial specifically for acne. It consists of a deep, thorough cleansing and extraction that breaks down impurities, sebum, dead skin cells, and blackheads. “It’s really a must for teens or others struggling with stubborn acne,” she says.
With skin type and acne severity varying from person to person, certain products/treatments may work better for some than others. If you would like to meet with Lauren to discuss a customized skin care regime for yourself, contact our office today.
As described in a previous blog post, “Don’t Stress about Acne,” acne is a common skin condition that effects millions of people. Although it is unclear as to what exactly causes it, there are some things you can do to improve the condition and get on the path to clearer skin.
• Cut down on processed foods, especially ones with a high
salt content. Too much salt can dehydrate the skin, which in turn, can
make it tougher to get rid of acne.
• Avoid drinking or eating too much alcohol, cheeses, or other dairy products.
• Drink more water. Drinking water hydrates the skin by flushing out toxins, bodily waste, and germs that are trapped within it.
• Cut down on your caffeine intake. Caffeine can increase a stress hormone which in turn can cause glands to over produce oil. This can then lead to clogged pores which means more acne.
If you follow all the tips listed above and are still having acne concerns, contact our office.
Acne is a common skin condition that effects people of all
ages. It is characterized by pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads that usually reside
on the face, chest, or back.
Aside from the appearance of the condition, it can actually
have just as much of an impact psychologically. Some who experience acne
develop low self-esteem and even depression.
Although it is unclear exactly what may cause acne; stress,
diet, and hormones can all be contributors. Currently there is no cure for
acne, but there are many different treatment options available. Be aware that
as with many treatment plans for acne, it may actually get worse before it gets
If you are experiencing acne contact our office today, so our providers can get you on the right treatment program. Control your acne, don’t let it control you!