At some point in your life, you’ve likely been affected by acne. You may be dealing with acne right now! We usually think of acne as a source of anxiety throughout our teenage years, but you’d be surprised how often it can follow us into adulthood.
If you didn’t know already, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. It can be caused by a range of internal and external factors, including excess sebum, hormones, dead skin cells, diet, environmental stressors, over-exfoliation and even mask-wearing. The good news is, with the right management, acne is completely treatable.
To help you clear up your complexion this summer and beyond, here’s a look at a few acne-busting tips and tricks:
#1: Choose the right skin care.
One of the best ways to prevent breakouts is by washing your face, day and night. Washing your skin with a gentle cleanser helps remove pore-clogging debris like dirt, oil and dead skin cells. When searching for proper skin care, look for products that are oil-free and contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids. Because skin care is so important for the health and beauty of your skin, we only recommend the best, which is why we carry a full line of customized, professional skin care products.
For example, we proudly carry Glo Skin Beauty, which curates consciously clean, clinically proven skin care and cosmetics to produce real change in your skin. For a clearer complexion, Glo Skin Beauty’s acne treatment products work hard to banish breakouts and balance oil production by purifying, clarifying and detoxifying your skin. We will work with you to find the best products suited to your skin’s unique needs during your consultation. Plus, in honor of Acne Awareness Month, we are offering 25% OFF all acne products all June long! Call us today to grab yours.
#2: Be kind to your skin.
Along with the right products, you should also be aware of how you treat your skin. Always be gentle and avoid scrubbing your skin too hard. Though it may be tempting to pop your pimples, we strongly warn against it. Be patient for your acne treatments to work and your results to appear. Irritating your acne is only going to lead to possible scarring and/or a prolonged breakout experience.
#3: Invest in professional skin treatments.
If you’re looking to try something different to help tame your acne and restore your confidence, it may be time to refresh your appearance with a medical spa treatment at Hendrick Plastic Surgery and MedSpa! Let’s begin with a chemical peel. Formulated with salicylic acid (a key acne-fighting ingredient), the MicroPeel Plus is designed to reduce acne, keep problematic skin clear of breakouts and help correct environmental skin damage in a unique one-step treatment. We also offer microdermabrasion, a non-invasive, chemical-free treatment that removes the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal a radiant glow. This gentle exfoliation treatment can help reduce acne and superficial scars on the face, neck and décolleté, while improving your skin’s look and feel. And specifically for scarring, our ProFractional™ laser skin resurfacing is an excellent choice for reducing severe to mild acne scarring without the downtime typically associated with full skin resurfacing. During your consultation with us, we’ll help you determine which treatment best suits your needs for achieving a clearer, acne-free complexion.