First things first is knowing the type of acne you have and this will go a long way in discovering the most effective way to treat your particular breakouts.
Common Types of Acne
Milia, Whiteheads, Blackheads, Papules, Pustules, Cystic and Nodules
Not all breakouts are the same and not all breakouts can be treated with the same remedies. Also consider the cause of your breakouts. Here are some common causes, but also know there are many other minute factors that can be causing your terrible dilemma.
Allergic reaction, hormonal imbalance, birth control, over drying products, improper removal of makeup or pore clogging products
Before you panic… here are some tried and true acne hacks:
Exfoliate: Your cell turnover could be to slow or you could be over exfoliating. Too much buildup of dead skin and oil could be causing your breakouts. However, you do have a couple options – enzyme exfoliants using malic or lactic acid as a base are great for dry acne, mila, and white heads. For those with oily skin, papules, pustules, cystic acne and blackheads, glycolic or a salicylic acid is a great optionfor you. Learn your ideal exfoliation from one of our talented and knowledgeable estheticians.Mask: An overnight treatment mask can be just the ticket for bringing down inflammation, balancing hormonal acne and increasing overall hydration. Check out masks containing ingredients with probiotics, kaolin clay, sulfer, phyto estrogen and hylauronic acid. We recommend the Eminence Organics Clear Skin Mask, Eight Greens Mask or Pink Grapefruit Clarifying Mask. Also, Dermaquest’s Hydrating Gel Mask.Don’t Pick/Pop: You can leave behind nasty scabs, cause scarring, make the inflammation worse and/or cause infection.Spot Treat: Spot treatments help to heal those pesky pimples. Unlike other types of acne treatments, they are meant to be used only on existing blemishes. Some spot treatments are left on overnight; others dry clear so you can wear them out during the day. Try the Herbal Spot Serum from Eminence Organics Skincare. Natural astringents in this product help to tone the skin while unclogging and tightening pores.
Sign Up For a Facial Plan: To get your skin on a healthy regimen and plan, we recommend to sign up for our monthly Deluxe Facial Membership. For only $89 a month you are able to enjoy from any of our amazing Deluxe Facials, which are originally priced at $109. To achieve clear skin if you are suffering from any form of acne, signing up for a monthly facial would help you to achieve your desired results. If you cannot commit once a month, then the next best thing would be our facial packages – if you purchase five then you would receive the sixth one free!
Things to Avoid: DIY Scrubs and Benzoyl Peroxide. Exfoliation is a crucial step in any skin care routine; however, DIY face scrubs are often not suitable for the skin type and condition they’re recommended for. Avoid Benzoyl Peroxide – it may irritate your skin, cause skin to age, increase sun sensitivity, can prematurely age your skin and increase skin discoloration.
New Breakouts & Don’t Know Why? Some things to consider if you are experiencing sporadic breakouts: recent intake of supplements, new skincare regimen and possibly a new diet can be the culprit.
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