Help! I Am Going Back to School & Need to Get Rid of My Acne!
- Posted on: Aug 21 2019
Teen, young adult, and grown adult acne are all common concerns for many of our clients at RMA.
“Acne is an inflammatory disease,” says our Medical Aesthetician Charlot Byck. She says that it can be caused from hormones, stress, skincare, or producing extra oil.
We asked Charlot some common myths about acne, and she busted them for us!
Tanning will dry out acne: False!
“Actually, its creating inflammation in the skin, and the opposite is true.You’ll know the effects after that strong sun exposure two weeks later when your skin is dried out and you have inflammation. So be very careful when you’re in the sun with acne and make sure you use a sunscreen,” says Charlot.
Diet can affect acne: Truth!
Charlot says that diet actually can affect acne. She says some sugars can create too much inflammation in the skin. Drinking a lot of water and eating clean will help keep your skin clear as well.
Byck recommends getting on a simple skincare regimen, like the Obagi Clenziderm Kit. It includes a cleanser (Daily Care Foaming Cleanser), salicylic acid to prevent damage (Pore Therapy), and a benzoyl peroxide to treat the breakouts (Therapeutic Lotion).
If you do have a breakout, Charlot recommends spot-treating the area with benzoyl peroxide (Obagi Therapeutic Lotion). Once that settles, you can add Cortisone to help with inflammation.
Another set of products depending on skin type that Charlot likes is the SkinCeuticals Simply Clean Gel, the Skinbetter Science Exfoliating Peel Pads, and the Elta UV Clear Sunscreen.
So, now that you know a little more about acne and how to take care of your skin, come see us at Rejuvenation Medical Aesthetics for a complimentary consultation with one of our Licensed Medical Aestheticians to get on a custom skincare regimen to keep your skin glowing all year round! Call 267-759-6056 to book yours today!
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