The Clear Skin Solution
Let’s face it: acne is no fun and it doesn’t discriminate. Over 85% of people between the ages of 12-25 suffer from this unsightly skin condition which can leave them feeling self conscious and depressed.
While there are many causes and factors to consider, luckily there are also a variety of solutions:
1. Choose Breathable Makeup
If you insist on wearing makeup to conceal your acne, it is essential that you use the proper cover-up to ensure you aren’t perpetuating the state of your skin.
Look for products that are non-comedogenic and breathable. At Q Esthetics, we recommend Lycogel Breathable Camouflage. This hypoallergenic makeup promotes skin repair, while disguising your blemishes.
2. Clean your screen
Living in the age of technology means we are constantly attached to our smart phones. With all the texting, tweeting and tagging, our phones are the one thing we incessantly touch before and after contact with germ-infested door handles, buzzers, bathrooms and common objects.
It’s no wonder that a simple act like answering the phone can cause major damage to an already acne-prone face.
Keep your screen clean, use Bluetooth or speakerphone where possible and practice holding your phone slightly away from your face. It could make all the difference for your skin.
3. Quality over Quantity
If you’re suffering from acne, chances are you’ve tried everything. It’s easy to spend a small fortune on drugstore brands that just don’t get to the source.
Make sure to consult with a skincare professional to help get you started on an acne system. Many skin care clinics carry medical grade products that are considerably more active then anything you can purchase at your local drugstore.
Although these skin care systems can be more costly, they are sure to be more effective in their delivery of active ingredients – thus saving you money in the long run.
4. Be Consistent
Everyone wants instant gratification; however, good things come to those who wait! Eliminating acne takes time and consistency.
It’s important that you develop a strict skincare regimen if you want to reap all the benefits. Results won’t be optimal until after a full cycle of skin-cell turnover occurs. This can take between 6-8 weeks, so don’t be discouraged if you aren’t getting the results you want over night. Consistency is the key to clear skin.
5. Seek Treatment
So you’ve tried everything and now you’re ready to pull out the big guns? Laser acne treatments are a highly effective way of targeting the active acne by eliminating blemish-causing bacteria and slowing down overactive sebaceous glands. Many clients start to see improvement in as little as a single session. Laser treatments are a powerful way to terminate your acne issues altogether, with no downtime.
Remember: Nothing lasts forever and there is no reason your acne has to!