You are what you eat. That’s why, as teenagers, we were warned to stay away from sugar and fatty foods. While it has been debated and new causes for acne discovered, you probably only care about getting rid of the acne and related scars. Over-the-counter zit zappers tend to dry out the skin, which further exacerbates acne outbreaks. Medical grade facial peels can offer fantastic results in the safety of a skin clinic, med spa or dermatologist’s office.
What NOT to Do If You Have Acne
According to WebMD, more than 50 million people suffer from acne … you’re not alone! Whatever you do, no matter how tempting, do NOT pop your pimples because it increases the healing time and can contribute to scarring. Here are some other mistakes acne sufferers should avoid:
- Give the skin treatment long enough to work – there is no quick, miracle treatment for acne.
- Don’t try too many different products at once – you’ll never know which one worked well.
- Do not use sunscreen moisturizers or cosmetics that are likely to clog your pores (find out the best ones prescribed by Bradford Skin Clinic).
- Do not over scrub or over cleanse the skin – it will make your acne worse.
Acne Can’t Be Banished – But Controlled
In this day and age, with all the treatments and skin care products available to us, there is no need to tolerate teen or adult acne. Although it can’t be cured, it can be controlled through a great skin care regime, laser treatment and chemical peels.
How Acne Skin Peels Can Help You
The skin consists of millions of pores that become blocked as oil travels to the surface to be drained, but instead become trapped. This results in acne.
Chemical peels don’t actually peel the skin, but use an alpha or beta acid to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. This unclogs the pores, dislodging stubborn whiteheads and blackhead and to prevent breakouts.
Here at Bradford Skin Clinic, we typically perform the chemical peels in a series of one every two weeks. This not only removes acne, but it also reduces the appearance of fine lines, sun spots and wrinkles.
You may experience some flaking or reddening of the skin and perhaps a slight burning sensation, depending on the strength of the peel you are using. It is important to tell your aesthetician if you feel uncomfortable.
Some medications may change the effects of the peel, and over-the-counter cleansers may irritate your skin after a peel. Switch to a more gentle cleanser and stay out of the sun for a few days after the procedure.
2-Prong Acne Approach: Quality Solutions for Acne-prone Skin
We use two amazing products, namely:
iS Clinic – This advanced range of skin technologies includes several anti-acneic Active Serum, which diminishes the appearance of acne and hyperpigmentation while soothing and softening the skin texture. Hydra-Cool Serum deeply penetrates, calms, cools and soothes irritated skin while soothing and reducing post-treatment redness and reducing mild acne symptoms. Cleansing Complex deeply cleans the pores while maintaining hydration as it gently removes dead skin cells and gently resurfaces to help control acne.
Post Care & Daily Use:
Zyderma HS – This antimicrobial clarifying cream is ideal for acne prone and problem skin. It supports the skin’s natural healing process and strengthens its resistance to bacterial colonization. Zyderma is safe for all skin types.
Laser Acne Clearance – Another Option for Fast Non-invasive, Non-abrasive Treatments
Sometimes when treating acne, time is of the essence. Laser works fast, offering a complete treatment in 30 days. Laser’s addition of heat intensifies the chemical process and decreases overall treatment time. Patients often look and feel better within 2 weeks of starting treatment. In clinical trials Laser has demonstrated up to 90% clearance of acne lesions after a 4 week treatment course with bi-weekly treatments. Call today for more information or to book your complimentary skin assessment with our Medical Skin Therapist.
Speak to a consultant at Bradford Skin Clinic today to learn more about how we can help you manage acne for once and for all. As for the foods causing acne, everyone should eat healthy to nourish their skin whether – they have acne or not!