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We’ve all heard about the trials and tribulations of acne. Teens suffering from breakouts, adults embarrassed at their seemingly ongoing blemishes that “should’ve just been a puberty-thing.” Teens are more prone to breakouts – changes in hormones cause fluctuations which explains changes in skin – but acne isn’t a “teen problem.” Anyone is prone to a breakout – occasional, or chronic.
Acne is a skin condition that afflicts both teenagers and adults alike.
What does acne skin look like?
As with all skin conditions, appearance varies from individual to individual. Blemishes may come as red bumps, white heads or cystic acne (for a thorough breakdown of different types of acne, visit our consulting page). Skin type is typically combo/oily to excessively oily, experiencing shine and oil in the T-zone or all over and larger pores, blackheads, and whiteheads.
So how do I help treat acne skin?
Think gentle, but effective treatment; while instant gratification is on everyone’s minds, the healing and preventing process is gradual. Improper care can lead to infection and permanent scarring, so never pick at existing blemishes, and minimize touching your face (to prevent spreading of bacteria and reducing the urge to squeeze!). Avoid exfoliating with abrasive scrubs; instead, we suggest a product like our Glycolic Foaming Cleanser – glycolic acid helps break down build-up and unclog pores to prevent future breakouts or blackheads.
If you’re looking for more, do visit our Consulting Pages for information in greater detail as well as lists of recommended products!
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