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How to Treat Acne-Prone Skin

Updated: Jan 19

Do you have acne-prone skin? Are you wondering why? Let's take a deeper look.

What Causes Acne Breakouts?

Acne breakouts are caused by a variety of factors. It could be the buildup of oil, dead skin cells, and/or the acne-causing bacteria P. acnes trapped in the pore. Additionally, those who experience adult acne are likely seeing it as the result of hormonal fluctuations. Depending on the person, there are three main ways that acne can manifest itself:

  1. Blackheads

  2. Whiteheads

  3. Cystic Acne

Blackheads and whiteheads can usually be extracted quite easily by a skin care professional. Cystic breakouts are under the skin, typically painful, and take a longer time to heal.

In any case, working with your skincare professional can help you narrow down what might be the cause of YOUR specific acne breakouts. No two faces are identical and not all treatments are the same. If you want to know more about your skin, contact us for an in-person Skin Scope diagnostic during an Introductory Radiant Facial.

What Can I do About My Acne Breakouts?

Once the cause (or causes) of your acne breakouts is determined, your skin care professional can recommend a precise course of action that will likely include a customized daily care regimen and professional treatments. Your professional may recommend a combination of products that reduce oil production, reduce inflammation, and address any bacterial issues.

Everyone's skin is different, so it's important to find what works for you. Generally, people experience the best results with a mix of the following ingredients:

  • Benzoyl Peroxide

  • Salicylic acid

  • Retinol

  • Niacinamide

Find the perfect product for your acne-prone skin now or contact us to set up your free Skin Scope diagnostic session for help building your skin care regimen. It's never too late to start caring for your unique skin!

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