I am thinking about skin care and acne today. There are so many "old wives" tales about the treatment of acne. I want to set the record straight.
1. Washing more will clear up acne. Wrong! Cleansing your skin more in an effort to get rid of acne actually strips skin of its natural oils. The skin on your face goes into distress. Dryness increases. Irritation increases. This approach can actually provoke an outbreak!
2. Cleansing your face with alcohol or an alcohol-based cleanser will get rid of acne. Wrong! I'm afraid it is the same story as washing. It does not work. Alcohol dries out the skin which causes irritation which causes break outs!
You should use a cleanser that is ph-balanced. We carry Cara Glyco 10 as part of Ahh to be Sugared's skin care products that I can recommend as a great ph-balanced cleanser.
3. Popping pimples will make them go away. Wrong! Oh I know-this is so hard to resist but it really doesn't work. Popping acne can introduce bacteria, push dead skin cells into the opening and lead to scarring.
If you are troubled by acne, have you considered microdermabrasion? Ahh to be Sugared offers a new procedure that addresses acne through a form of skin resurfacing. Many clients find that this process can reduce large pores. minimize small scars and eliminate sebaceous micro-cysts and commodores.
My commitment is to help you look your best and keep your skin healthy! If you have more questions about microdermabrasion and its role in reducing acne, please come see me so we can discuss the options that will work for you!