7 tips to reduce acne effectively - Espace Skins Montreal

7 tips to reduce acne effectively

At the clinic, the most frequent reason for consultation remains acne. Since 2010, we have been supporting you in a global approach that reduces inflammation at all ages and for all types of acne.

Whether it appears in adolescence or adulthood, acne is never welcome, and we would all like to be able to trade it for flawless skin. Although pimples are not harmful to our health, acne can seriously affect the self-esteem of people who suffer from it. Therefore, it is essential to take it seriously and treat it effectively.

We have written a very comprehensive article on the causes and types of acneQuels sont les types d'acné?

 Our estheticians wanted to share several underestimated tips that make a big difference in improving the health of your skin. It is possible to reduce inflammation over time with the correct gestures. Here are their top 7 recommendations for fighting acne effectively.


Tip #1: Avoid constantly touching your skin

Keep it in mind: by avoiding touching your face, you prevent the proliferation of bacteria on your skin, which can be the cause of your acne problem.

We tend to touch a lot of things during the day. Even if we wash our hands as often as possible, they are only sometimes clean. The skin of the face, which is much thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the body, reacts more easily to bacteria, causing pimples in some people. By avoiding unnecessary touching of the skin on your face, more specifically by avoiding touching your spots, you ensure that it is kept clean enough to heal effectively.

Tip n˚2: Do not pop pimples

 It is tempting to pop pimples and comedones (blackheads) yourself! However, most of the time, this only worsens the situation and increases the risk of permanently scarring the skin. Extraction is part of the professional care offered in aesthetic clinics because it is essential to use adequate techniques to get the best without injuring or lastingly marking the skin. Extractions imply that the skin has been adequately prepared before and that the specialist performing the treatment has the knowledge to do so safely.

Have you ever tried to pop a pimple only to end up with a much worse result than at the start, with a significant red mark on the forehead or on the chin? If so, you understand why it is essential to consult a skin professional who can perform the extraction properly and who will be able to identify the pimples and comedones to be treated.

It is only sometimes beneficial to carry out an extensive extraction or to do it too often. Consulting a specialist can offer your skin the best care possible.

Tip n˚3: Stop harming your skin

If you suffer from acne, you may be tempted to cleanse your skin vigorously or exfoliate it frequently to eliminate pimples.

Contrary to popular belief, acne-prone skin is quite sensitive, and inflamed and needs to be treated gently to encourage proper healing.

It is essential to ban the use of products that are too abrasive or that do not respect the skin's natural pH. In addition, when the skin's natural protective barrier is damaged, it becomes more reactive to the presence of bacteria and tries to protect itself by producing more sebum. These two factors are responsible for the appearance of acne.

Tip n˚4: The best beauty routine

The treatment plan should always include products suited to a specific skin condition. Depending on the type of acne you suffer from, and the causes associated with it, different products may be suggested by your skin specialist. At Espace Skins clinic, we love several dedicated skincare lines to treat acne while effectively fighting the signs of aging. This 2-in-1 strategy is a hit with many!

During your personalized consultation, including skin examination, you will get the best advice and recommendations for a routine fully adapted to your needs.

Moreover, adequate hydration for acne-prone or oily skin remains essential! All skin types can lack water, and by moisturizing your skin well daily, you will soothe it as much as possible and encourage it to heal better.

Tip n˚5: Targeted treatments

Depending on the type of acne you suffer from, your skin specialist may recommend different facial treatments. For example, a peel made with extractions by a qualified aesthetician can help decongest the skin and promote the adequate flow of sebum through the pores. This strategy makes it possible to prevent the appearance of new pimples.

Dermalinfusion microdermabrasion with a clarifying solution is also a popular treatment at the clinic for acne.

Finally, once the acne problem has cleared up, several treatments such as diamond-tipped microdermabrasion, may be recommended to remove the scars left behind and even out the skin tone.

Tip n˚6: A photorejuvenation treatment 

Photorejuvenation is an absolute favorite for peachy skin and an even complexion within 3 to 6 treatments. Plus, it evens skin tone and tightens pores for healthier-looking skin. Photorejuvenation also treats rosacea and couperosis, which are two skin conditions often associated with acne.

Finally, photorejuvenation eliminates post-acne pigment spots. You can get all the details on this treatment here: Photorejuvenation - photofacial

Tip 7: Lifestyle and wellness

Our skin specialists often recommend taking good care of the skin from the inside and adopting certain lifestyle habits that make all the difference.

For example, it is essential to ensure that you sleep on regularly changed and properly cleaned bedding. For example, using dirty sheets for too long and sleeping on one side may encourage local inflammation. Changing sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases every week or every 10 days can make a big difference.

Acne and its inflammatory signs require taking care of yourself, resting, getting enough sleep, better managing stress, eating well, and staying hydrated. These simple everyday habits will contribute to a better internal balance and soothe the skin.

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