As we all know, nobody likes to have pimples! Whether it manifests itself while you’re a teenager or during adulthood, acne is never welcome and we would all like to trade it for a flawless skin.

Although pimples are not harmful to our health, an acne problem can seriously affect the self-esteem of those who suffer from it, which is why it’s important to take it seriously and to treat it effectively. In this article, we’ll give you our tips for reducing the frequency and intensity of rashes associated to acne and we’ll also present the treatments offered at the clinic to finally say goodbye to pimples! 

What Causes Acne?

There are several possible causes for the development of an acne problem and sometimes, it’s a combination of several of these factors that causes the pimples. For example, the problem may be related to a disruption or hormonal fluctuations, as it’s often the case at puberty or during pregnancy.

The problem may also be caused by an overproduction of sebum, by a thickening of the skin which then prevents the sebum to effectively flow through the pores, or by the presence of the bacteria Propionibacterium Acnes in the skin which causes the appearance of pimples. Fortunately, there are many simple solutions and tips for effectively treating acne and to regain a healthy looking skin. 

Avoid constantly touching your skin

We will never say it enough: By avoiding touching your face, you avoid the growth of bacteria on your skin that may be causing your acne problem. Think about it… We touch so many things during a day and even if you wash your hands as often as possible, they are not always clean. Facial skin, which is much thinner and sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body, therefore react more easily to the presence of bacteria, which results in the appearance of pimples for some people. By avoiding unnecessary touching the skin of your face, specifically by avoiding touching to your pimples, you make sure you keep it clean and you allow it to heal effectively. 

Do not pop your pimples

We know it’s tempting to pop your pimples and comedones (blackheads) yourself! However, most of the time, it will only make the situation worse and may even permanently mark the skin. Indeed, if the extraction is part of the professional cares offered in aesthetic clinics, it’s because it is important to use the proper technique that will give good results without injuring the skin. This means that the skin is properly prepared prior to extraction and that the specialist who will do the treatment has the knowledge to do it safely.

Have you ever tried to pop a pimple to finally end up with a worse result, which means a big red mark on your forehead or your chin? If so, you understand why it is advisable to consult a skin professional that can adequately perform the extraction and that will be able to judge which pimples and blackheads should be treated. Indeed, it is not always beneficial to conduct a big extraction or to do it too frequently, so by consulting a specialist, you will be able to offer to your skin the care that will be fully adapted its condition. 

Do not irritate your skin

If you suffer from acne, it may be tempting to clean your skin vigorously or to exfoliate it frequently in order to “sandblasting” the pimples, but you should really avoid doing this! Contrary to what one might think, acne-prone skin is very sensitive in addition to presenting inflammation, so it needs to be treated gently and soothed in order to heal properly. By not treating acne-prone skin gently and using abrasive products that don’t respect its natural ph, you only irritate it more, which will have for effect to worsen redness and inflammation. Furthermore, when the natural protective barrier of the skin is damaged, the skin becomes a lot more responsive to the presence of bacteria and tries to protect itself by producing more sebum, both of which, as you know, are possible causes of acne. 

A good beauty routine

Using the right products for the skin condition to be treated, in this case acne, should always be part of the treatment plan. Indeed, depending on the type of acne you have and the causes associated to it, different products will be suggested by your skin specialist. Here, at the clinic, we love the Blemish + Age line of SkinCeuticals which aims to treat acne effectively while fighting against the signs of aging. A two in one that many customers love!

By having a personalized consultation and examination of your skin, you will be able to get the best advice for a beauty routine that will fit your needs. Moreover, an element that we should never forget in a beauty routine for acne-prone skin is moisturizer, even for oily skin! Indeed, all types of skin may lack water and by moisturizing your skin very day, you will soothe it and reduce its inflammation in order to allow it to heal well! 

Adapted facials

Again, depending on the type of acne you have and its causes, various facial treatments may be recommended by your skin professional. For example, a peeling and an extraction performed by a qualified technician might be recommended to decongest the skin and promote the efficient flow of sebum from the pores, thus avoiding the appearance of pimples. The Microdermabrasion by Dermalinfusion with a clarifying solution is also a very popular treatment at the clinic for the treatment of acne.

Moreover, once the problem of acne is cleared, various treatments such as diamond-tipped microdermabrasion may be recommended in order to remove the scars left by acne if necessary and to even out the complexion.

A photorejuvenation cure

Our beloved care for a flawless skin and an even skin tone is the photorejuvenation that can treat acne scars through a cure of 3 to 6 treatments. It also provides an even skin tone and it tightens the pores, all for a generally healthier looking skin. The photorejuvenation also treats rosacea and couperosis which are two skin conditions that can often accompany acne, and it also helps eliminate dark spots, which comes in handy once the acne problem halted. You can get all the details about this treatment here.

In conclusion

You now know that several factors may be the cause of an acne problem, but fortunately, there are many ways to treat it by taking care of our skin properly. Remember that acne-prone skin is a sensitive skin that has to be treated gently! At the clinic, you can enjoy a free consultation with one of our experts who will be happy to create a treatment plan for you and a suitable beauty routine. Whether you suffer from mild to severe acne, or if you rather want to remove acne scars, our skin specialists will have the solution for you