Is Acne Your Fault?

Acne generally isn’t caused by something you did or didn’t do.  It’s not caused by dirt or even diet (according to current research). Some people are just prone to it, while others aren’t.  Most of the time, tendency toward acne comes from your genes. That’s right, thank your parents.

Of course there are things you can do to lessen this genetic gift.  You can keep your skin clean and exfoliate carefully. You can develop a skin care regimen that works and stick to it. You can understand that acne isn’t something you “grow out of”, it’s treatable.  If you have severe acne, go see a dermatologist.

For most people, it’s a lack of consistency and care that prolongs acne.  Worse, doing things to care for your acne incorrectly can cause more acne, or worse, scarring. People with most forms of acne, blackheads, and other non-inflammatory blemishes will often find that regular facials help to reduce the amount of breakouts they experience. The esthetician brings a regularity, consistency, and high quality of care to your acne treatment.  And this almost always makes things better.

The esthetician begins by thoroughly cleansing the skin. Various masks, steam, and facial massage may be incorporated into the treatment. The esthetician may use special salon-strength products to reduce surface oil, remove dead skin cells, soothe, or hydrate. Your esthetician can also recommend products for at-home use, like cleansers and moisturizers, that won’t aggravate your acne.

During a facial treatment, estheticians may also perform extractions by manually removing pore blockages. By extracting these impactions, the pores are cleared of excess oil and cellular debris. Blemishes are less likely to form, improving some cases of non-inflammatory acne.

Of course, facials are good for EVERYONE, not just those with acne. You’ll discover that making facials part of your skin care routine nets great results, especially if they are done regularly and you listen to the esthetician’s recommendations for home care. Be sure to tell your esthetician about all topical and oral medications you are currently using to avoid unwanted reactions.