Why Should You Choose a Skin Care Specialist to Help With Acne?

June is Acne Awareness Month and there’s nothing but good news about an effective form of professional acne treatment–see an esthetician!

A full 85% of Americans will experience acne at some time in their lives.  Acne is by far the most common skin disorder affecting almost 50 million Americans.  You could just live with it, or you could fill your counter, drawers and medicine chest with less-than-effective over-the-counter remedies, or go see a professional esthetician.

Here’s a quick FAQ about skin care specialists and the acne treatment procedures:

What is an esthetician?
Estheticians, also called skin care therapists, work at salons, day spas, and medical spas and are trained in the cosmetic treatment of the skin. They perform various cosmetic procedures including facials, body treatments, and waxing. Estheticians focus on deep cleansing skin and treating skin issues like acne.

Does a skincare specialist have to be licensed?
Yes. All estheticians must be licensed in the state that they are working in. In California, estheticians must complete at least 600 hours of training and pass a qualifying examination and a practical, or hands-on, exam.
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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. Continue reading “Is Acne Your Fault?”