The Truth About Adult Acne
Adult acne affects 1 in 4 men and about half of all women some time in their adult lives. About 1/3 of those with facial acne also experience acne on their back and body. Adult acne can cause depression and social anxiety in adults the same way it can a teen.
Most men experience adult acne because they had adolescent acne and it comes back now and then. Women can experience acne that’s stuck around from their adolescence too, but, unlike men, they can experience adult onset acne–new flare-ups–in their adult life.
Why You Should Consider a Once-a-Month Facial
Many people pay more attention to cleaning their car than cleaning their face. They wait until the encounter itchy skin, dark spots or breakouts before they seek help. Then they usually make it worse by not consulting a professional and heading the to drug store for the solution.
A good professional facial is both a treatment and a pre-emptive strike against future skin issues. Getting a facial treatment once a month, or perhaps more if you have an acne breakout, will make a significant, visible difference in what you see in the mirror – and what other people see when they look at you. Like any other thing you focus on in life, you will get results and you can keep those results by focusing on skincare on a regular schedule.
Here’s a quick list of other benefits:
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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?”