Let’s Be Clear About Acne

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Everyone has acne issues at some point. At Reflections Laser & Wellness Center, we are ready to help you tackle those issues with the GlymedPlus line of products. A certified SkinCare Specialist will provide our patients with an individual SkinCare Consultation.

We would like to also recommend these tips so that you get the best results.

Tip 1: Keep the skin as clean as possible. Cleanse in the morning and evening. We recommend using either the Serious Action Sal-X Purifying Cleanser, which has a 2% salicylic acid or the Serious Action Skin Wash, which is a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. Typically salicylic acid is used on those with oily skin and benzoyl peroxide is used on those with dry skin.

Tip 2: Do not over exfoliate or over treat your skin. Less is always more in this situation. These are professional products that go a long way, so you only need to use a small amount. Using more product will not clear up the skin faster. It can actually dry out the skin, and when the barrier is not able to function properly, bacteria can get into the skin much easier, which can result in a breakout.

Tip 3: Do not allow sweat to sit on the skin for extended periods of time. Make sure you or your child cleans your skin immediately after a workout or sports activity. We suggest having a bottle of GlyMed Plus Serious Action Skin Astringent No. 2 and some cotton rounds handy in your gym bag. It is very simple to just swipe across the skin for a quick clean. You will find that keeping the face clear of sweat will greatly reduce the number of breakouts.

Tip 4: Do not pick at your face. Extractions should only be performed by a licensed skin care professional. If you constantly pick at your face, not only will you spread bacteria. but also you could end up with unwanted pigment known as PIH. Improper extractions can also push bacteria deeper into the skin and make the breakouts worse than they already are.

Tip 5: Even if you have oily skin, it’s important to use moisturizer. When the skin is dry and the barrier function is not functioning properly, it makes it easier for bacteria to get in and spread. We recommend the use of GlyMed Plus Cell Science Cell Protection Serum. It is packed full of Ceramides, which occur in your natural moisture factor to help increase water content in the skin. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which also helps maintain water content in the skin.

Most of all, At Reflections Laser & Wellness, it’s our passion to educate you and help you see the difference. Call us today to learn more about treating your acne and making your skin look and feel healthy.

For more information about our Acne Treatments please stop by our page.
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