Acne is an extremely common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Persistent acne can be frustrating and cause emotional distress so we’re breaking down everything you need to know about acne, effective treatments and when it’s time to see a doctor.
Understanding the type of acne you have is important in order to know how best to treat:
Blackheads and Whiteheads are non-inflammatory acne and are fairly easy to treat. Adding BHA’s into your routine a few nights a week will help unclog your pores.
A few that we love are:
Another great ingredient for this type of non-inflammatory acne is clay. A clay mask one night a week will help draw out impurities as well as absorb excess oils on the surface of the skin.
Our Estheticians recommend:
Papules, Nodules and Pustules fall under the category of 'Inflammatory Acne' and require a more comprehensive approach. With inflammatory acne it’s important to focus on not only unclogging the pores but also on reducing the inflammation.
If you have tried at home treatments and your acne still remains persistent visit a doctor who can prescribe treatments and diagnose the cause.