Acne Support

Clogged Pores – What do I do?

Help I have clogged pores, what do I do?

This is a common question that I hear from every client with #acne. What is the best way to deal with blackheads and whiteheads?

First we must control the dead-cell accumulation and clear the follicle out. It is important that we do this together, this treatment requires at home care and an acne control facial.

Extractions are a necessary process in your treatment as well as salicylic, AHAS and enzymes in the form of peels. These help to loosen the dead cells on the skin’s surface which ease the extraction process.  The use of these and other solutions help to liquefy the solid oil accumulations in the pores and break up the masses thus improving the extraction process.

At home care is carefully monitored to make sure you are not excessively over drying your skin. There is a fine balance to finding the right products to use and many times we alternate them with active/resting products. Daily home care is the real key to  acne management and the application of mild AHAS, BHAS. Certain serums that I recommend also calm the skin and reduce the bacteria load.

Many times you will find that the clogged pores start loosening up and the count of whiteheads and blackheads is reduced. However, this is the time to continue treatment for long term success.

Schedule your acne consultation today with Jo Ann to learn more about treatment options. Enjoy the success of beautiful glowing skin, don’t despair, you do have options. #skincare, #skindeepgj.com, #medicalspa

When is Medication Necessary for Acne Treatment

When is medication necessary for acne treatment?

This is a common question.   As an esthetician, I try to guide and educate you to understand what your treatment options are available.  A consultation is the perfect way to start this educational process. Many areas will need to be discussed as to your family history, how you care for your skin, diet/exercise, and what type of breakouts  you challenged with.

I like to start with the basics and teach you the #anatomy of your skin and what really causes acne. Many time there are myths associated with acne treatments and I want you to understand the science behind treatment. Commonly, estheticians, work in close relation to other medical providers. It will take a good team to treat all the different components associated with #acne.

Skin surface bacteria is always present but causes no harm as long as it is exposed to oxygen. When bacteria is trapped in the pore, where the environment has little oxygen, the bacteria breaks down the oil glands to free fatty acids. These acids cause inflammation, irritation redness and swelling that lead to pustule formation. If infection with fluid pustules is present, oral antibiotics may be necessary to help provide control and promote healing.

Topical antibiotic lotions also are very effective and sometimes both oral and topical antibiotics are necessary. The skin will usually get worse before it gets better, so it is important to stay the course of the treatment.

When medication is necessary for treatment of acne, tretinoin is a common topical drug  that is used (Retin A);  oral minocycline; a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic in addition to topical clindamycin may be prescribed by your physician. For severe cases  Accutane (isotretinoin) is prescribed.  It is important to use sunscreen and wear a hat to protect your skin during treatment due to photo sensitivity. Sometimes hormone medications such as birth control or hormone replacement therapy’s may also  be suggested. Your physician will guide you on the benefits of each medication.

Keeping the skin balanced and not to dry is very important and this is when the esthetician is most helpful. We perform the extractions to clear the skin and recommend the right topical skin care routine to aid your healing process.

Together your physician and an esthetician will guide you to healthy glowing skin.

Contact #skindeepgj.com to learn more and to schedule your consultation. Reduce and heal your acne today. #medicalspa, #facials

 

The Function of a Peel

While we learn about AHAS, BHAS and Retinols, it is important to understand the function of a peel. #Peels are #regenerating the skin. They strengthen the bonds in the skin, increase circulation, stimulate fibroblasts-resulting in new cell development. But downtime peels and superficial peels are different. It is important to know the difference and it is extremely important that the person applying your peel is certified and knowledgeable to do so.

It is important to note that one superficial peel will help lightly improve the skin texture . Superficial peels give the best results when done in a series. When dealing with acne, monthly peels are a very important part of the healing process. However, skin requires an active phase and a resting phase, over peeling will have detrimental affects and is not recommended.

There are many steps necessary to complete prior to a peel. Never allow anyone to just peel you on a moments notice. Your skin must be prepared for the ultimate response.

To learn more, please contact Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com. Schedule your consultation today and find out if you are a good candidate for this amazing regeneration. #peel, #renewedskin, #medicalspa.

AHA, BHAS AND RETINOLS-What Are These?

What in the world are AHA’S, BHS, and Retinols and what are they good for? Let us start exploring the world of acids and retinols . Learn why they are good for your skin. Follow along, on this blog, and explore the benefits of the biggest anti-aging guns in skin care.

Have you ever heard the word Glycolic Acid?  Glycolic acid comes from plants like sugarcane, pineapple and sugar beets. It is a powerful and quickly penetrating molecule. It has the smallest molecular structure of the AHA’S. (alpha hydroxy acids)

This is an excellent ingredient to exfoliate the skin, decrease oil production and clear acne. It also works as a delivery system to aid other ingredients penetration into the skin.

There are many acids that we use to strengthen and clear the skin. Learn how glycolic acid can benefit your skin by scheduling a consultation at Skindeepgj.com.

Masks for Blemished Skin

oily-skin-maskIf your skin feels slick or you have stubborn blemishes and blackheads, a drying mud or clay mask is the answer. Mud, tea tree oil and sulfur formulations gently draw out oil and work well on all oily skin types. Sanitas skin care has a tea tree mask contains: Niacinamide, salicylic acid, clay, & tea tree oil that may be used safely daily or 1-2 times per week.

  • helps absorb excess oils
  • helps remove toxins from the skin
  • helps promote even skin tone and texture
  • helps soothe and purify the skin
  • helps decongest and clarify problem skin

Be sure to consult with your skin care specialist on formulas and how often oily skin masks should be used.

Acne is a controllable condition and usually is genetic. Many types of treatments are available. For a consultation, please contact Jo Ann at www.skindeepgj.com

 

 

Beat Acne with Sanitas B3 Clarifying Complex

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A clarifying treatment lotion that beats the symptoms of acne and balances skin flora to soothe inflamed, problem skin. B3 Clarifying Complex will address imperfections with a blend of different anti-acne ingredients. It is a corrective blend of minerals and vitamins that promote skin renewal, helps relieve pore congestion and helps control excess surface oil. This amazing treatment is formulated with niacin B3, sulfur (one of the best ways to heal and assist acne), and zinc (lessens the formation of damaging free radicals and protects skin’s lipids (fats) and fibroblasts—the cells that make collagen). B3 Clarifying Complex rapidly exfoliates dead skin cell build up that blocks your  pores. Beat your acne today and contact Jo Ann at Skindeepgj.com #acne, #skintreatments, #skincare

Effective Anti-Aging Treatments with Chemical Peels- What do You Need To Know?

Chemical peels are an art form and should be performed only by a certified skin care professional trained in the use of peels. Not everyone has this certification and it is important to ask for credentials.  Chemical peels are a very effective way to slow down the aging process and correct uneven pigment.

Post-care and skin recovery are important to understand. Your skin care professional should provide you a list and treatment protocol for taking care of your skin pre/post procedure. Proper healing is essential.

Know what type of peel is being performed on you and why. Ask for before and after pictures and understand what peeling means. Do not have this procedure performed any closer to a special event than 1 month out. 

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Beat your acne and say YES to clear skin

If you are suffering with acne, Salicylic Herbal Cleanser by Sanitas Skincare is an active, anti-bacterial cleanser formulated with Salicylic Acid to stimulate, exfoliate and clarify oily, blemished skin.Beat your acne and say yes to clear skin.  Contact Jo Ann to learn more about acne and schedule your anti-acne consultation today. 970-250-9249. #skindeepgj.com, ‪#‎skincare‬, ‪#‎acne‬

Sunforgettable Face Primer with SPF

#colorescience face primer is an SPF 30 made with 5.4% Titanium Dioxide & 4% Zinc Oxide. This combination offers a high level broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection. It has a universal color shade that works for most skin tones. I love to top this primer off with Colorescience loose mineral sunscreen powder SPF30. This will give you the ultimate sun protection. It is easy to apply and fits easily in your pocket and #golfers love this product because it doesn’t get on your grips. Contact #skindeepgj.com today to order and try this #sunscreen out. This is my favorite choice for oily/acne skin types.