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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

 

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 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.

Oxygen Firming Facial

Get ready for a mega-moisture boost with Circadia, #Oxygen RX Facial,  your skin will be smoothed to perfection. This Oxygen Facial, Created by Dr. Pugliese of #Circadia Skin Care, is formulated to generate a measured and controlled amount of oxygen to the skin ensuring maximum benefits while minimizing the risk of free radical damage. This treatment can be used on any skin type and I have found it to be excellent for anti-aging and acne management.  This is a solid state oxygen treatment that does not use hydrogen peroxide or gas wands. Instead, oxygen is actually generated on the skin by an enzyme action. The end result is clear and luminous skin with a feeling of firmness. It helps to decrease redness and stimulates collagen enhancing cells. Extractions included. #skindeepgj.com, #facials, #springbreak On special this week only 3/23/15 – 3/27/15 for everyone on Spring Break  $25 off.  Reg offered at $135.

Zap Zits & Speed Healing of Blemishes

Acne Zapper

Try #Sanitas skin care – Zapper! This product works instantly to kill acne bacteria, speed healing of blemishes and prevent further breakouts. Key ingredients are Glycolic acid & Salicylic Acid both stimulate and exfoliate while dissolving oil and providing antibacterial benefits to the skin. Easy roll on ball applicator use 1-2 times per day. Remember a little bit goes a long way with this potent skin repair. 10ml $19 #skindeepgj.com 970-250-9249 #acne

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Renew, Refine, Exfoliate Your Skin

dry skin 2The holidays are gone, spring break is around the corner and wedding season is just a few months away.  This is the time for exfoliation. If you would like to reduce the signs of aging, acne or sun damage, now is the time to do something. Hurry, before you are in the summer sun.

Light peels gently accelerate the skin cell regenerations replacing old cells with new younger looking cells. Renew, Refine, Exfoliate by microdermabrasion or any of the wonderful choices of peels available at #skindeepgj.com.

Visibly improve the quality, texture and tone of your skin today. Call 970-250-9249 or schedule online. #facials, #peels, #sanitas

Leaf People Organic Skin Care

Skin Deep is excited to welcome Master herbalist, Julie Levine.  Julie handcrafts and custom blends her line of #Leaf People products. This is a completely #organic line free of #GMO and #gluten based products beautifully scented by nature.  Julie’s lab is located here in Grand Junction. She uses the latest botanical research providing purely radiant results. It is a pleasure to add this amazing line of scientifically based customized skin care choices to #Skin Deep. Leaf People offers a complete line of skin care for all skin types including #rosacea and hyper sensitive skins.

I will not be carrying this in my office quite yet, but you may order directly off my website and Julie will ship to you at no cost.#skindeepgj.com

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