Is that a BLEMISH? Quick, Where’s the Concealer?!

So it’s no secret that acne is one of the worst things that could happen to our lovely faces. The second you see something forming, panic begins to ensue. Even more so if you have a hot date scheduled, pictures are in store for the night, or you’ve got THE party of the century coming up. Acne has caused people a lot of stress and although we sound dramatic freaking out over a little blemish on our face, why not educate ourselves on how to avoid it. After all, if we can avoid it, shouldn’t we? The causes of acne can range from being hereditary, to the foods in your diet. It’s important to be aware of what exactly causes those problematic blemishes in the first place. Wouldn’t the disappearance of your acne be a great addition to your everyday life? (I think so)

The four main causes of acne are as follows:

  • Overproduction of oil (sebum) 
  • Irregular shedding of dead skin cells resulting in irritation of the hair follicles of your skin 
  • Buildup of bacteria 
  • Hormone Imbalances 
Those seem like no brainers right? Well let’s go a little more in depth. Your body can produce an excess amount of sebum and dead skin cells, and when this happens, the two can build up in the hair follicle and act as a plug, resulting in an environment where bacteria can thrive. This plug can get bigger and produce a white head, which has become everyone's cue to pop the pimple. Other times it can open to the surface and darken, resulting in a blackhead. 

There are other factors that can worsen acne as well. Hormones play a big part. The hormone Androgen increase in boys and girls during puberty causing the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Drugs that contain corticosteroids, androgens or lithium are known to cause acne. Lastly, your diet can be a trigger. Dairy and foods high in carbohydrates (bread, bagels, and chips) are guilty of causing acne. 

Every time that little white head surfaces, it becomes almost a relieving experience because you finally get to pop that sucker and get rid of it. HOWEVER, as much as people would like to think that this is beneficial, it’s not exactly your best option. A lot of the times, if you leave it alone and let it take it’s course, you’d be surprised how quickly it can go away. Who would have thought, right? If you’re one that like to pop those embarrassing zits then please be sure to wash your hand before popping and to wash your face after popping. Also, be sure to use products that reduce any inflammation caused during the extraction of the pimple.

Here are a few skin care tips to help your face out. Wash your face twice a day to ensure that you get any oils and dirt that may have accumulated over night while sleeping. Then again before you go to bed to rid your face of any buildup that may have happened throughout the day. If you’re problem area becomes inflamed then tea tree oil can help reduce that inflammation as well as honey. Honey is popular among people for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Lastly, eating well can really decrease the chances of breakouts. Eating processed foods can significantly increases your level of breakouts so it’s bed to stay away and heat the healthy stuff. Fruits and veggies can help detox your body from all the unwanted chemicals. Vitamin C cleans up dark marks on you skin and helps restore the glow to your face. You should pay attention to what may affect your skin as everyone’s skin is obviously different. Get to know your body so you know what good for you and what you should stay away from. Treat yourself right and you’ll be sure to reap the benefits!

2 weeks before an event, come by our med spa for a facial. Acne facials remove all of the dirt from your pores from which helps the inflammation, overall skin tone and making your skin as smooth as a baby's butt! You should make it two weeks before hand so that it gives your skin time to heal from the extractions if your skin is a little bit more sensitive. 

Inspire Med Spa

477 Stuyvesant Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Telephone: 201 933 2333 FAX: 201 933 3885

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