Acne is a 4-letter word !

Acne is definitley a four letter word for those who suffer with it. Acne is a disorder of the pores. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells in a pore, a day. Acne- prone skin sheds up to 5 layers of dead skin cells a day and the body just can’t keep up! Skin will act much like a clogged drain and clog up and form blackheads and congestion.

There are many myths that surround the causes of acne and let me just dispell a few. Acne is not caused by too much sex or too little. Chocolate doesn’t cause it, and sadly, it’s not exclusive to teenagers​. Another myth that we all tend to believe is that all dermatologists know how to cure it. Many derms don’t specialize in acne.
When working with clients to clear up their acne I remind them that it will take between 3-6 months to get their acne under control.  The reason it takes so long is because it takes between 30-90 days for a lesion to surface. The ones that got started before you began your acne home care, have yet to surface. Patience is key.

As a new client whose focus is acne treatment, we’ll sit down and do a thorough consultation that will discuss all acne contributors and you’ll learn the proper steps to clearing your skin. (It’s more than just washing and hydrating) Learning how to care for your acne prone skin is paramount.

Here’s a little insight as to what foods have been linked to acne.

milk, cheese, whey or soy protein shakes, soy, seafood, shellfish, algae, miso soup, seaweed (sushi), iodized foods, peanut butter, organ meats.

In addition to foods, there are prescription drugs, household products and skin care products that could be exacerbating your acne. The key is to educate yourself & when you know better you’ll do better.

Acne can be embaressing, depressing,  and just downright frustrating. I’d love to be able to help you get your skin on the right path.

Be your own type of beautiful,

Nikki

Prior to my life as an esthetician, I was like most of you.. a client.  I looked forward to my 90 minutes of “me time” every five weeks. I had a great esthetician who could read my mood…sometimes we would chat and other times I was just putty in her hands. The beginning of every treatment would begin with her asking me if there were any skin concerns since my last visit.  Every time was the same…I wanted to work on my hyper-pigmentation. I’ve been a freckly sometimes splotchy character since I was a kid and I’ve always longed to have porcelain skin. My appointments were both corrective and relaxing and would always address my Dalmatian spots. (Now here’s where the BUT comes in) When we were done, my esthy never had a serious conversation with me about home care. I’ve been diligent about the SPF for many years,  BUT  what I really needed was something to address my freckles. Now, as an esthetician myself, I realize the importance of home care…especially when you’re doing corrective work. (any time you’re trying to improve a skin condition it’s considered corrective) It’s a powerful benefit  to get in to the spa or salon for regular treatments, BUT it’s what you do everyday that really has the power to impact your skin. When your  skin care specialist recommends products for you, she’s drawing you a map for the destination that you’re determined to find. Drugstore products just don’t carry the same % of active ingredients that you’ll find in your skin care salon. If budget is a concern, as it is with most of us, ask her to choose the top two products to address your skin care concern. Skin care products are not like fine wine, don’t save them for a special occasion and don’t skimp on the amount that you use, use them as directed and watch your skin transform.

 

Enjoy,

Nikki

Glo A Skincare Boutique

 

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