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Breaking the myths on acne

1. The primary cause of acne is unknown. However, a combination of 3 factors have been identified as possible causes:

  • overproduction of oil by the skin’s oil glands
  • consistent blockage of the hair follicles by the excess oil which carries the dead skin cells
  • the development of bacteria in the clogged hair follicles.
The most common types of acne is:
  • Whiteheads. These are pimples that stay under the surface of the skin.
  • Blackheads. These pimples rise to the skin’s surface and look black. …
  • Papules. These are small pink bumps that can be tender.
  • Pustules. These pimples are red at the bottom and have pus on top.
  • Nodules. …
  • Cysts.

3. Frequent washing of the affected area will not help improve the appearance of acne. However, effective treatment is actually a combination of antibacterial medications to reduce the presence of bacteria and hydrating agents to avoid the skin from drying out.

4.  Apart from the trio of factors mentioned earlier, you are most likely to have acne if:

  • it runs in the family (heredity)
  • you are pregnant or taking birth control pills (hormonal)
  • taking medications which are most likely to disrupt your normal hormone levels
  • you frequently apply greasy makeup or oily skin care products

5. Your acne could get worse if you constantly scrub your skin and use skin-drying products. The more your skin dries, the more your oil glands work to produce oil which could clog pores. Keeping it moisturized can actually counteract the drying effect of acne medications and topicals.

6. It is always best to do a patch test before trying on new makeup products. Everyone’s skin reacts differently thus the need to figure out if a certain product will cause an allergic reaction.

7. The best way to treat acne is to actually prevent the buildup of bacteria from occurring.

8. Consistency is actually the key to treating acne. Most patients actually discontinue treatments if they don’t see immediate results. The recommended length of any acne treatment is at least 8 weeks.

Studies show that adding these three things can greatly help clear up your skin:

1. Eating more green leafy vegetables,

2. Adding Omega’s into your diet

3. Taking a probiotic – keep your gut clean!

Come to Jasmine Skin Care + let us help you achieve healthier, clearer skin! We have many different affordable acne treatments available for you.

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How often should I get a facial?

Clients often ask me how often I should get a facial. I perform skin care treatments studio city on a daily basis and see every type of skin concern imaginable. For those clients with aggravated acne, I recommend coming in every 2 weeks to get a specific type of treatment so that we can get your skin into a healthier place.

Monthly facials

For the average facial client who wants their skin to look and feel better and has no major skin issue, the recommendation for getting a facial is every 3-4 weeks. The reason why one should aim for monthly facials is because your skin cells grow and can become clogged leading to duller skin. The professional exfoliation a facial imparts helps the increase new cell production while sloughing off the old, dead cells while encouraging new cell growth. Facials move this process along. The treatment will keep your skin clean, clear, and toned. Having one every three to four weeks helps you maintain that beautiful glow all month long.

Acne prone skin

For those who are experiencing frequent acne or those that tend to have oilier skin, having a facial is recommended every two weeks to get the skin under control during acne flares. As your skin calms down and the acne goes away, the period of time between facials can be allotted to fewer visits; with a focus on good home care.

Creating a healthy skin care routine can be done during your next facial. As an esthetician who is highly trained in everything from advanced skin analysis to choosing the correct peel for your skin type, I understand the specific needs of your skin. In order to get the most out of every treatment, please feel free to discuss with me your ideal facial schedule, regimen to follow at home to maintain your skin in-between appointments and budget and I know we can find the best care for you.