Why does it show up at the worst time?!?

Part of the reason I became an esthetician is because I suffered from acne as a teen and well into adulthood. Over the years,  I have learned so much about acne and how to treat it and prevent it.

Acne is a wound. Weather you are dealing with blackheads, whiteheads, pustules or cysts…it is important to remember that you are treating and HEALING inflammation.

Nutrition and Lifestyle- Sometimes it takes a lifestyle change to prevent or minimize breakouts. Changes to what we eat and drink can often predict how our skin will look in then following days. Nutrient deficient diets result in nutrients deficient skin. High inflammatory diets result in inflamed skin. Some food triggers include dairy, sugar, gluten and caffeine.

STRESS, (which I’m sure we are all dealing with right now) raises your cortisol levels and when your cortisol is unbalanced it can cause hormonal acne. Try your best to take some time for yourself and create a self care ritual. Whether it’s taking a hot bath at the end of the day, meditation, or doing a mini at home facial…it is important to de-stress.

Although all of these things are important factors in preventing and addressing acne, one of the most important things is your actual skincare routine! Different ingredients are designed to treat different types of acne. If you are unsure what ingredients and products you need don’t hesitate to ask- I am here to help you!