Skincare 101 Acne Prone
ACNE… A LIFESTYLE?
Ever wonder why you try a new product to clear your acne and it works… for awhile but then the pimples, redness and congested pores comes back with a vengeance? Why? What causes it? Most importantly, how can you stop this cycle? Successfully treating acne is no longer just about using an “anti-bacterial” face wash or spot treatment to dry out the blemish. Today it’s about balancing the skin to not only correct but help prevent further breakouts.
Many acne products are harsh, drying and yes, clearing. Once your skin was clear, life is great again but unfortunately that dry scaly skin that you were left with is just a mask. A mask hiding the breeding bacteria that continued to flourish deep within the pores, waiting to unleash itself again with another cycle of breakout.
Products for Acne Prone
With approximately 85 percent of the population experiencing acne at some time in their life, this is a condition that needs more than just a quick fix, it needs real products that offer real solutions.
Acne is defined as the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among ages 12 - 24.
Acne was once thought of as a condition caused solely by bacteria but just as this difficult condition has evolved so has the as research as to its origin. True, that the two main causes of acne are bacteria and blockage of the pore’s, but more and more research is showing that inflammation of the oil glands can cause over active oil production allowing for dirt, debris and dead skin cells to become trapped thus causing congestion, blackheads, papules and pustules.
WHAT CAUSES INFLAMMATION?
- Microbiome imbalance
At GLOWBIOTICS we understand that with acne in any form, the journey to clear skin is just that. All acne skin conditions need support, balance and healing, not aggression, to fully restore clarity and vitality. GLOWBIOTICS Probiotic Skincare use topical probiotics, mild exfoliants, anti-inflammatory technology, oil regulators, and fatty acids to help treat all forms of problematic skin, including hormonal based acne conditions.
Below are GLOWBIOTICS product regimen suggestions for acne prone skin:
- Cleanse AM & PM: Probiotic Acne Treatment Cleanser
- Balance: Probiotic Brightening & Refining Layering Solution or Probiotic Instant Resurfacing Pads
- Treat AM:Acne Clarifying + Refining Treatment and Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
- Treat PM: Acne Clarifying + Refining Treatment
- Treat PM ONLY: Advanced Retinol Renewal Treatment Serum or Ultimate Youth Restoring Serum
- Hydrate AM/PM: for oily skin: Probiotic Clarifying Lotion or Probiotic Instant Refreshing Gel Hydrator
- Hydrate AM/PM: for non-oily skin: Gentle Probiotic Calming Lotion
- Prevent AM: Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
- Eye Area AM/PM: Soothing + Revitalizing Eye Cream or Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream
BOOST YOUR SKINCARE Regimen:
FOR EXTRA balance, soothing and radiance…. apply the Probiotic HydraGlow Cream Oil to face, neck and décolleté after you apply the morning treatment step OR mix directly into the morning hydrate step OR mixed with the Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB OR mixed with your liquid foundation!
FOR EXTRA calming, redness reduction and soothing…. apply the Advanced Anti-Aging Replenishing Oil to face, neck and/or décolleté in the morning and/or evening before you apply treatment step OR mix directly into the hydrate step!
Tips for Acne Prone
Balance, balance, balance!
Fit skin starts with pH balance. By balancing the microbiome, with a healthy skin care regimen, clear skin can be achieved. Over drying the condition, may cause excess irritation and lead to more inflammatory reaction, causing the oil glands to over produce thus triggering more bacteria to form.
Consult with a professional licensed esthetician for home care recommendations as well as professional treatment options. Estheticians have access to more active ingredients and formulations and will help you to design a customized program for your personal skin needs.
Keep in mind that not all bacteria is bad. Incorporating pre and probiotics into your diet as well as your skin care regimen will help to balance the skins microbiome, leading to less inflammation and healthier, more balanced skin.
NEVER go to bed with your makeup on and change your pillow cases often (at least once a week).
Reduce stress, this may be easier said than done. Take a walk, exercise, meditate or just take 3 deep breaths in and out. Believe it or not all these things help to fight inflammation within the body.
Avoid the following
- Excess sun exposure can cause inflammation
- Touching the breakout on your face, it can spread bacteria
- Never pop a pimple (leave that to the professional)
- Watch when applying hair care products around the face
- Clean your cell phone and glasses on a regular basis
- Clean those makeup brushes on a regular basis
Diet for Acne Prone
Feed your skin from the inside out. Good bacteria which helps to balance the bad should be incorporated into your diet every day. Food rich in probiotics like yogurt, kombucha, kimchi and buttermilk, paired with prebiotic rich food like bananas, onions and garlic feed the bacteria.
Probiotic supplements are available, just be sure you are getting a high quality.
Include plenty of anti-inflammatories in your diet such as antioxidants rich berries, apples, artichokes, avocados and dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach and collard greens and don’t forget omega-3 fatty acids.
Avoid foods that contribute to inflammation, like sugary food, white bread, pasta, margarine, vegetable oils and red meat.