Skincare 101 Normal Skin
Lifestyle for Breakout Prone Skin
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.
CAUSES OF BREAKOUT PRONE SKIN
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 SKIN INFLAMMATION?
- Microbiome imbalance
TREATING BREAKOUT PRONE SKIN
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.
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.
Oily Skin Regimen
- Cleanse AM/PM: Probiotic Revitalizing Cleanser
- Balance: Probiotic Brightening & Refining Layering Solution OR Probiotic Instant Resurfacing Pads
- Treat AM: Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum
- Treat PM ONLY: Advanced Retinol Renewal Treatment OR Ultimate Youth Restoring Serum
- Hydrate AM/PM: for oily skin: Probiotic Clarifying Lotion
- Hydrate AM/PM: for oily to normal skin: Gentle Probiotic Calming Lotion
- Protect AM ONLY: Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
- Eye Area AM/PM: Soothing + Revitalizing Eye Cream (AM/PM); Illuminating Eye Cream (AM/PM)
Tips for Breakout Prone Skin
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 breakout triggers
- 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 Breakout Prone Skin
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.