Here's What NOT To Do If You Have Acne-Prone Skin
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Acne-Prone Skin

Is your skin no stranger to breaking out?

Some of us may have been struggling with acne for years, whereas some of us get greeted by a troubling zit from time to time. Whatever the case may be for your complexion, our beauty experts want to let you in on the top 3 things you should avoid doing about your acne to get back on the right track to clear skin:

  1. No popping!
    Believe us when we say that squeezing that zit can only make problems worse. We know how tempting it can be, but popping can cause the area to become irritated and red, or even infected... which can also discolour the surrounding skin. Not to mention, you're also increasing your risk for scarring... which is one of the more permanent repercussions of pimple popping. If you do have some acne scarring from acne of days past, our Micro Peel treatment is very effective for reducing the appearance of this. Alternatively, coming very soon to our clinic is the Venus Viva acne scar treatment which we're very excited about!! This is another effective treatment that uses non-fractional radio frequency to reduce acne scarring and resolve many other skin texture issues.
  2. Don't play roulette with acne treatments.
    Trying out a random acne treatment in desperation to clear your complexion isn't such a great idea. But why? Well, a lot of the time, a product will do the complete opposite of helping to eliminate your acne... and may just irritate your skin instead, or cause more breakouts! Not every ingredient in a product is always going to jibe with a person's skin. One treatment may work for one, yet be disparaging for the other. Speak to a dermatologist about your unique skin type so that you can find a treatment that you know will work well for you and your acne-prone skin, long-term. For example, some products work better for oily skin types... such as our wonderful Hydrafacial in Mississauga. This special treatment works to reduce acne and skin hyper pigmentation... giving skin that beautiful radiant and youthful glow.
  3. Don't scrub.
    Leave the scrubbing to the dishes... not your acne! Scrubbing skin with acne is a surefire way to cause more irritation and damage. Instead, use your fingertips to gently massage your skin with warm water and a mild cleanser. It's important to be gentle on your acne to avoid making matters worse.

We hope you've been able to provide you with some helpful tips for your acne-prone skin. It can be tempting to reach for a promising product or resort to popping to defeat your acne, but in the long run, these seemingly quick fixes can oftentimes be...well... “dermatologically detrimental”!

If you need any help with eliminating your acne and achieving a clear and beautiful complexion, you can surely depend on our skin care clinic in Mississauga! Call or e-mail us today... we'd love to hear from you!