The best skin care products for acne-prone skin!
Salicylic acid, Azelaic acid and Canadian Willow Herb can help prevent clogged pores and reduce excess oiliness from the skin. Here’s what else you can do to clear up breakouts. Acne is becoming increasingly more common in adults, with up to 15 percent of women affected - and dry or oily skin can also have similar effects on your skin.
So what causes acne, exactly?
When skin pores get clogged, usually by dead skin cells, oil cannot discharge and accumulates in the pore and under the skin, creating a whitehead or blackhead. This is a perfect environment for the bacteria - Propionibacterium acnes, which then flourishes and causes inflammation - creating pimples.
Best ingredients for acne-prone skin
Controlling acne can be difficult, depending on the severity of your condition, but it’s not impossible. Juliette Armand swear by a few ingredients, including Salicylic acid, Azelaic acid and Canadian Willow Herb. While they vary in their chemical compounds, each ingredient can help you achieve your acne-free skin care goals.
Salicylic acid exfoliates the stratum corneum (outer layer of skin) and penetrates into pores to remove sebum. This helps to prevent pores from being clogged and can help remove clogs that have already formed.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid, meaning it's a chemical exfoliator. Salicylic acid is gentle enough for sensitive skin types to use. It dissolves the bonds that hold dull, dead skin cells on the surface of the skin so the skin will gently shed, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath.
Azelaic acid is such a great ingredient. Studies have proven that azelaic acid can make a big difference when it comes to preventing and reducing breakouts. It helps to visibly fade red marks and discolourations after breakouts and helps to achieve a smoother, more even complexion. Azelaic acid is suitable for all skin types and can help to reduce skin sensitivity. In short, azelaic acid is an ingredient you should want to know more about!
What is Azelaic Acid? Chemically, azelaic acid is a dicarboxylic acid. (Don't worry, this is a good kind of acid.) On the skin it has the same effect as a mild, leave-on exfoliant. It helps to unclog pores and refine the skin's surface. Azelaic acid is also a potent antioxidant and reduces the factors in the skin that cause sensitivity and bumps. Azelaic acid is obtained from grains such as barley, wheat and rye. When used in skincare products, it is typically lab-engineered for maximum stability and effectiveness.
Canadian Willow Herb
Canadian Willowherb is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and its antioxidant properties. The fact that it will stop the growth of acne causing bacteria. Products with the Willowherb extract produce a wonderful soothing feeling that will calm irritated or challenged skin conditions.
Treatments and products for Acne at Beauty Studio Thea:
Depending on your skin needs, your therapist will recommend the best possible treatment or a course of different treatments altogether with the right home care products in order to achieve desirable results
Best options to help acne and scarring include skin resurfacing. Chemical peel, Microdermabrasion, and deep pore extractions are the most commonly used techniques for improving the texture and appearance of the skin. Although these techniques use different methods, they have basically the same effect on the skin, they destroy and remove the upper layers of skin to allow for skin regrowth.
Get in touch to book a consultation and start your clear skin journey!
xx Team Thea