For many women, men, and teens, acne is a struggle.
Studies suggest that acne significantly raises the risk of anxiety and depression, especially in teenagers and young adults. This may occur because acne is common and challenging to treat, and it can leave sufferers with permanent spots and scars.
According to estimates, over 50 million Americans suffer from acne, and 20% of sufferers will end up with scarring due to the breakouts.
Our experts at Colorado Skin Care understand how difficult it can be to find the right regimen for blemishes. They want to share a few ways to achieve a glowing complexion even if you suffer from hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Conditions and medications that may cause acne
There are several conditions associated with acne, including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and insulin resistance.
Medications that impact lead to hormonal changes can also increase your risk of developing acne. In adults, stress, diet, and skincare products that clog up pores can also cause acne.
However, in some cases, breakouts are a normal response to elevated levels of testosterone during puberty. When hormones become balanced, these types of breakouts usually go away on their own.
Practicing good skincare habits
A good skincare routine doesn’t always mean buying expensive products. You can improve the quality of your skin by following a few easy steps:
- Use cleansers that don’t leave your skin dry and tight
- Remove your makeup
- Keep your pillowcase clean
Avoid using drying solutions, acidic solutions, and undiluted essential oils on your skin. Tea tree oil is known to kill the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. However, in its undiluted form, tea tree oil can also dry up your skin.
You should always apply an oil-free moisturizer after using gentle cleansers and serums, even if you have oily skin. When purchasing skin care products, look for the term “non-comedogenic,” as these products won’t block your pores.
How to treat active acne, hyperpigmentation, and scars
Your skin is a reflection of your internal health. At Colorado Skin Care, we can help you determine the cause of your acne and come up with a customized plan based on your skin’s needs.
Aside from controlling active acne, our staff can use chemical peels and laser therapy to help you eliminate hyperpigmentation and scarring caused by breakouts.
If you’re sick of following advice from beauty magazines and want to talk to a professional about your skin concerns, contact us to schedule an appointment. We can help you achieve the blemish-free skin you desire.