You’re not a teenager anymore, but your skin is breaking out as if you just celebrated your sweet sixteen. There could be a couple of reasons why you are dealing with acne in adulthood.
Dr. Tahsini from Skin Works Medical Spa, shares the top 3 acne myths you need to stop believing and how to protect your skin from harm and get rid of acne.
Myth No. 1 Eating patterns do not affect the spreading of acne
You may be surprised to find that your breakouts could be the result of your diet.
The right eating habits can make or break how good your skin looks, so if you want to rock a glowing, radiant complexion, read on. There is old research that claims there is no connection between diet and acne, but new studies have found that products with a high glycaemic index (GI) such as white bread, soda, chocolate, and milk can not only aggravate acne but sometimes trigger it too.
Eat products that will help you keep your skin clear:
Products with a low glycemic index, such as whole-wheat bread, cashew nuts, cauliflower, and cucumbers will help to reduce acne spreading. Zinc is contained in eggs, meat, mushrooms, and seafood and can help to restore the skin. Vitamin A facilitates the healing of acne. It is a reason to include carrots, cabbage, and spinach in your diet.
Myth No. 2 Decorative cosmetics cause acne
A common concern when shopping for cosmetics is if makeup can cause acne? Looking for products to suit each skin tone and type is hard enough. However, not all cosmetic products are bad for acne.
Dr. Tahsini suggests that products marked as non-comedogenic are produced specially for problematic skin types. These type of products don’t clog pores through the formation of blackheads.
Avoid cosmetics containing alcohol and oils. Alcohols dry the skin and cause skin irritation, which, in turn, causes acne to spread. Oils make the skin greasy and clog the pores.
Myth No. 3 Toothpaste helps to get rid of acne
Toothpaste contains baking soda, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, menthol, and triclosan which can help sanitize the skin and dry acne but can also cause irritations and rashes. In the long run, it can lead to more breakouts.
Acne spot treatment products are milder for your skin than toothpaste ever will be, advises Dr. Tahsini.
Dr. Tahsini shares an extra tip that will reduce acne scars and improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin.
Skin Works Medical Spa offers you first-class Vi Peel treatments.
The VI Peel is a chemical peel that will reduce the appearance of your acne and acne scars, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to these benefits, the VI Peel can stimulate your natural production of Collagen to create a rejuvenated, more youthful, and vibrant appearance.
Who is it for?
Ideal candidates for a VI Peel are fair to medium in skin color and are looking to heal acne and reverse the signs of early aging.
What does it feel like?
A VI Peel is relatively painless. If you are more sensitive, you may experience a mild tingling sensation. A cooling device may be used to minimize any discomfort.
How long does a VI Peel take?
The VI Peel treatment at Skin Works Medical Spa takes 20 to 45 minutes. Typically patients require little to no downtime after the peel and may expect some moderate peeling for a couple of days after the treatment.
During the peeling process, the skin may have unusual coloring with red, brown, or yellowish tones, but more commonly it looks like a slight sunburn that is flaking off.
What results can I expect from VI Peel?
Most patients usually notice an improvement after the first peel; however, for ideal results, Dr. Tahsini recommends 3 to 6 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart.
Is VI Peel right for you?
Book a free consultation at Skin Works Medical Spa in Torrance, and find out! When you ask for a Complimentary VIP Skin Analysis, you will be directed to our online calendar, where you can easily suggest a time for your appointment.
Your request is non-binding and we will always call you back to confirm.
On the day of your appointment, upon your arrival at Skin Works Medical Spa, our caring and highly-trained medical staff will thoroughly examine your skin with the state of the art VISIA® Complexion Analysis System. This allows the computer to take standardized facial photos of your skin’s pigmentation spots, wrinkles, texture, and pores. It also addresses vascularity of the skin, and porphyrins. Additionally, it allows you to visualize your skin in 3D and determine your Truskin age. What is that? It’s an easy to understand analysis of your skin’s problems. We bring science and technology to your help. So once for all, you know if you really need to spend all that money on different products.
Then, Dr. Tahsini will see you discuss your skin care concerns and goals. Based on your skin analysis results, Dr. Tahsini will provide you with your personalized options.
By the end of the session, we will inform you about all your possible options and the costs involved.