5 Quick Fixes to Help With Acne

For people who experience frequent pimple breakouts, here are 5 quick fixes to help with acne from the leading estheticians at Jessa Skin in Marin County, CA:

1.  Avoid Toxic Products

From drugstore skincare products to household cleaning products in your home, toxic ingredients cause havoc on the skin.  Be diligent about reading labels on every product you use especially if you are prone to breakouts.  When your body comes into contact with these toxic ingredients, it naturally wants to detox them out of your system…in the form of pimples on your body and face. Any product that contains fragrance, perfume, alcohol and parabens are sure to be avoided.

2. Make Healthy Food Choices

Your daily diet absolutely plays into acne breakouts.  While meat, soy, wheat, flaxseed and dairy can cause hormone overloads, so can eating food products from plastic containers or bottles. One of the worst culprits for causing acne is highly processed foods. Those foods aggravate your body and digestive system which can cause  mild to severe inflammation which leads to acne.  We strongly recommend that you take vitamins to make sure you are not deficient in anything and drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush toxins.

3. Wash Your Face Twice A Day

A facial cleanser with exfoliation can help kill the bacteria that is causing the acne and help your skin turn the dead cells over. You will need to moisturize with exfoliants and bacteria killing products.  One of our favorite cleansers for people with acne prone skin is our Lemongrass Pimple Clear Foamy Cleanser.  It has a balanced formula of aloe, coconut, olive, jojoba and is a magnet for dirt and oils.

4. Avoid Over Exposure to the Sun

It is a common belief that the sun dries up acne and helps clear up the skin. This is actually untrue because the sun puts radiation into the skin causing more cells to mutate, more redness and long healing times. The sun aggravates acne causing breakouts.  Make sure to choose a good zinc / titanium based sunscreen or apply a thick even layer of mineral makeup everyday to avoid the suns damaging rays.

5.  Change Your Pillow Case Daily

If you are especially prone to breakouts, change your pillow case daily. Throughout the night, sweat and oil builds up on your pillowcase which creates the perfect environment to clog up your skin. Tip: Flip your pillow over to get two nights out of one pillow case.  If you have acne stock up on pillow cases you will need three a week.

If you have regular breakouts that feel beyond your control, consult with an expert esthetician to create a plan especially designed for you.  At Jessa Skin, we have numerous skincare treatments and products to help you manage acne and achieve healthy, glowing, vibrant skin.

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