In honor of National Acne Awareness Month, we are sharing a lineup of the most exciting breakthrough products we have found to prevent and treat acne.
Have Acne? You’re One in (Fifty) Million.
Did you know that 50 million Americans suffer from acne annually? While it’s easy to label acne as hormone-driven in our teenage years, adult acne can be more challenging to predict, as triggers vary greatly from one patient to the next.
It is tempting to take on acne at home or with products or tools advertised on TV. But the do-it-yourself, trendy acne tool, or drugstore route can lead to awful scarring, worsened appearance of acne, and even infection.
A proper acne treatment plan along with the right products selected by one of our SkinSpirit expert practitioners will deliver the results you desire safely and effectively. In addition, SkinSpirit always take the latest science into account, while considering your skin’s unique biome, and as always – using only science-backed medical grade products and cutting-edge treatments.
Acne and the Digestive System – Intertwined?
You may be surprised to hear the term “probiotic” for a skincare product. After all, isn’t a probiotic a digestive health supplement? Well, breakthrough science has identified that the digestive system and skin are interrelated. Learn additional theories on how the acne may reveal underlying health concerns: Reanne Kelly, Instagram’s most Informative SkinCare Expert, wants you to Map your Breakouts
Our Favorite Acne Fighting Products
When acne meets aging, skin damage is magnified. Complicating the battle for to maintain a youthful appearance, many patients are faced with the dual challenge to fend off acne. As always, we recommend you enjoy a free consultation at one of our eight locations for a fully customized anti acne skincare routine, but these products are the among most science-forward offerings available.
To avoid bad inflammation and leverage good inflammation, SkinSpirit recommends a skincare product formulated with topical probiotics: Glowbiotics MD Probiotic Acne Treatment Cleanser. This concentrated acne-fighting cleanser works immediately to help clarify congested skin and prevent the formation of new blemishes while providing cooling relief to irritation.
We love this blend of ingredients :
- 2% Salicylic Acid: helps unclog pores, gently exfoliate and combat irritation
- Smart Peptide 13 + Chelasyn: maintains healthy balance of skin microbiome ecology, detoxifies
- Eucalyptus + Menthol: helps soothe and revitalize problematic skin; cooling and refreshing
- Beta Glucan: supports probiotic activity and helps create a more youthful, rosy glow
Use the cleanser in morning and in the night, on a Clarisonic device or any cleansing tool you prefer to use at home.
The perfect high-potency serum, SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Defense, combines both acne and age fighting power. Apply the serum once or twice daily by applying 4-5 drops to a dry face.
- Reduces excess sebum production
- Improves the appearance of blotchiness, blemishes, and uneven skin tone
- Decongests clogged pores
- Diminishes visible signs of aging
- Ideal for acne-prone, oily, combination, and aging skin types
Serum / Cream
Jan Marini Age Intervention Duality delivers serious acne control with an anti-acne serum with a powerful anti-aging face cream. Duality has a unique dual chamber dispenses a combination of benzoyl peroxide, retinol, peptides and antioxidants. It’s an acne and anti-aging treatment all-in-one bottle. We love how this one product keeps it so simple!
We think these before and after photos speak for themselves:
The SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer is an oil-free moisturizer with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to hydrate oil-prone and sensitive skin types. It improves the overall appearance of skin while hydrating the face but without the heaviness of other skin moisturizers. Apply this smart moisturizer twice daily after cleansing, toning and applying treatment products. Just dab a small amount into the palm of your hand and gently massage on the face, neck and chest.
Here’s what’s in it:
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a stable lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), a free radical scavenger.
- Tocopheryl Acetate, a stabilized ester of vitamin E, an important antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.
- Tocopherol, the oil-soluble, natural form of vitamin E.
- Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid ) which is a derivative of hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the skin. It has the ability to retain up to 40 times its weight in water on the surface of the skin.
All of these amazing products would mean little for your skin health if you didn’t use adequate sun protection. Our favorite way to protect and even the skin tone at the same time is the Colorescience SunForgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush – SPF 50. This easy-to-apply, portable brush provides light coverage to smooth imperfections. Easily re-apply over makeup for touch-ups throughout the day. SunForgettable will provide you sun protection all day long including 80 minute water resistance.
Commit to Nurturing Your Skin Health
To get your own case-study worthy before and after results from any product, consistency is the key. As you take aim at your acne, remember to nurture your skin health in every aspect. After all, the skin is the largest organ of the body. By next June we hope that you’ll be celebrating Acne Awareness Month in a new way – with clear skin, and an excitement to share your new skincare secret (SkinSpirit) with everyone you meet.