The truth is, Acne cannot be “cured”. It is a hereditary condition of the pore. But, your skin can be cleared by using the right products and learning how to care for your acne-prone skin. It is like having a disease that can be put into remission if your skin is cared for properly. Here are ways we know help you to be successful at getting clear skin:
- You need the right kind of products for your type of acne. There are two types of acne: inflamed (pustules, nodules, cysts) and non-inflamed (comedones, blackheads, and whiteheads). The types of products and specific ingredients that work for inflamed acne do not necessarily work for non-inflamed acne. Just like a carpenter needs the right tools to build a house, your skin needs the right ingredients to get clear.
- The products must be strong enough but not too strong. If your products are too strong, your skin will breakout,get dry, red and flakey. But, if the products are not strong enough then you will just be maintaining your acne and it will not clear!
- Your products must be used in a specific way to clear your skin. There is a “formula” on how to you use your cleanser, toner, serums, and moisturizers to get your skin clear. For example, did you know that mixing moisturizer with Vitamin A and Benzyl Peroxide products prevents them from working and negates the purpose of those products?
- Last but not least, you must account for skin adaptation. What does skin adaptation mean? It means that within 2-3 weeks, any product that you use, your skin will adapt to and it will stop working as effectively as it did when you first started the product. Very simply put, you cannot allow your skin to get used to your products- you must change how you use your products or the concentration of the products every couple of weeks to keep your skin heading in the direction of getting clear.
If you use the same products in the same way for several months you will find that your skin clears somewhat at first then just goes back to the way it was. And that is probably why you are still looking for an acne cure.
This is why what we do works and is different!
As your personal Acne Specialist, I will guide you through your regimen and make adjustments to your home care regimen every 2-3 weeks. These customized adjustments are what make our program unique and successful.