Is Exfoliation The Solution For Those With Acne-Prone Skin?
For anyone suffering from acne, they know just how stressful the condition can be. It affects your physical appearance and impacts your self-esteem in how you look like. Adhering to a proper skincare routine is crucial to take care of the skin, nourish it and maintain a healthy complexion. This includes a step in any regime – exfoliation.
Exfoliation helps to clear build-up of dead skin cells that contribute to pores becoming blocked, thus forming blemishes. Dirt and excess sebum are also removed to prevent you from getting acne breakouts. It also refines your skin texture and brightens your skin complexion, and allows the following skincare products such as moisturizer to penetrate more deeply for effectiveness.
How should you exfoliate?
For acne-prone skin, the skin can also be highly sensitive, and exfoliation should be approached with the right manner to avoid causing more harm than good.
Chemical exfoliant are preferred for exfoliation over acne lesions as physical exfoliation using brushes, scrub or small grains can be too harsh, leading to more inflammation and worsening acne scarring. This can inadvertently undo your efforts in acne scar removal treatments, resulting in irritated skin and more breakouts. Physical exfoliators can also be gritty, which creates micro-tears in the skin. These act as an easy entryway for bacteria to enter and contributes to the infection of pimples.
On the other hand, chemical exfoliants encourage cellular turnover through the use of active ingredients such as glycolic acid, AHA and BHA, thereby removing dead skin cells and clearing out the pores for a more youthful glow.
How often should you exfoliate?
The frequency of exfoliating should not be overdone. Using an exfoliator daily would be excessive and overkill on your skin, causing dehydration and more problems to occur. Thus, do it more sparingly between once to thrice a week depending on your skin condition.
Boost the skin exfoliation step
Take a step further in your exfoliation routine with aesthetic treatments that can boost the condition of your skin. The 3D Deep Pore Cleansing treatment helps to clean out existing blocked pores, blackheads and other blemishes in the skin, without subjecting the skin to the trauma of painful squeezing. Aside from cleansing the pores using painless micro-jets technology, nutrients are also infused into the skin’s dermis layer that helps regenerate skin collagen for a more youthful complexion.
When it comes to taking care of acne-prone skin, one of the main objectives is also to prevent new breakouts. Going for cystic acne treatments can improve your circumstances in clearing out your pores effectively and reducing the chances of producing new blockages and pimples. At the same time, you can maximize your recovery from acne.
We will recommend a personalized program specially for your acne condition and address it effectively. Aside from getting new breakouts under control, we work to get rid of acne scars through a series of treatments, including laser treatments. One such laser treatment we use is the Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF) which combines microneedling and radiofrequency to significantly improve deep scars, including other issues like wrinkles and saggy skin. With only minimal downtime, Infini delivers heat energy to the dermis layer to promote natural skin healing, stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production for healthier skin with reduced acne scars.