Cleaning the epidermis is one of the most important steps, said Kirk Briefly, head of skin care training at Johnson & Johnson. I therefore recommend washing the epidermis twice a day, morning and evening, with an oil-free product or specially created for skin prone to acne. Then, once or twice a week only you must avoid stimulating the production of sebum at all costs, you can use an exfoliating scrub to cleanse the pores in depth and reduce their size. Finally, do not forget to moisturize your skin with an oil-free treatment to nourish the epidermis in addition to fighting the signs of aging wrinkles, sagging, brown spots, dull complexion, etc.
What are the ingredients to look for?
Sulfide, salicylic acid, alpha and lipo-hydroxy acids and benzoyl peroxide decongest pores, remove debris and dead cells, prevent bacteria from growing on the skin, reduce appearance of imperfections and even out the complexion without irritating or drying very sensitive and acne prone skin, says Dr. Alia Ahmed. For his part, Kirk Briefly suggests using products based on soothing ingredients such as green tea, cucumber and chamomile in order to calm virulent skin inflammations. And to combat pimples and the signs of aging, we follow the advice of Charmaine Cooper, director of education for Dermalogica: “You just have to opt for treatments enriched with vitamin A, carbon or white tea,
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Specially designed to act on the imperfections associated with oily and acne-prone skin, this treatment helps to dislodge impurities and reduces the oily, irritated and inflamed aspect of problem skin. For best results, Aveda skin care specialists recommend a series of three treatments. “Infusion of oxygen serum is a gentle treatment that detoxifies and hydrates the skin, in addition to soothing the inflamed epidermis by the effects of acne,” said Marilyn Gage, president and founder of Derma pure clinics. The oxygen that is sprayed onto the surface of the skin using a sprayer improves healing of the lesions and thereby reduces the risk of scarring.
Thanks to its active ingredients such as retinol and atelic acids and Konica, which are infused deep into the epidermis using the oxygenation process, this treatment helps to stop Propionic bacterium acnes, the bacteria responsible for proliferation acne, says Catherine Gobies, specialist in medical-aesthetic care at the Pause clinic. Thus, the treatment allows a tightening of the pores, an improvement in the texture of the skin, a lightening of the complexion and a reduction in the appearance of small superficial acne and skin care.
This 45-minute treatment is specially designed to resolve the main skin problems such as acne, dehydration, hypersensitivity and aging. After the application of different active concentrates, processes such as micro current, galvanic and ultrasound are used to promote the penetration of the active ingredients. Result? The epidermis is much smoother, uniform, flexible and luminous.