Acne

There's absolutely nothing worse than having to relive that dreaded breakout by seeing it in your yearbook photo. Acne is typically caused by your skin producing excess oil that, as well as bacteria, gets trapped inside of your pores. This usually happens by the quick arrival of new hormones. Once your pores become clogged, this can result in open comedones (blackheads) or closed comedones (whiteheads) which can both become inflamed or irritated and turn red. skinfo® is your one-stop-shop to get your skin clear before the school year. Follow these steps to stop acne dead in its tracks and to prevent future breakouts!
Cleanse
skinfo® Essential Cleanser ($21) [key ingredients: 2% glycolic acid, 2% salicylic acid] *cleanse AM & PM to remove dead skin cells and bacteria before they can clog your pores.
Treatment
For whiteheads and red bumps: skinfo® Clear Skin 10% ($16) [key ingredients: 10% benzoyl peroxide] *spot treat AM or PM to help kill bacteria within the blemish before it can spread. For blackheads: epionce® Lytic TX ($54) [key ingredients: 1.95% salicylic acid, azelaic acid, willow bark extract] *use PM to help clear out dead skin cells and bacteria that are trapped deep down in pores.
Moisturize
skinfo® Vita Lite Moisturizer ($29) [key ingredients: vitamins A, C, E, green tea extract] *use AM &/or PM (AM- under sunscreen if skins feeling dry) to help keep skin moisturized without breaking you out.
Protect
EltaMD® UV Clear SPF 46 ($30) [key ingredients: zinc oxide 9%, niacinamide] Use in the morning to protect skin from UV rays while also calming down any redness & inflammation from blemishes.
Tips
Note- Products may vary depending on your skin's sensitivity level. Be sure to ask your provider at Advanced Dermatology or a skinfo® Skincare Specialist to customize a regimen to your specific skin type.

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