Back to School: Acne 101 - Clearogen 3 Step Acne Treatment
Why Acne Medication Fails Millions of people every day suffer from acne problems, but current treatments for adult acne only address the symptoms rather than the root cause. Lack of long-term acne solutions that work can leave many sufferers feeling overwhelmed and defeated. The current slew of acne facial treatment products available over the counter, on TV, and by prescription are essentially all the same. These acne treatment products use FDA-approved medications to open the pores, kill bacteria, and reduce inflammation. Though they may be an effective way to treat pimples and get rid of acne fast, they do not provide long-term results because they don’t address the root cause, which is to prevent acne breakouts altogether.
DERMATOLOGIST-FORMULATED TO STOP ACNE AT THE SOURCE
Clearogen is a highly effective treatment designed to clear up acne and eliminate symptoms before they even start. Like other acne face wash products and control creams, Clearogen uses FDA-approved medications to clear up acne, but it also incorporates natural anti-DHT ingredients to reduce the skin’s oil production to normal levels and break the cycle of acne. Created by Dr. Alex Khadavi, renowned Board-Certified dermatologist, Clearogen’s 3 step acne treatment, an anti-DHT acne-fighting system, is scientifically proven to help you achieve healthier, more vibrant, acne-free skin.
The Real Cause of Acne DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is a byproduct of testosterone, made within the skin of both men and women. DHT stimulates the oil glands to produce excessive oil, which leads to clogged pores and oily skin. This creates the perfect environment for bacteria to settle in and form the skin inflammation that we know as an acne breakout.
Most acne solution products on the market today don’t address DHT, allowing excessive oil production to continue, leading to reoccurring acne problems. Clearogen is the only topical acne solution that reduces DHT and breaks this cycle. Get rid of acne fast by treating the existing skin condition and preventing future breakouts.
When it comes to addressing acne, many will go to great lengths to treat their condition, but did you know that certain ingredients commonly found in many topical acne treatment can age your skin quicker?
We all know that what we put into our bodies can have a big effect on our health, and the things we choose to treat our body’s largest organ, the skin, can also yield differing results. Many acne-fighting topical treatments are intended to zap any of that excess oil created by the sebaceous glands. This oil is called sebum, and plays a necessary part in maintaining healthy skin by protecting and hydrating the complexion, keeping skin looking youthful and supple. While keeping our oil levels in check in important, it’s equally imperative we not over-dry, as that can not only lead to more breakouts, but advanced signs of aging as well.
Whether you’re a teen treating their acne for the first time or an adult working to keep their skin condition under control, it’s important to understand what ingredients to look out for to ensure the healthiest, happiest clear skin possible!
Common Ingredients To Look Out For ...
Alcohol. This is a tough one to avoid in a lot of acne cleansers but an important one to be aware of, as it can dry your skin to look ahead of its time. When researching your topical skin care treatment, keep a special eye out for ethanol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl, and ethyl alcohol, and do your best to steer clear - your skin will thank you for it!
Mineral oil. A common ingredient found in many topical acne washes and creams, mineral oil is derived from petroleum, and can lead to clogged pores, which may result in acne. This alone can lead to inflammation, irritation and/or redness, which can result in fine lines.
Sulfates. Another ingredient commonly found in hygienic and cosmetic products is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or SLS. During the manufacturing process, SLS is contaminated with a carcinogenic byproduct, and can irritate the skin and eyes. Toxic to body organs, sulfates can be linked to cell mutations and cancer, as well as increased dryness, which can result in fine lines and wrinkles over time. Many shampoos and conditioners contain sulfates, which tend to over-dry the scalp, leading to flakes, and may trigger an overproduction of oil.
Gentle Skincare Tips To Keep Your Complexion Healthy and Clear
Tone with a gentle astringent. If you aspire for a healthy and clear complexion, use a powerful natural astringent like chamomile, which can control bacteria, help to prevent razor bumps and even speed up the healing of pimples. Chamomile has naturally soothing and antibacterial properties, and when applied topically, it can help reduce inflammation associated with acne.
Moisturize. If you have an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer that works to hydrate your acne-prone skin, we recommend sticking to it in addition to your skincare regimen. To add a little acne-friendly pampering that can also improve the condition of aging skin, try whipping up a gentle mask made of antibacterial honey and lactic acid-rich organic yogurt for a weekly treat!
Resist the urge to over-wash. Over-washing can lead to over-drying, and this dehydrating effect can result in enlarged pores and flaky skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Finding a gentle formula that works for your skin is a crucial part of treating acne, and limiting your washes to twice daily will ensure that too much sebum isn’t being stripped from the skin’s surface (which can actually trigger even more sebum to become produced, potentially resulting in more acne!). Keep water lukewarm, and always gently pat skin dry with a clean towel after cleansing.
We recommend Clearogen 3 Step Acne Treatments to our clients at DermaEnvy Skincare, An affordable option for Back to School - It retails for only $50 for a 30 Day Kit, which is comparable or better then other medical grade acne treatment kits on the market . Clearogen is available at all DermaEnvy Skincare clinics, including Moncton / Dieppe and Saint John New Brunswick, Halifax and Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Mount Pearl / St John's, Newfoundland - Visit www.dermaenvy.com to locate the nearest clinic to you!