The most important thing about pimples is knowing when to let them go.”
Dealing with acne is one of the most hated tasks. But there is no easy way to do it. Sure, home remedies or over-the-counter creams may help out a little with pimples, but to get rid of stubborn and toxic acne, it is necessary to step into your local parlour for effective riddance. At Anita’s Aromatics, we understand the plethora of issues one may face from acne-prone skin. Hence we are here with detailed information on facials for acne-prone skin to keep your acne woes at bay! So read ahead to know more about acne, the best treatments, precautions and some commonly asked questions.
Acne vs Pimples
People often confuse acne and pimples, but there is a difference between the two. Acne is a disease, and pimples are one of the symptoms of acne, like various others, including blackheads, whiteheads, scarring, redness, crusting of skin bumps, etc.
Acne can be described as a non-contagious, inflammatory skin condition caused due to blocked hair follicles with oil and dead skin cells. This blockage causes a plug and blocks the skin’s pores which in turn causes infection and damages the skin.
Usually, acne is considered to be of two types. Firstly, inflammatory acne, and secondly, non-inflammatory acne like pustules, cysts, nodules, etc. One needs to be very careful when dealing with acne as it is not only painful but also deteriorates the skin’s condition and appearance. But don’t worry, we got you covered, and we genuinely believe some tips and tricks, and local salons are your saviours!
Coming to salons and spas, facials and clean up are the most popular and needed procedures, and this blog focuses on these two procedures pertaining to acne-prone skin.
Face cleanup for acne-prone skin
Face cleanup for acne-prone skin is a tricky terrain as it requires careful use of ingredients to ensure it doesn’t further damage the skin. Using an AHA toner is considered helpful for acne-prone skin. Also, anything containing clay and sulphur is suitable for acne-prone skin as it helps in effectively eliminating dead skin cells, dirt, and excess sebum.
Natural facial for acne-prone skin
Natural facial for acne-prone skin is yet another effective option to deal with acne. Turmeric is a super ingredient containing curcuminoid with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidants that reduce acne.
Tea tree is yet another effective ingredient that owing to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, helps to balance bacteria.
Manuka honey is also effective as it speeds up the skin healing process. Aloe vera is an excellent natural remedy as its antibacterial property helps control acne.
The benefits of facials for acne-prone skin include reducing pores, minimising acne, and cleansing the skin by removing impurities, dirt, oil, etc. It also helps unclogs pores, reduces irritation, and kills acne-causing bacteria. At the same time, it helps improve skin hydration and reduce oil production and inflammation.
Best types of facials for pimples
Coming to the best types of facials for pimples, one needs to be careful about the type one chooses. Here are the top five types of facials for acne-prone skin:
The basic classical facial help remove blackheads, whiteheads, and dead skin cells, alongside providing nourishment. The steps of steaming, massaging, exfoliating, masking, moisturising, and toning help keep the skin squeaky clean, inhibiting and controlling acne.
This type of facial aims to open clogged pores and help remove black and white heads, deal with lighter forms of acne, help unclog pores and treat minor breakouts.
It is suitable for sensitive skin. It emits lights to target skin concerns. It helps in inducing collagen production and improving skin tone. It is anti-inflammatory and thus helps in controlling acne-causing bacteria.
It uses a high-tech device to gently exfoliate and eradicate the outer layer of the skin in a few sessions. It is effective in treating lighter forms of acne.
It is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that combines microdermabrasion along with hydrating serum, which helps in deep cleansing, exfoliation and hydration, which is quite effective against hydration.
De Tanning Facial
These facials mostly concentrate on removing the top layer of skin cells, which are damaged due to sun radiation. This facial, though not directly related to acne treatment, still helps in overall skin care, which in turn helps with acne. We highly recommend to you try our No More Tan Kit and unveil a tan-free face.
Apart from the above-mentioned facials, there are various facial kits for acne-prone skin in India which are effective against acne. Anita’s Aromatics provides a wide range of aromatic facial kits infused with natural ingredients and essential oils which yield effective results. In addition, our tea tree facial kit is effective in deep cleaning the skin and thereby keeping acne at bay. Check it out now!
Now its time for some commonly asked questions about acne:
Ideally, every 3-4 weeks or once a month.
There are three types of acne - mild, moderate and severe. Usually, for mild acne facial is recommended. However, visiting a dermatologist and using prescribed products is preferable for moderate and severe acne.
Keeping your face squeaky clean, washing it at least twice a day and ensuring to clean any makeup or impurities to avoid clogging of pores is the best way.
For women, getting a facial done two weeks before or after your period, i.e. during ovulation, is the best time.
Facials are a skin saviour, but if not done with proper care and precaution may lead to scarring, dryness, irritation, breakouts and allergies.
Usually, cystic acne leads to pus-filled pimples. Therefore, doing a facial might harm the skin. Often isotretinoin is preferable.
Various treatments are available today for acne.
- Salicylic acid - reduces swelling and unclogs pores
- Glycolic acid- exfoliates the skin gently
- Benzoyl Peroxide- antibacterial ingredient
- Adapalene- is considered a strong acne medication
- Dapsone Gel- antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory
- Isotretinoin- is considered excellent for skin inflammation and scarring.
- Cortisone- helps fix cystic acne bumps and breakouts.
We hope we were able to answer your questions regarding acne, and this blog will help you to take a more informed decision about acne treatments. Feel free to write to us to know about effective ways to deal with acne.