Acne Treatment Specialist in Yorba Linda CA
Acne symptoms include persistent, periodic red spots or swelling on the skin, commonly referred to as pimples. The swelling can become inflammatory and fill with pus. They usually appear on the face, chest, shoulders, neck, or upper back. Dr. Shadi, MD, and her team at Dr. Shadi Concierge Medspa can help you prevent acne. We are conveniently located at 20469 Yorba Linda Blvd CA 92886, Located in: East Village Shopping Center inside Sola Salon Studios, Suite #7. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online.
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Acne is the most common skin condition in the world, affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of people, and almost everyone at some point in their life. There are thousands of creams, medications and treatments available to treat acne, and in this overabundance of options, it can be quite confusing to know which one is the best.
If your skin is prone to problematic pimples, we can help. Blemishes or a nasty breakout can negatively affect both your complexion and confidence and are never fun to deal with in any shape or form.
If you feel like you’ve tried everything, don’t give up hope. While there’s no secret recipe to clear skin, with the right acne treatment and a commitment to healthy skincare practices (including some nifty home remedies), you can take back control of your skin and ultimately, improve your complexion.
• Topical Treatment – This refers to acne medications that are applied directly onto the skin, like gels, creams, ointments, and serums
• Oral Medications – Systemic antibiotics and hormonal agents are types of oral acne medications that work internally to improve acne
• Self-Care – Self-care practices and lifestyle choices can also improve your complexion.
Take preventative measures to ensure the process goes along smoothly when trying to successfully heal a pimple overnight. For example, cleansing your face, moisturizing, and using the right spot treatment are things to keep in mind when trying to reduce the visibility of a blemish.
• Finding a great non-irritant, soap-free cleanser is going to be the most important step in healing a pimple overnight. Exfoliating with a washcloth when cleansing will clean pores and remove bacteria
• It’s important to keep the skin moisturized, so you’ll want to apply a light oil-free moisturizer so pores do not become clogged
• When it comes to spot treatments it’s best to find one that is non-abrasive and hydrating to the area but can work fast and clear up redness and irritation. Look for ingredients such as soothing green tea and dipotassium glycyrrhizate.
You may not be surprised to see dairy at the top of the list, as it is a commonly known acne culprit, and for well-backed reasons.
Research shows that dairy products such as milk may indeed trigger acne for some people. This is because milk increases the insulin-like growth factor-1, otherwise called IGF-1, which in turn ultimately leads to the production of sebum. Sebum is the oil made by the glands under the skin which combines with dead skin cells to feed and exacerbate acne-causing bacteria.
Dermatologists also encourage their acne patients to keep high-glycemic foods to a minimum. High-glycemic foods are foods that lead to a drastic spike in blood sugar, causing you to “crash” after that initial sugar high.
It won’t come as a surprise that high-fat snacks are on the naughty list, especially those containing saturated and trans fats. Among foods causing acne are Omega-6 fatty acids as they cause inflammation in the body like saturated and trans fats do. Avoid food such as processed meats, oily snack foods, cheese, and fast food. Stick to healthy fats found in foods such as avocados, olive oil, nuts, fish, and seeds.
Typically, acne is most commonly linked to the changes in hormone levels which is why it becomes most prominent during puberty. Acne can still appear at many points in our lives and has been known to pop up when we are under a lot of stress, have a poor diet, and can also be a symptom of pregnancy.
When hormones cause the grease-producing glands to overproduce it is usually harmless, but as it becomes more aggressive it can cause inflammation and pus.
Pores can also become blocked by hormones thickening the inner lining of the hair follicle. Cleaning the skin does not help to remove this blockage.
If you or someone you know is affected by acne, come to Dr. Shadi Concierge Medspa, where our kind and professional aesthetician has the knowledge and skillset to help you find relief and even your complexion! To get in touch with a specialist, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 20469 Yorba Linda Blvd CA 92886, Located in: East Village Shopping Center inside Sola Salon Studios, Suite #7. We serve clients from Yorba Linda CA, Anaheim Hills CA, Placentia CA, Olive CA, Orange CA, Fullerton CA, Brea CA, and surrounding areas.