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Facial 101 For Acne Prone Clients

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Acne is a skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. It's caused by a variety of factors, and can lead to pimples and blackheads. Acne occurs when oil glands in your skin produce too much sebum, an oily substance that lubricates hair follicles. OR the dead skin cells are shedding fast causing a clogged follicle. Once their follicle gets clogged, no oxygen is able to penetrate the follicle and bacteria is then able to feed on this excess sebum, causing inflammation and irritation in nearby tissue (the pore). If left untreated, this can lead to acne lesions such as papules (small red bumps), pustules (whiteheads), nodules (large inflamed lumps) or cysts (deep painful lumps). There are many factors that may contribute to acne development including genetics, hormones and diet - but there are also some simple steps you can take at home to help manage breakouts effectively without resorting to harsh medications.

Types of Facials

There are a variety of facial treatments available for your skin. Each type of facial has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to know what each one does before you decide which one is right for you. Our most popular is:

  • Hydrafacial: This treatment cleanses, exfoliates and infuses the skin, gently extracting pores, bacteria and dead skin and is non-invasive. This treatment leaves the skin feeling rejuvenated while flushing into the skin healthy antioxidants - a great solution for clients experiencing congestion.

What to Expect

You may be wondering what to expect during a facial. The first thing you should know is that your aesthetician will ask you if there are any areas of concern or skin concerns that you want them to focus on during the treatment. They'll also want to know if there are any products or ingredients that you're allergic to, so they can avoid using them during your appointment.

Choosing the Right Facial

When it comes to choosing a facial, there are a few things you should look for:

  • Your skin type. If you have oily or combination skin, there are treatments that are better for exfoliation or adding hydration, depending on what your skin needs.

  • The expertise of the aesthetician performing the treatment. Ask about their training and experience with different types of facials-they should be able to tell you what they can do to treat specific issues such as acne, sun damage or fine lines (and whether they have any products with which they've had success).

  • Side Effects. Whether there are any side effects associated with getting this particular type of facial (some treatments may cause redness or irritation).

Benefits of Facials for Acne

While there are many different types of facials, the primary benefit is to help reduce acne. Acne can be caused by a number of factors including a poor diet, stress and genetics. A facial helps cleanse your skin and remove dead skin cells that clog pores. The best way to determine if you should have a facial is by talking with your aesthetician who can recommend the right treatment for your needs based on their knowledge of what products work best for specific types of acne-prone skin.

Simple at home SkinCare Routine

  • Step 1: Cleanse your face with a gentle clarifying cleanser.

  • Step 2: Apply a toner to remove any remaining dirt, oil, or cleanser

  • Step 3: Moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer or serum (if you have oily skin) to lock in moisture


You now know the benefits of facials for acne, as well as how to get the most out of them. Facials are a great way to treat your skin and help you achieve clear, healthy skin. If you have any questions about this article or would like more information on facial treatments in general, feel free to contact us!



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