Almost as if the summer passed by with the blink of an eye, back to school time has returned in full swing! The perfect time for new wardrobes and clean attendance slates, it is also the time for pimples and acne to develop, just as stress levels and workloads will.
A pimple starts when the pores in the skin become clogged with a type of oil called sebum, which normally lubricates the skin and hair. Acne is common during puberty when hormones go into overdrive, causing the skin to overproduce sebum.
If you are suffering from acne, you’re not alone! Eighty percent of people experience at least one bout of this highly visible condition between the ages of 12 and 24. Of course, it isn’t only limited to the teens. Acne is not uncommon in later years, due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, use or discontinuation of birth control pills, and menopause.
The good news is that normal acne is very treatable with the right skin-care regimen, and that is where we come in. Dr. Michelle Copeland, renowned New York plastic surgeon, recommends these products for the treatment of acne.
Start with a basic regimen of cleansing and toning twice daily, followed by Advanced Acne Solution - once or twice a day. The first step to healthy skin begins here. For flare ups and acne spots, treat affected areas with:
Advanced Acne Solution - Remove excess oils and help control breakouts! – Perfect for teens and adults
- Contains powerful azelaic acid, salicyclic acid and BSF (balanced sebum formula) for resistant acne
Blemish Corrector & Intensive Acne Spot Treatment - Formulated to dry and clear acne & blemishes reduce the appearance of discoloration in both teens and adults.
- Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract and Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract to promote clear, glowing skin,
- Morus Alba Root Extract (Mulberry) and Licorice Root to help brighten and even skin tone and
- PVP to help form a film to help seal the area, creating a smooth, even finish
Honey Almond Scrub - A weekly skin exfoliator with soothing honey promotes cell rejuvenation - leaves the skin feeling healthy and purified.
Clay Mask - Gently cleans pores and improves skin radiance with powerful antioxidants including lipoic acid, vitamin C and zinc for cell renewal without irritation.
Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Formula - A powerful brightening formula with kogic acid, thyme and arbutin helps reduce the appearance of brown spots, sun spots, scars, under eye circles, and other discolorations without the use of irritating hydroquinone.