Acne is one of the most common problems related to skin care. It usually affects the upper body including the face, neck, chest and shoulders.
What is Acne?
Acne is caused by the abnormal function of oil glands of the skin. They start producing excessive oil or sebum leading to the clogging of the pores. The clogged pores are prone to develop bacteria which then turn into inflamed spots, sometimes red spots, called pimples (if much larger than normal, also known as zits) or acne.
How Does Exfoliation Work?
The outermost surface of our skin can develop a layer of dead cells. Exfoliation is the process used to remove these dean skin cells. This process is commonly used during facials, microdermabrasion or chemical peels at a medical spa.
Types of Exfoliation
Chemical exfoliations is when chemicals are used to remove dead skin cells. Chemical peels are common techniques for an exfoliation, which might require the use of a certain strength of glycolic acid to do the job.
Physical exfoliation is anything that requires a manual process of removing dead skin cells. It can be done at home with a special brush or professionally with the help of a microdermabrasion system.
Exfoliation to Reduce Acne
Exfoliation is an effective way to reduce acne but you need the right knowledge before you start treating your skin.
For example, there are scrubs available to help you exfoliate at home. However, you do need the proper tools, techniques, and understanding of your skin type in order for it to work effectively.
At-home exfoliations are very common as we all need a little maintenance to achieve beautiful skin results. When in doubt, it’s best to get the advice of a skin care expert.
What is a Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is skin care treatment performed in a spa or an environment where a skincare expert, such as a Dermatologist or an Esthetician is present. It involves the use of an instrument with the ability to create a suction of the dead skin cells using crystal particles and one that’s known to be much safer, a diamondtome wand.
The instrument is used to remove the outermost layer of the skin, which helps to resurface newer, healthier skin cells. For this reason, microdermabrasion is useful in reducing many skin problems and concerns, including blackheads, scarring, sun damage, age spots, acne, and more.
There is no doubt that people try to avoid cosmetic procedures due to the aggressive behavior of many procedures. Moreover, some of these procedures can also have negative results. Microdermabrasion is a well known, less aggressive skin treatment, which still requires a thorough discussion with an expert.
Skin is your largest organ and one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Be sure to treat it with the utmost care as it represents you in many ways.