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Acne Solutions For Dry Skin

Confused complexion? Do you have dry skin with acne and just can’t seem to find any acne solutions that actually work?  You may be wondering, how does dry skin even cause acne?  In the past, ridding skin of acne was always thought to be to strip the oil from the skin. But the unwanted side effect was the skin was also stripped of moisture. Today we know better. The truth is, drying out your skin will actually cause it to produce more oil, and to breakout. In today’s blog we’ll show you how to balance moisture to stop the acne-dry-skin cycle.  

Acne Solutions

 Moisturize Your Way To Acne Free Skin

Oily skin is a common skin type that is often acne prone.  But dry skin can be a cause of breakouts, too. Acne is triggered when your pores get clogged with oil, dead skin cells, cosmetic products, dirt and bacteria.   

Traditional acne products, both over-the-counter and prescription, can be drying if used too often or if you apply too much at once. Eventually dry irritated skin can cause acne breakouts because your skin will start to produce more oil to lubricate, moisturize, and protect itself.  

The key to stopping the acne-dry-skin cycle is to balance moisture without clogging your pores. Avoid products that contain mineral oil and petrochemicals that don’t penetrate your skin. Organic jojoba oil is one way to get your skin back to normal. Jojoba will not clog your pores, it will absorb fairly quickly, and it is an excellent, natural moisturizer. PCA Skin Gentle Exfoliant is a light and creamy cleansing scrub that will exfoliate and polish your skin. It’s exfoliating properties lift away dead skin cells using jojoba seed oil for weightless hydration you can use at home.

Acne Solutions: Chemical Peels

Sometimes no matter what products you put on your skin you will not see a change.  This is because your pores could be clogged, and the product, no matter how good it is, can not get into your pores to do the work it is formulated to do. In this case, we highly recommend an in-office Chemical Peel to bolster topical acne solutions. This treatment will jump start your new skin care regimen to balance moisture and stop the acne-dry-skin cycle.

“I received a chemical peel for my acneic, oily skin which had really started to look dull and not smooth from lingering PMS breakouts and hyperpigmentation. I had the peel done by a student. I could tell she was well-taught in the way she took measures to treat and protect my skin prior to applying the peel itself. She did a very thorough job as evidenced by the results of the peel that I experienced a week later. It resulted in such an even sloughing revealing a more even tone all the while bringing some pimples to the surface. I feel that my skincare products that I use at home are more effective since the peel. National Laser Institute will always be a part of my skincare game!” Tam P, Dallas National Laser Institute Client

BBL Forever Clear Therapy

If a chemical peel does not appeal to you, an alternative in-office treatment we recommend is our BBL Forever Clear Therapy.  This treatment uses BBL or Broad Band Light, which is a photofacial that will gently treat your acne prone skin without harsh chemicals. For those looking for acne solutions, BBL Forever Clear Therapy creates life-changing positive results.  When we are treating acne with BBL Forever Clear Therapy, we want to kill the bacteria. Then, we treat the acne and pull the red pigment out of your skin.  So the first phase of BBL Forever Clear Therapy involves passing a red light over your skin. The second phase of the BBL Forever Clear Therapy leads to passing a blue light over the same areas of your skin. 

Once you have received your in-office treatments at the National Laser Institute Med Spa, your skin will be prepped and ready to start your at-home skin care regimen.  We recommend PCA Skin Clearskin which is a light moisturizer that will nourish, hydrate, calm and soothe oily, breakout-prone and sensitive skin. It’s fast-absorbing, does not feel oily, and it even reduces dark spots from past breakouts. The targeted ingredients balance moisture levels as plant extracts purify and calm your skin.

Another excellent product is the PCA Skin A + C Synergy Serum. It’s an astringent serum that promotes a clear, even complexion for those with oily, breakout-prone skin. This serum is designed to improve breakout-prone skin to promote a clear, even complexion.  It helps maintain a matte finish on the skin throughout the day while minimizing the appearance of pores.

“Jami is awesome! She is up in your face watching the student do the job! So, upbeat & fun during the process. She made sure the student was giving me FULL coverage of the treatment. The student also did a great job! I’m very happy & can’t wait for another visit! Jami also turned me on to some great products which I’ll try later. But, I couldn’t hold off on the PCA skin serum! This stuff sounds amazing!!!” Jaci J., National Laser Institute Scottsdale Client

PCA Skin products are formulated with acne solutions in mind. Scientifically developed and carefully formulated to improve the health and appearance of your unique skin, PCA Skin understands the importance of formulating with the best combinations of innovative ingredients to provide you with safe, highly effective products that deliver on their promises. All of the PCA Skin products are free of potential irritants like synthetic dyes and fragrances. PCA Skin does not perform or condone animal testing.

We invite you to achieve the acne-free skin of your dreams at the National Laser Institute Med Spa. Beauty insiders trust their skin to our skin care specialists because we are experts that teach physicians, nurses and other laser technicians from around the world the Gold Standard in advanced laser skin resurfacing and injection techniques.

Call 800.851.0969 for your complimentary PCA Skin consultation for acne solutions that work hand-in-hand with our chemical peels and light-based therapies.  Click here to request your appointment online.  

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.