All About Acne Awareness

All About Acne Awareness

Posted by Sonia Bellini on

June Is National Acne Awareness Month!

What are you doing to prevent & protect? Odds are, it's not enough.

Don't feel bad! Most people have a hard time even knowing what to use, let alone how to start. It's tricky business; and hard to spot the key factors that contribute to your acne, how you are supposed to address them and what prevention correction means in terms of products. So let us, here at Bellini's, help you:

 

Knowledge:
What is my acne, specifically, and why is it here?
Know-how:
How do I address these issues? What products should I have and what should I avoid? 
Keep-up: 
How do I maintain this clarity and not have to do deal with it again?

(You don't, it's a commitment)

 

KNOWLEDGE
What Are The Different Types of Acne? And Why Are They There?
Cystic/Teenage Acne:

Deep, painful, often pus-filled cysts that form beneath the skin's surface. Cystic/teenage acne presents randomly across the skin. These are typically more severe and prone to scarring. 

Hormonal Acne: 

Triggered by hormonal fluctuations, often seen in women during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause; even occurs in men with large supplemental hormonal shifts. Concentrated around the jawline and chin. Can appear as small pus-filled cysts or closed pores/comedones.

Stress-induced Acne:

Primarily triggered by external stress stimulus. Usually found along and under the jawline.

 

The Common Causes:

Though there are three archetypes listed above; many things factor into the skin's health and radiance, or lack thereof. 

Sebum Overproduction:

Is when excess oil production can clog pores and foster bacterial growth. This happens a lot when we overdry our skin with wrong products and/or poor practices.

Bacterial Growth:

Clogged pores are a breeding ground for bacteria, particularly Propionibacterium acnes, as we often give up and sit with clogged pores for a long time. Allowing this growth to happen, often worsening the reaction.

Hormonal Fluctuations:

Hormonal acne is an archetype, but it doesn't mean that hormone fluctuations can't play a part in other types of acne. 

Diet and Lifestyle:

Everything from bad foods, alcohol, drugs (prescription & recreational), sleep schedules and even environment (sun, pollution, etc) play a HUGE role in your skin's health.

Genetics:

Family history can play a role in acne susceptibility, in every form of acne. And it really is a mixed bag, genetics always are; that doesn't mean it's impossible to tackle though. 

KNOW-HOW:
What Are The Different Types of Acne? And Why Are They There?

 

First and foremost. Changing lifestyle is hard. We know. But it has one of the most significant improvements to our body when we make an adjustment for the better. 

FOLLOW THE 70-30 RULE

Eat right-enough. Be active-enough. Sleep decent-enough

30 % of the time, its okay to live!

Couch potato it up; have that big slice of birthday cake; have a late celebratory night with friends.

Life happens, it's just important that it happens less than half the time of your good habits! We recommend 70% of good for absolutely beautiful skin, and 30% of the time to just have fun!

 

Secondly:
The Products You Use And How You Use Them Are Detrimental To The Repair & Correction Process Of Acne & Scars/Discoloration.

 

Utilize the products that are specifically meant to soothe and rebalance acne prone skin. NOT "get rid of" acne; don't fall for it! 

Here's a tip: Anything that promises to 'get rid of/overnight/instant' is going to be too hard on your skin and do a little more damage than good.

 Another incredibly helpful thing for your acne prone skin are the treatments that we offer, here, in the beauty boutique. We utilize many Yonka products during our treatments that do wonders to heal & restore the skin, as well as bring down inflammation. 

One of our favorites is Masque 103, is incredible for the skin and responsible for the purifying, clarifying effects of this natural triple clay face mask for oily skin that tightens pores and purifies skin for a balanced glow.

Paired with our Pores No More, your texture will disappear and leave you with a beautiful porcelain smooth texture and even finish. We have lots of other alternatives and add-ons to help soothe your acne and repair your skin. After that, we'll recommend the perfect products.

 

Treating the Redness of Your Acne:
Redness is a temporary inflammation body response to to distress that is happening under the skin and/or within the body. This is typically what we tend to notice in acne, and possibly what has one of the larger impacts on our confidence in our overall appearance. Redness isn't attached to acne, necessarily, it is a response; so that means we can address it separately. Giving you a first, but major, repair from your acne, while you still work on the deep rooted issues. 
Some Products For You To Use:
Formulated to brighten aging skin prone to breakouts, this deep cleansing gel gently refines the appearance of congested pores and helps to reduce blemishes without drying the skin.
This highly concentrated, intensive, calming facial mask cools on contact, comforts skin sensitivity, and restores natural radiance and smoothness
Treat your skin to the purifying, clarifying effects of this natural triple clay face mask for oily skin that tightens pores and purifies skin for a balanced glow.

 Treat Blemishes At Home Or On-The-Go. Say goodbye to blemishes with a precise, effective roll-on treatment. SOS SPOT Roll-On offers rapid relief to soothe, purify and heal pimples, blemishes and breakouts. Developed with 95% natural ingredients, our alcohol-free formula delivers a natural, balanced approach to treat blemishes - fast.

Juvenil

Rescue skin afflicted with imperfections with this powerful, topical treatment that spot treats blemishes effectively. The purifying qualities of the ichthyol mineral remove imperfections, and azulene soothe the irritation associated with breakouts. 

Creme 15

Purify oily, blemish-prone skin with this antiseptic treatment cream that also calms angry skin and prevents the appearance of small pimply rashes after hair removal.

Creme PG

This treatment helps diminish redness and skin irritation commonly experienced for oily complexions. Mattifying and reduces shine, this is the perfect all-in-one ally for oily skin with over productive glands. It seeps into pores to deeply purify your skin.

ACNIPUR

This non-comedogenic face blemish cream purifies and mattifies the skin, as it significantly diminishes pimples and comedones for a healthier-looking appearance.

 

 

 

 

Treating Your Fitzpatrick's Unique Needs:
Our melanin, skin thickness, hair and eye colors relate a lot to our skin's needs; this is called a Fitzpatrick Scale, which is sa tool that every skin professional utilizes to address your skin and how to treat it. You can use this tool too, so that you can understand you Fitzpatrick (or fitz, as we call it here).
For anyone who is a Fitz 4 or higher are prone to pigment marks that stay a long time post acne, you know the ones. And if the acne is a continuing issue, you will find yourself with a larger build up of pigment marks and scars than someone of a lower Fitz. Treating your skin, with this in mind, and the right products in hand, can make those marks last a month, instead of a year. 
Some Products For You To Use:
 
This highly concentrated, intensive, calming facial mask cools on contact, comforts skin sensitivity, and restores natural radiance and smoothness.
 
Address the unique needs of your skin with this purifying & regenerating treatment emulsion that is essential for those who suffer from chronic breakouts. With a regenerating concentration that can be used post waxing, on sunburns & scars.
 
Silymarin CF is a breakthrough vitamin C serum for oily blemish-prone skin that combines milk thistle extract, 15% l-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid, and 0.5% salicylic acid to help prevent oil oxidation that leads to breakouts and visible aging.
 
Phloretin CF features a patented combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid for protection against atmospheric skin aging. Improving the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

 

Healing The Skin From Within:

The skin needs to be stimulated and encouraged to heal; as we age or our skin gets damaged, dermal levels of ATP decline and creates an energy deficiency, thereby affecting skin appearance. Using products that sink into the skin and provide it the nutrients that it needs helps it restore to its most original healthy state. 

Some Products For You To Use:

 

Yonka Toner PG

Versatile healing water that drenches the skin in a solar charged energy of five essential oils for purifying, toning, and invigorating effects. Energizing effects can be felt throughout the whole body.

CityLife Ultra-Cleansing Flash Peel

30 second step that transforms daily cleansing into an exfoliating, detoxifying, facial treatment. Rinse to reveal a smooth, soft, revitalized complexion totally free of toxins and pollutants.

Emulsion Pure

Address the unique needs of your skin with this purifying & regenerating treatment emulsion that is essential for those who suffer from chronic breakouts. With a regenerating concentration that can be used post waxing, on sunburns & scars.
Treat congested & acne-prone skin with ingredients that form an invisible layer on the skin’s surface and absorbs excess oil as it is produced to keep the skin balanced, mattified and free of imperfections throughout the day. 
 
 

KEEP UP

You've fixed it, at least for right now. How do you keep it up? 

Preventing The Problem:

There is nothing worse than losing something you love. So don't! There are steps that you can take to prevent acne prone skin from overreacting, train it to be healthier, or even move closer towards total elimination. 

Some Products For You To Use:

Targeted, oil-free, approach for aging skin prone to breakouts. Reducing the formation of acne & clogged pores, while improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
Intensive blend of alpha hydroxy acids, this seasonal nighttime treatment refines the complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines, texture and wrinkles. This gel is perfect for all skin types.
Silymarin CF is a breakthrough vitamin C serum for oily blemish-prone skin that combines milk thistle extract, 15% l-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid, and 0.5% salicylic acid to help prevent oil oxidation that leads to breakouts and visible aging.

Phloretin CF features a patented combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid for protection against atmospheric skin aging. Improving the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

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