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top tips and favorite products for acne

In the almost 20 years I have been an esthetician, acne has been one of the top concerns for my clients. You are not alone my friend! I know for me, quarantine has not helped. It has lead to more stress, baked goods and mask wearing (not the detoxifying green kind)- which in and of itself has lead to acne- I might just leave my mask on! Here are some of my tips and favorite acne products to help you through. Causes and Effects of Acne: 1. Hormones Hormonal acne occurs from hormonal shifts in our bodies. These shifts can occur during our teenage years, as we age, during menopause and during our menstrual cycle. The good news is, if you are getting acne in your 50's, it's a sign of youth and aging gracefully :). 2. Lifestyle Stress and diet contribute significantly to acne. When we are stressed, our body produces cortisol, which triggers the production of more sebum which leads to acne. Stress and diet hand go hand in hand. When we are stressed we tend to overeat and the wrong foods. No one gets stressed and chooses to binge on green beans instead of ice cream.We also might be stressed if we are busier which can also lead to quicker, unhealthy food choices. This increases the amount of toxins our liver needs to detox. When the liver can’t keep up, the next place the toxins excrete themselves is through the skin, resulting in acne. 3. Product Choice Choosing the right products for your skin can prevent you from experiencing irritation and acne. I recommend having a skin care consultation with your esthetician, who will suggest specific professional grade products that are best for your skin type. Our Citron girls are awesome and available, wink wink. A few of my go-to acne product recommendations: 1. Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser by Aveda Contains a 1 % salicylic acid. Deeply cleanses pores, dissolving oil, makeup and other impurities. Infused with powerful plant extracts—including tamanu, amla, boswellia and saw palmetto. 2. Detoxifying Charcoal Mask by Glo Skin Beauty Two-in-one exfoliating treatment mask provides ultimate skin clearing and draws out excess oil and impurities for a renewed, refreshed complexion. Contains Charcoal Powder, Jojoba Beads, Kaolin & Bentonite Clays, and Celldetox® 3. Outer Peace Acne Relief Pads by Aveda This 2 % Salicylic acid treatment cleanses, exfoliates and unclogs pores—to help wipe out blackheads and prevent new breakouts. Infused with powerful plant extracts—including tamanu, amla, boswellia and saw palmetto. 4. Professional Glo Enzyme Treatment at Citron Spa This enzyme supports the skin’s natural exfoliation process and gently slough away dull surface cells and oils with a blend of enzymes and fruit acids for a smooth, renewed complexion without irritation. 6. Stress Fix Composition by Aveda Nourishing aromatic oil for body, bath and scalp with aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress. Aroma includes certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage and is formulated using the science of aromaology and the power of pure essential oils. WATCH THE VIDEO MY TOP TIPS AND FAVORITE ACNE PRODUCTS Footnotes:



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