Breakouts / Acne

There are several different types of acne, so breakouts can look a bit different depending on the type of breakout a person experiences. A breakout may include the development of whiteheads, blackheads, small papules, or large, pus-filled bumps.

No matter what type of acne an individual has, breakouts can be embarrassing, painful, and difficult to manage.

Let’s explore management techniques that can be used to treat acne and prevent future breakouts.

What Causes Breakouts?

Acne breakouts have a number of causes, but there are four main factors that contribute to the severity of a breakout.

  • Excess sebum production in the skin
  • Bacteria
  • Clogged pores or follicles
  • Skin inflammation

The issues that cause or exacerbate the causes of a breakout may include hormonal changes, stress, medications, insufficient hygiene, using makeup or skincare products that irritate the skin, and diets rich in fat, sugar, and salt (though diet has not been proven to affect acne).

Preventing Acne Breakouts

There are a couple of steps you can take as part of your daily routine to prevent acne breakouts. In addition to cleansing your skin, avoiding stress, and getting exercise, try the following:

  • Keep your hair out of your face, especially if you put haircare products in it
  • Avoid touching your face throughout the day
  • Use gentle or natural makeup products
  • Moisturize your skin
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Acne Treatments

If using at-home treatment methods doesn’t reduce the appearance of acne or the frequency of breakouts, you might want to examine your medical options. Plenty of people find that making changes to their skincare routine doesn’t appear to stop acne from developing. In moderate to severe cases, visiting a medical professional is extremely beneficial.

At Solace Wellness Center, our medical team provides an array of skincare services that help our patients manage their acne more effectively than at-home options alone. The following procedures have shown immense success when it comes to reducing or even eliminating breakouts:

If you’re struggling with acne breakouts no matter what you do, call us at 978-851-8600 or request an appointment. Our team will evaluate your needs and walk you through your non-surgical, drug-free treatment options so that you can feel better in your own skin.

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Enjoy our Solace Experience, a 80 minute personalized service starting with a complimentary consultation and skin analysis utilizing our computerized VISIA Skin Complexion Analysis system followed by a visit to our Far Infrared Sauna for deep heat therapy and detox and finished with a Signature Solace Facial customized to your skin type. You will also enjoy the use of our locker facilities and our relaxation area.


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