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The Best Facial Guide to the Do's & Don'ts of Treating Acne May 11, 2018

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The Best Facial Guide to the Do's & Don'ts of Treating Acne, Brookhaven, New York

If you have stubborn acne that won’t go away, you need advice from the best facial and skin care professionals. Caring Aesthetics in Mount Sinai, NY, educates their clients on how to treat blemishes at home, as well as the aesthetic treatments that will improve the appearance and health of their complexion. Learn more below about what to do — and what to avoid — when caring for pimples. 

Do:

Create a skin routine.

Wash your face twice daily, using a gentle cleanser when you wake up and before you go to bed at night. Do not scrub; instead, use your fingers to create gentle, circular strokes. Rinse with water and pat dry.

Afterward, moisturize your face. Apply cream with SPF in the morning to protect your skin throughout the day. Talk to a professional about the best facial treatments to prevent breakouts. 

Stay moisturized.

Mount Sinai Best FacialProper skin hydration will protect your face from clogged pores and acne breakouts. Drink plenty of water, moisturize your skin, and avoid overexposure to the sun or dry conditions. You can also use a humidifier to open pores. 

Prevent clogged pores.

Avoid clogged pores by rinsing makeup off your face at night. Use oil-free creams, cleansers, and sunscreens. Avoid washing your face too often, which can cause breakouts. If you have long hair, pull it away from your face while exercising or sweating. 

Consult a skin professional.

Whether you have questions about your facial products, skin care techniques, or recurring acne, consult with an aesthetician or dermatologist. They will evaluate your acne and create a customized treatment plan. Regular checkups and professional facial care will help monitor and improve your condition. 

Don’t:

Touch your face.

Most patients touch their smartphone, dirty surfaces, and oily foods throughout the day. These items contain millions of bacteria. Avoid touching your face to prevent the transfer of dirt and germs to your skin. Additionally, don’t forget to wash your hands regularly. 

Forget sunscreen.

Wear at least a 15 to 20 SPF sunscreen every day, even if you will not spend much time outside. If you are taking a hike or spending time at the beach, use a more powerful formula. Sun exposure is known to make acne worse. It also leads to premature skin aging. 

Wash too much.

You may want to wash or scrub your face often. However, too much cleansing is known to cause breakouts. Stick to your morning and evening routine and consult with a professional if you’re still having trouble managing your acne. 

Be shy.

Many people struggle with acne due to hormones, stress, or the wrong facial products. Instead of being embarrassed about your condition, empower yourself. A variety of acne facials and treatments like acne scar removal will improve your wellness and confidence. 

Everyone deserves beautiful, healthy skin. To make an appointment for a skin care evaluation or the best facial, call Caring Aesthetics at (631) 642-7420. For information about their acne scar removal and anti-aging treatments, visit their website

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