It is a common misconception that acne goes away as you age, and it’s only until you are an adult that you realize that acne may be a lifetime battle. When it comes to battling acne, you may have heard a number of myths on how to prevent acne. At Skin And Body Refinery, we would like to take the time to debunk some of the common myths and share a few tips on how you can combat acne with chemical peels.
Can Foods Cause Pimples?
People often do not credit their eating habits to acne. You can eat and drink whatever you want and you will not have more or less acne. However, new studies have shown that diet does in fact play a major role. Products with a high glycemic index (GI) such as white bread, soda, chocolates, and milk have high GI which can trigger acne. With the right dietary choices, you can better combat acne. Changes to a low GI diet—for example eating more wheat breads, nuts, vegetables, and seafood—will greatly help you reduce acne and improve the skin’s health.
Makeup Could Be Causing Acne
It is often said that makeup can cause acne. There are many commercials on TV that show there is available makeup that have acne free side effects. However, it is not so much the makeup that causes acne but certain skin types that are more sensitive than others. In some cases, it is true makeup will cause acne, but only in certain skin types. If you are prone to acne when wearing makeup, avoid makeups or other cosmetics that contain oils and alcohol.
Are Chemical Peels Good for Acne?
When you have a problem with acne, you may have been told to get a chemical peel. So does chemical peels really help with acne? Chemical peels can indeed help get rid of both acne and previous acne scarring. However, the results will vary depending on skin type. Chemical peels can help improve the skin’s tone, texture, and clarity. Chemical peels can improve the skin in many ways and not just for battling acne. Chemical peels can help reduce aging affects and more. Those who benefit most from chemical peels are those who have fair to medium skin color.
What to Expect From Chemical Peels
When you get a chemical peel they on average only last as long as 20 to 45 minutes. When you get a chemical peel, the first step is applying a numbing agent to ensure you are not uncomfortable when the chemical peel is applied. In general, chemical peels are fairly painless. There is a bit of warm tingle that can be felt. The surface layer of the skin is basically being removed with the chemical peel. By treating the surface layer of the skin you can remove imperfections such as scaring. It deeply cleanses the skin which helps to treat acne. There is a short recovery time where the skin may feel like you have been out in the sun. For those who have a severe acne problem, you may need to have ongoing chemical peel and other skin treatments to win your personal battle with acne.