With more than 40 million Americans suffering from acne, it’s no surprise there is such an abundance of information available. But with so much information, it can be hard to determine which products, ingredients and acne treatments are right for your skin.
In the past decade alone, the average age of acne sufferers has risen from 20.5 years old to 26.5 years old, meaning breakouts are no longer just a teen issue. While some may still be experiencing continuous blemishes from high school, others are just now beginning to see breakouts. The need for reliable and effective acne products is growing as the adult acne sufferers category expands.
Acne is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin. When you think of acne, you probably imagine inflamed breakouts, but acne lesions can be noninflamed as well.
Although everyone’s skin naturally contains sebum, skin cells and bacteria, when the three combine they can cause blockages in the follicle causing acne lesions. These blockages can be brought on by a number of different factors, including stress and hormones, which cause deep, inflamed blemishes to form along the lower cheek, jawline and chin. However, other factors such as climate, environment, medication, makeup/skincare products, picking at the skin, genetics, improper cleansing or product removal and friction can also trigger breakouts.
Did you know, it takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for a breakout to surface? Once it does, it’s common to want to pick and pop, but resisting this urge is one of the first steps in the treatment process. Picking at the skin spreads bacteria, adds more healing time and often leads to additional breakouts. Over time, this bad habit can break down the collagen and elastin in our skin, leading to scarring.
Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid- the amount of acne-fighting ingredients available are abundant. Glo Skin Beauty understands the importance of a clear complexion and has carefully developed the Clear Skin Solution using the best ingredients available to help decrease oil production, purify the skin, eliminate bacteria, reduce inflammation and heal breakouts.
The first step in any at-home regimen, this cleanser treats and prevents breakouts while leaving the skin thoroughly cleansed. Can be used twice daily in place of your skin type cleanser.
The toning step in the Clear Skin Solution, these medicated pads gently break down excess sebum and balance oily skin. Can be used twice daily in place of your skin type toner.
Cleansing and toning are important first steps, but serums pack powerful results. With smaller molecular sizes, these concentrated formulas are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. We recommend adding a leave-on, nighttime serum that contains Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Retinol and other antibacterial and oil-controlling agents to help speed up your treatment process.
One of our top-selling products, this serum stimulates mild exfoliation and aids in cell renewal by drawing out impurities and minimizing pores for a clearer, refined complexion. Use up to 7 nights per week.
Address individual breakouts at the root by eliminating acne-causing bacteria and preventing future flare ups. Once breakout clears, maintain results with Clear Complexion Pads.
Reduce shadow marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) and dryness associated with the end stage of blemishes.
This oil-absorbing, skin-clearing mask targets oily, congested and problematic skin by deeply cleansing impurities and debris from the skin to balance and reduce the appearance of pores and refine texture. Apply a smooth, even layer to skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Remove with a soft, damp cloth. Use up to 3x per week. Can also be used as a spot treatment and left on throughout the night.
Even acne-prone, oily skin needs to moisturize! This ultra lightweight moisturizer helps balance and purify oily complexions with a blend of humectants and antioxidants.
Unfortunately, acne isn’t just designated to the face- it can also occur on the chest, back and upper arms where the skin is more resistant to products. In this case, choose a product specifically designed to treat these areas.
Created with your body in mind, this spray targets congestion and breakouts and helps reduce bacteria, balance oil production and reduce inflammation.
As you probably know, when dealing with acne, there is little immediate change. Depending on your age, it can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days for complete cell turnover to occur. A good rule of thumb for calculating your personal cell turnover rate is to take your age and add seven days. For example, someone who is 30 would have a cell turnover rate of 37 days. In the midst of your cell turnover you may be seeking products that will help conceal your blemishes, without exacerbating the issue.
For overall coverage, we recommend our top-selling Pressed Base foundation, which provides buildable coverage for a perfect overall complexion. Satin Cream Foundation, our full coverage foundation, is another great foundation choice for someone who likes liquid formulas. For spot treating and concealing, we recommend Oil Free Camouflage, while Corrective Camouflage Kit can cancel unwanted hues such as shadow marks and redness. Incorporating a Brush Cleaner inhibits growth of bacteria on daily use brushes that can cause breakouts if not sanitized between each use.