The truth about acne is, while it poses some complexities, it’s absolutely possible to improve this condition. To do so, you’ll need to understand the different types of acne, and have an individualized treatment plan. Not every acne treatment or product works the same for, or on, everybody, so be patient.
In addition, don’t overdo, too much of a good thing may worsen your condition! Over-drying your skin no matter how oily it is, will only lead to increased oil production. Likewise, over exfoliating skin compromises the skin’s barrier, allowing bacteria in and aggravating acne. The idea is to treat your specific type of acne while keeping your skin healthy and balanced.
Acne is categorized in four stages:
• Grade 1/Mild: Open Comedones (more commonly known as whiteheads/blackheads)
• Grade 2/Moderate: Open and Closed Comedones/some Papulopustules
• Grade 3/Severe: Pustular Acne
• Grade 4/Cystic: Nodulocystic Acne
Once you know what type of acne you have, you can begin a treatment protocol. The plan starts with a professional assessment and products from Image Skincare’s Clear Cell line. The line is manufactured with treatment-focused ingredients targeted at improving the condition of various types of acne.
For example, take a look at Acne Case #1, the client came in with Grade 2 and 3 acne, was put on a 4-week regimen that included Clear Cell plus Vital C products, plus a series of Image Signature Acne Lift Peel™. You can see the remarkable results of this treatment in the before and after pictures. To illustrate the point even further, Acne Case #2 client presented with Grade 1 and 2 acne, and was also treated with Clear Cell products combined with the Daily Defense line, but no peel series, with great results. If these two clients had been treated exactly the same, and used the exact same products, the outcome would have been very different for one of them.
The good news is, acne is treatable, with a little help from Image Skincare. Consult your Image Skincare professional and get started on the road to clear skin today.