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10 July 2019
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Tips for Getting a Smooth Shave

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Shaving can be a challenge for both men and women. Whether getting razor bumps or a rash, the process can be tough. Yet getting a smooth shave with minimal irritation is possible.

Follow these tips:

  1. Before you shave, wet your skin and hair to soften it. Taking a shower or bath prior is a great way.
  2. Next, apply a shaving cream or gel.
  3. Be sure to shave in the direction that the hair grows.
  4. Change blades or throw away disposable razors after 5 to 7 shaves to help minimize irritation.
  5. Those who have acne should take special care while shaving. Shaving can irritate your skin, making acne worse.
    • • Men who have acne on their face, should try experimenting with an electric or disposable razor to determine which works best.
    • • Use a razor with a sharp blade.
    • • Shave lightly to prevent nicks and never try to shave off the acne as both can make acne worse.

 

If you have any further questions about shaving, especially with acne-prone skin, contact our office. Treating a skin condition, such as acne, can go a long way in reducing irritation caused by shaving.

Source: American Academy of Dermatology


26 June 2019
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Break Out of Breakouts

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As described in a previous blog post, “Don’t Stress about Acne,” acne is a common skin condition that effects millions of people. Although it is unclear as to what exactly causes it, there are some things you can do to improve the condition and get on the path to clearer skin.

Cut down on processed foods, especially ones with a high salt content. Too much salt can dehydrate the skin, which in turn, can make it tougher to get rid of acne.

Avoid drinking or eating too much alcohol, cheeses, or other dairy products.

Drink more water. Drinking water hydrates the skin by flushing out toxins, bodily waste, and germs that are trapped within it.

Cut down on your caffeine intake. Caffeine can increase a stress hormone which in turn can cause glands to over produce oil. This can then lead to clogged pores which means more acne.

If you follow all the tips listed above and are still having acne concerns, contact our office.


20 June 2019
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Don’t Stress about Acne

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Acne is a common skin condition that effects people of all ages. It is characterized by pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads that usually reside on the face, chest, or back.

Aside from the appearance of the condition, it can actually have just as much of an impact psychologically. Some who experience acne develop low self-esteem and even depression.

Although it is unclear exactly what may cause acne; stress, diet, and hormones can all be contributors. Currently there is no cure for acne, but there are many different treatment options available. Be aware that as with many treatment plans for acne, it may actually get worse before it gets better.

If you are experiencing acne contact our office today, so our providers can get you on the right treatment program. Control your acne, don’t let it control you!


5 June 2019
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Benefits of an Acne Facial

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Effecting nearly 50 million Americans, acne is the most common skin condition. With June being Acne Awareness Month, there was no better time for us to offer our popular Acne Facial for a discounted rate of only $59.

The treatment is a deep, thorough cleansing and extraction to break down impurities, sebum, dead skin cells, and blackheads. An ideal treatment for teens or anybody with stubborn active acne.

If you would like to learn more about the Acne Facial or would like to schedule an appointment contact our office today!


24 April 2019
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How Beards Can Impact Acne & How to Combat It

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Having a beard may be a good way to disguise acne on the lower part of the face, but did you know it can actually worsen it? That’s right, facial hair can affect acne. Some ways include:

• Food and dirt can get clogged in the hair leading to bacteria forming and causing infections.
• Sweat and oil from the skin can get trapped in the hair and lead to blocked pores.
• Ingrown hairs are common among beard wearers and another reason that pores can become clogged and infected.

Now don’t grab that razor just yet! There are some things you can do to reduce the effects. They are as follows:

• Keep the beard well trimmed to prevent ingrown hairs. Focus on areas where food or dirt may be lingering.
• When trimming, shave lightly in one direction to avoid cutting the skin or stretching it out. This can further aggravate acne.
• Wash the beard thoroughly each day and rinse it well to remove cleansers which can clog pores.
• Test a variety of shaving creams, shavers, and after shave products to determine which is best for your skin in particular.
• Avoid thick shaving creams which can cause pores to become clogged.

Even though having a beard can adversely impact the skin, there are ways to manage and minimize the effects. If you are still having trouble with facial acne though, contact our office.


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