Acne Treatment

What is Acne?

Acne occurs when your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin. It’s often associated with the hormonal shifts that come with adolescence and puberty, but can appear during other stages of life. Your sensitivity to acne could also be genetic.

In addition to being uncomfortable, acne can have an unfortunate social stigma. Some people with acne have reported that their quality of life has been affected. Some report feeling low self-esteem and social anxiety, interfering with their ability to live each day to the fullest.

You are not your acne there are acne treatment options. We look forward to helping you be able to show your face with pride.

Product Tip

Products that may trigger acne are called “comedogenic.” Makeup labeled non-comedogenic is less likely to clog pores and contribute to acne. Learn more about our non-comedogenic acne treatment products.

Identifying Types of Acne and Treatment

The most common form of acne can develop into bumps called whiteheads and blackheads. However, more severe cases of acne can appear in other forms.

Use the slider below to learn more about the types of acne, their severity and treatment.

Symptoms of Acne

Whiteheads, blackheads, or more severe blemishes that appear on your face, neck, back, and/or shoulders could signify the presence of acne. How irritated it gets, how persistent it is, and whether it responds (or doesn’t respond) to over-the-counter medications can help determine your acne’s severity. Use the slider above to learn how to identify and treat the types of acne.

Acne Treatment Options

It’s up to you how you prevent or treat your acne.  Whether you choose to treat it, cover it, prevent it, or all three – we can help.

Preventing Acne

While your acne treatments are very important, it is just as important to keep your skin healthy and clean.  Here are a few suggestions towards making that happen:

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Whether you have acne or not, it’s important to wash your face twice a day in order to remove excess dirt, dry skin, and oils that can clog your pores – and promote breakouts.

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During a breakout, avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush.

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Some studies link stress with the severity of your acne. Getting in the habit of mindfulness and self-reflection can help reduce the presence of acne. If it’s the stress of acne that’s increasing its severity, let us help you with that.