In an ideal world, we’re coping with just one skin problem at a time (or the ultimate daydream - zero). Realistically, though, we’re battling our skin care struggles on all fronts, especially when it comes to acne. Sometimes, you’re treating a wayward pimple while grappling with dry skin or sensitive skin. Other times, you’re clearing your current patch of acne while dealing with the look of old, dark acne scars. Regardless of the situation, your skin care routine could become a multi-tasking nightmare.
With the Acne Advanced Treatment System, it’s easy to pair a system that treats moderate to severe acne with other products from Eminence Organic Skin Care. Not only can you fight more than one skin care condition at a time, you can match this collection with some of your old favorites. Here are three ways that you can use the Acne Advanced Treatment System together with other Eminence Organics products.
Acne & Dry Skin
You would think that dry skin types get a free pass when it comes to acne, but dry skin can also be vulnerable to breakouts. Although oil is the most frequent culprit for creating the clogged pores which lead to acne, other factors cause blemishes as well, including dead skin cells, makeup and just general dirt and bacteria. Because of all the different causes for acne, dry skin can be just as breakout prone as other skin types.
Not only can dry skin be susceptible to blemishes, treating them with chemical skin care products can further dry the skin. Unlike many harsh acne treatments, the Acne Advanced 3-Step Treatment System - with Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam, Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque and Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator - uses powerful natural and botanical actives to gently treat active acne and avoid drying out the complexion. If you need additional moisture for your problem skin, Katy Muenter - Product Development Lifecycle Manager for Eminence Organics - recommends pairing Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer with the Acne Advanced Collection. Katy says: “This best-selling moisturizer can be an excellent additional layer on top of the Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator, delivering a boost of hydration while still promoting the appearance of clear skin.” Another pro tip: For extra dry areas, add a thicker layer for additional moisture.
Acne & Sensitive Skin
It’s easy to get into a vicious cycle with acne and sensitive skin. As Health explains, over-reactive skin is easily inflamed, making it especially acne prone. And when breakouts attack sensitive skin, acne treatments tend to be harsh and further irritate this temperamental skin type. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne and sensitive skin often go hand in hand, leading to more breakouts and an increasingly cranky complexion.
Break the cycle by turning to organic, non-irritating formulas combined with a treatment formulated for sensitive skin. The Acne Advanced Treatment System uses encapsulated salicylic acid for maximum results without distressing the skin. The encapsulation helps the salicylic acid deposit evenly and exfoliate dead skin cells slowly over time, ensuring that skin looks calm and less irritated. After clearing the skin with the Acne Advanced Treatment System, follow up with the award-winning Calm Skin Arnica Booster-Serum. Infused with arnica, chamomile and lavender, this extra strength booster-serum is a natural solution for sensitive skin. By combining the Acne Advanced Treatment System with Calm Skin Arnica Booster-Serum, you are being extra kind to your sensitive skin and leaving it looking balanced and feeling soothed - a perfect pairing for sensitive skin with acne.
Acne & Scarring
Often, the worst part of acne isn’t the breakouts themselves but the aftermath. When acne heals after inflammation, a protein called melanin is released which discolors the skin. Dark scars or spots develop which can range in color, from pink to black. The appearance depends on the skin tone, with dark skin tones often suffering from deeper and longer-lasting dark spots.
The Acne Advanced Treatment System - especially Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator - works to address skin conditions associated with acne, especially the look of dark spots due to scarring. An ultra-lightweight mattifying lotion, Acne Advanced Clarifying Hydrator contains zinc hyaluronate and arbutin, two ingredients that help reduce the look of irritated skin and fade the appearance of scars.
Boost the powerful effects of this hydrator with Bright Skin Targeted Treatment, an intensive product which can applied directly to trouble areas. Using licorice root extract, punarnava and turmeric, the treatment also includes Gigawhite™, a proprietary blend of skin brightening alpine plants. By pairing the Acne Advanced Treatment System with Bright Skin Targeted Treatment, this combo improves the look of dark spots and evens out the complexion’s appearance.
If you’re tackling acne with additional problems on top, pairing your favorite products with the Acne Advanced Treatment System is a fantastic solution to bring your skin back into balance on multiple fronts. Explore the system and these potent combinations at your nearest Eminence Organics spa partner. Given current events, we’d recommend that you follow the latest guidance from local government health authorities before you plan a visit.
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This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.