What are some tips to prevent acne?
Clean your face regularly.
Whether you have acne or not, it is important to keep your face clean. Washing your face removes not just dirt, but also dead skin cells, oil and other impurities. Always use warm water and a mild face wash. A body/deodorant soap may irritate your skin and if your skin is already inflamed, it is sure to get worse.
Your face tends to become dry once you’ve washed it. Always use a moisturizer as this minimizes the peeling of skin and dryness.
Beware of hair products.
Using hair sprays, gels and fragrances or harsh chemicals on your hair will multiply the occurrence of acne on your face, as these ingredients may drip on your face, blocking the pores. If you have oily hair, wash it as often as possible, especially if you are prone to acne and if you have long hair, keep it out of your face.
Periodically avoid cosmetics.
Use of cosmetics such as foundation, powder or blush should be avoided during a pimple breakout. If you absolutely have to wear it every day, then opt for oil-free cosmetics which come without added chemicals.
Hands off your face.
Try and keep your hands off your face. By touching the pimple or popping it, you are just irritating the already inflamed skin, which will result in some more infection. This also means that you will end up with a scar on your face for four weeks instead of just five days.Call Tamara's in Yorba Linda to make an appointment today! (714) 470-2329.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
There are many self-help tips that you can follow to control acne and prevent scarring.
First of all, keep your hands off your face when you see a pimple. A few moderations to your lifestyle will go a long way in keeping the unwanted pimples at bay. Eat a balanced, healthy meal, sleep well and drink lots of water.
Keep your face as clean and oil free as possible. Use a cleanser to wash your face at least twice a day. This will reduce the irritation and sensitivity of the skin.
Exfoliation is a good way to open the pores without being harsh on your skin. There are several mild exfoliating scrubs available in the market which will gently remove the outer layer of your skin allowing your pores to breath.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure that can repair, restore and refine the skin by gentle exfoliation and polishing. This FDA approved procedure is a progressive method of refining the skin’s texture while tightening the layers below the surface. Blood flow is increased for collagen and elastin reformation. All with minimal discomfort and no recovery time.
Here at Tamara’s Skin Care of Yorba Linda, we offer treatments beginning at $95 each, or a session of six sessions begin at $510, when paid for and booked in advance. Microdermabrasion treatments can be added to other treatments, beginning at $45.
This technology can be performed on all areas of the body and can be used on all skin types.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Once your acne has healed, you will notice a red mark on your skin which looks like a scar but is actually a post-inflammatory change. Mostly, the redness is part of the healing process and will disappear in 6 to 12 months without a sign. However, if acne lesions develop repeatedly in the same area, then the healing takes place abnormally leaving behind a permanent scar.
Ice pick scars are sharp, narrow and go deep into the subcutaneous layer. In this case, the skin looks like it has been picked with an ice pick and hence the name.
Boxcar scars leave a deep angular dent in your skin which is quite similar to chickenpox scars. These scars mostly appear when your skin is destroyed due to seriously inflamed acne.
Rolling scars occur when the bands of tissue developed between the skin’s surface and deeper structures begin to pull at the skin, giving the skin a rolling, ‘wavy’ appearance. These scars look like pits or depressions on your skin.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
|Common teenage acne|
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs because of inflammation or infection of the sebaceous glands in the skin. The condition is characterized by pimples, black heads and white heads. Acne is mostly seen on the face, neck, back or upper arms.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
If you or your teenager has an acne problem I can help with clearing that acne with effective and affordable acne treatments and take home products. Make your appointment on-line.