4 Not-So-Scary Skin Conditions and Treatments
There are fewer things more shocking than waking up to look in the mirror and noticing something different about the skin’s appearance. Often the changes in the temperature or an increase in daily stresses can result in the skin reacting in very odd and frankly frightening ways.
Maybe you notice a series of breakouts, a dark spot, or a new line that didn’t seem to be there before. Information is power; In this blog, we discuss four common areas of heightened concern- sensitive or acne-prone skin, aging skin, dry skin, and melasma or pigmentation issues. For each of these common skin conditions, we’ve listed the most common treatments, though we always recommend a personalized skin consultation for every client.
There is no reason to fear after all. Let’s dive in.
Sensitive and Acne-prone
Prescription acne treatments are often quite harsh; the effects of retinoid reactions are real and often result in dryness, peeling, and redness. Instead, we aim to heal the skin’s root issues with gentle yet effective ingredients and services.
|Blemish control||Environ Cool Peels or the Comfort Calm Essential Facial|
Treatments like a professional cool peel are designed to cleanse and treat skin with the best products, with professional tools and care. Teenage and adult acne must be treated with care and considering all elements of the client’s lifestyle.
Scarring doesn’t have to be forever. A professional microneedling treatment schedule can aim to treat the skin’s natural repair mechanisms (i.e. collagen production) so that over time, the skin appears smoother.
|Daily care for Acne-prone skin||Clarity+ Environ products|
|Daily Care for Acne + Aging Skin||Vita-Peptide C Quence Serums 1-4 plus Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturizer 1-4 and Eye Gel|
Consistency is vital for any skincare routine, especially for those with problematic skin. The Clarity+ line was designed especially for younger problematic skin types, though doesn’t exclude use by adults. The products are filled with vitamin-rich nutrients and researched-back ingredients like salicylic acid to combat factors that contribute to acne like clogged pores.
The Vita-Peptide products are designed for aging skin but also nourish problematic skin with their formulas rich in vitamins, peptides, and antioxidants. For adults with problematic skin, the Vita-Peptide C Quence moisturizers, serums, and eye gel, are often the best option.
|Exfoliate dead skin cells, gently||Hydrating Clay Masque|
For sensitive or oily-type skin, exfoliating away dead skin cells regularly remains an important part of one’s skincare routine. While exfoliating should be effective at shedding away dead skin and small irritant particles, it shouldn’t bother the skin. The gentle, yet effective formula in the Hydrating Clay Masque serves to remove unwanted dead skin while hydrating the smooth skin underneath.
More on Masques here: “Masks and Exfoliants: Love Your Skin All Year”
|Calm and soothe the skin on the outside||Vita-enriched Colostrum Gel|
|Nourish skin from the inside||Skin Accumax Skin Vitamins for problem skin|
Uniquely formulated with high levels of skin-supporting Vitamins A, C, E, plus DIM (diindolylmethane) found in cruciferous vegetables, this power-packed vitamin supplement pack can complement your daily skincare routine.
In our blog, “Epigenetics, Telomere Length, and What We Know About Aging” we explored the science behind aging skin. By caring for the skin’s complex needs at is ages, you can maintain the look of glowing, healthy skin over a lifetime.
|Dull skin tone or age spots/pigmentation||Youth Reset Essential Facial or Youth Renew Cool Peel|
|Thin-looking, sagging skin||Microneedling promotes the skin’s natural healing process, triggering collagen production.|
|Daily Care||Environ’s Vitamin A “Step-Up” Moisturizer Program with Youth EssentiA Products|
|Prevent lines and wrinkles||Concentrated Retinol Serums 1-3; pair with your Environ moisturizer|
|Prevent all signs of aging||Use Sunscreen Daily|
|Nourish skin from the inside||Youth Biome Skin Vitamins|
|This specialized vitamin complex is filled with good bacteria and highly potent vitamin C, starting the process of glowing skin from the inside.|
Melasma and Hyperpigmentation
Many experience melasma, or dark patches on the face or body that don’t match the overall tone. Hormones and stress are often one of the culprits for this common condition. Pigmentation, similarly, is typically a result of sun damage, hormones, and genetics. Enhancing your natural skin tone is possible with specialized care. Formulas utilizing Vitamin C as well as antioxidants and peptides work in synergy to improve the overall look of skin tone. Treating melasma doesn’t need to involve abuse to the skin like bleaching or harsh products. A consultation is always recommended to individualize your plan of care.
Treatments for pigmentation (for all skin tones) will likely include:
- Radiance Reveal Essential Facial
- Vibrant C-Cool Peel
- Microneedling Treatment
- Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream moisturizer
- Vita Botanical Mela-Face Serum A & B (pair with Mela-Even Cream)
- Skin Complete Vitamin Supplements
What if staying hydrated isn’t enough? Dry skin often appears dull, flaky, and itchy and is commonly irritated. It might also feel tight and appear prone to the look of fine lines. Other factors to dry skin include environment, skin type, moisture balance, diet, stress, sleep, and much more. To combat dry skin, take a holistic approach with the following possible recommendations:
- Moisture Boost Facial or Moisture Boost Cool Peel
- Vita-Antidant Defence Creme Plus
- HA Intensive Hydrating Serum
- Tri Bio-Botanical Revival Masque (gentle chemical exfoliation)
- Skin Omegas Vitamin Supplements
Undernourished skin is no match for the skin care techniques we employ with our facials, cool peels, and moisturizing products. Your skin will never look dewier with the right individualized skin care plan, no matter what your background, race, age, and skin type.
For more about the Jane Iredale Vitamin Supplements we offer, read our blog, “Vitamins and the Skin.”
For a 1:1 consultation, Let’s get in touch and discuss how we can best serve you on your journey to caring for your best skin ever.
If you liked this blog, stay tuned for more from Corrective Skincare of Southern Nevada
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- Chemical Peel Treatment: The Shocking Benefits That You Might Not Know!
- Hyperpigmentation: Everything You Need to Know.