Why Acne Is Prevalent In Colorado

“My son washes his face every night. Why is he still breaking out?”

What is the best type of mask to wear and how often should I change it out?

Why do I have acne at age 40?” 

All great questions. So what causes acne and why is it so common in Colorado?

We live in an extremely dry climate and this can cause our cells to become dehydrated. Dead, dry cells build up and clog our pores which causes mild to severe acne. The lack of moisture can also force our sebaceous glands, (our oil producing glands) to over-produce oil which is another leading cause of breakouts. The cold and dryness that comes with cold temperatures can cause inflammation, which is one of the main pathogenic factors for acne formation and the reason we see more breakouts in the winter time.

  • Washing face morning and night is crucial, but so is moisturizing and re-hydrating our skin.  Instinctually we want to “dry-out” a comedone and more often than not that can lead to worse skin conditions and more severe acne.You have to moisturize and hydrate your skin, even when you have active breakouts.
  • Exfoliating is extremely important so we don’t build up layers of dead skin which prevents cleansers and moisturizers from penetrating and doing their job effectively. Removing dead skin cells DAILY is an important factor in raising the efficacy of our products and continuing to force more rapid cellular renewal. 
  • Masks: While cloth masks can make “masking” a little more fun, fashionable and display our personal style, they are ineffective in protecting yourself and others and are absolutely horrible for your skin. Think of it as a filthy, moist filter that’s been collecting bacteria all day and you’re basically burying your face in it. Sound disgusting? It is. Wear a disposable mask and change it out multiples times a day if you are wearing it for long periods of time; especially if you are speaking frequently. 
  • Wipe down your phone! Keep anti-bacterial wipes in your car, at your desk or in your purse and wipe down that cell phone. We put our phones on public counter tops, desks at work, tables at restaurants, public bathrooms and drop them in our purses. Phones are filthy…wipe them down.
  • Change out your pillowcase! Keep extra pillowcases in your nightstand drawer. All of that hair product gets absorbed into our pillowcases and our faces lay in it.
  • Drink lots of water
  • Wash your make-up brushes
  • Quit touching your face
  • Watch your sugar intake
  • Wash your hands often!

Make a commitment to an at-home skincare regimen and follow these guidelines. Research our Anti-acne Treatments Page to find the level and treatment that is right for you. If you would like an in-person consult, please don’t hesitate to call our spa and schedule a complimentary consultation. Don’t hide, avoid mirrors, or cover up your face anymore. We have have helped so many people who felt the same way you do…and we can help you too. 

We are here to help you get your confidence back.  (720) 630-7790