The worst acne treatments and the most ridiculous mistakes that can make breakouts worse

It’s horrible to wake up in the morning with an acne breakout, but it’s even worse to use an acne treatment that aggravates the breakout even further!

Sometimes acne treatments actually do the opposite of what they promise, making them a waste of time and money.

So, here are the Do’s and Don’ts with acne treatments: from the worst to the best.

Why do some acne treatments work and some make your skin break out more?

We all have different skin, which can react to acne treatments in different ways. There are five different ‘skin types’ – oily, dry, sensitive, combination, and normal – that act as a guide when buying skincare products. Usually, brands market their products to people within these five categories, however, it’s not as black and white as this may seem.

Oily skin is generally more prone to spots. This is because the excess oil in the skin (sebum) clumps together with dead skin cells and clogs pores. The pores then swell and push out the contents from under the skin, which forms a spot on the surface.

Many acne treatments are targeted at oily skin and focus on clearing out the pores and removing dead skin cells from the surface.

It may appear as if acne treatments are making your skin break out even more for the first few days or weeks of their use. This is due to a necessary process called purging.

Purging is when your skin expels all of the dirt and dead skin cells stored inside pores and on the surface. Most acne treatments work by unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells, therefore they bring everything to the surface to clear out the skin. It’s an annoying but often inevitable first phase of acne treatments that should be taken as a good sign – the calm before the storm.

Purging includes whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, cysts and sometimes peeling. Normally, it does not last for a long time and clears itself, leaving behind fresh and smooth skin.

Acne treatments usually give a disclaimer that purging may occur. If purging persists longer than a few weeks, it may be a sign that this acne treatment is not for you. Purging is always temporary.

It’s therefore important to know what skin type you have and make an informed decision about which products you buy. We all react differently to each product, but skincare companies are great at detailing exactly what their products do and for which types of skin they will be the most effective.

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Why DIY acne treatments do not work?

Most DIY acne treatments are more often than not a waste of time and effort. Sadly, they can cause more harm than good.

Household ingredients like toothpaste, lemon, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and witch hazel (to name a few) are sometimes claimed on the internet to be effective anti-acne treatments. However, they will never give you the lasting results you want; prevention, clear-up and cure of acne breakouts.

Skincare products and acne treatments use scientifically formulated ingredients and chemicals that specifically function to counteract skin problems. They contain tested ingredients and have proven results. Using acne treatments is therefore the best option – let skincare experts do their job!

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The best acne treatment facials that actually get rid of acne!

Acne treatment facials are the best way to actually get rid of your acne and to see immediate results. The best acne facial treatments are Vitamin A infusions and chemical peels.

Vitamin A infusions for acne help to speed up the healing of breakouts and prevent the formation of acne in the future by going deep below the surface and increasing cell turnover. They are great for supporting the skin’s immune functions and give the skin a healthy radiant glow.

Chemical peels for acne unclog pores to prevent future breakouts by removing the top layer of the skin. They also help to lighten dark spots and create a smooth skin texture and tone.

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Vitamin A infusions versus chemical peels. Which one is right for me?

Dermoi! offer bespoke at-home acne facial treatments. The Osmosis acne healing treatment and the iS Clinical acne healing peel are the two are the best facial treatments for acne scars and cystic acne.

Both treatments take approximately one hour and dermoi! recommend having up to six treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart. You will have visibly clearer skin even after the first session.

Vitamin A Infusion:

The Osmosis acne healing treatment is an intensive holistic treatment for total skin health. It’s targeted at people with acne-prone and oily skin and helps to reduce acne scarring and prevent future breakouts.

Combining active powders and 2% vitamin A infusion, the osmosis acne healing treatment reconditions the epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) and restores the hydro-lipid balance (the skin’s moisture barrier).

This vitamin A infusion is the best acne scar treatment because it revitalises the skin through galvanic technology, ultrasound stimulation, LED light therapy, and vibrating massage. These treatments stimulate cell production and boost blood circulation, which instantly brightens and evens the skin.

Thus, the osmosis acne healing treatment is the best facial treatment to remove cystic acne, acne scars and to reduce inflammation!

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Chemical Peel Treatment

The iS Clinical acne healing peel is a technologically advanced treatment for breakout-prone skin formulated with pharma-grade ingredients which are 95-98% botanically derived.

This acne treatment is a facial peel for acne with a three-step exfoliation process. It combines papaya and pineapple enzymes with a potent clinical-level grade of glycolic acid to exfoliate the skin.

This chemical peel is great for increasing cell turnover, reducing acne scarring and hyperpigmentation, helping to remove the excess sebum that causes spots, and stimulating collagen production. It uses similar technology to the osmosis vitamin A infusion that will leave you with healthy and glowing skin!

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Tailored-to-you acne treatments are the best place to start

If you are struggling to decide which acne treatment facial is the best for you, dermoi! offers tailored-to-you at-home acne treatments.

Following a consultation and skin analysis with your therapist, you will be prescribed a combination of advanced signature peels that work together to target your specific skin concern.

Head over to dermoi!’s website here to learn more about their PCA Skin Bespoke Signature Peel.


Author: Megan Kerr