Louisa’s Acne Treatment and Blemish Breakout Protocol
Everyone wants to know the best acne treatment and how to clear up acne! But, there is no one acne remedy. However, the following step-by-step process includes acne treatment tips that will address some of the following questions pertaining to teen and hormonal adult acne.
1. Cleanse skin with a paraben free salcylic acid wash such as Beyond Clean Cleanser . Whether you’re an adult or teen with acne, Beyond Clean Cleanser can not only help to gently exfoliate skin, it helps to unclog pores, refines pores and removes makeup – even eye make-up such as mascara.
2. Be sure to remove make-up before bed and exfoliate skin two times a week. Exfoliating is very important because it helps to unclog pores, reduce pore size, fade spots, acne scars and reduce fine lines. You can exfoliate with either: baking soda, or our very popular professional strength, paraben-free Exfoliating Enzyme Powder.
3. Every morning and evening, after cleansing skin, apply an alcohol-free toner that helps balance the pH of oily skin such as paraben-free Soothing Toner. In fact, Soothing Toner balances the pH of all skin types whether oily, normal or dry. There is no other toner that offers the many antioxidant properties found in our professional quality Soothing Toner. When skin is pH balanced, you can prevent breakouts. And it’s only $17.95.
4. IN THE MORNING: After cleansing and toning skin, apply a non-pore-clogging moisturizer such as Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex, then SPF 30 Sunscreen. then make-up. (See excellent make-up tips for naturally camouflaging acne and blemishes in #14 below.)
5. IN THE EVENING: After cleansing and toning, spot dab any blemishes or acne spots with either O24U Hyperoxygenated Serum or Beyond CP with copper peptides, antioxidants, essential minerals (for combination, oily, acne-prone or mature skin). Both products work so choose one or the other.
6. Very important!! Keep face out of the sun as this causes breakouts and enlarged pores. Apply sun screen religiously, rain or shine each day to bounce harsh UV rays away from skin. Choose sunscreen that is formulated for blemish-prone or oily skin. Louisa favorite for teen or adult acne is our 30 SPF Sunscreen by Suntegrity. It’s a nano-particle free sunscreen with antioxdiants and also acts as primer so skin looks smooth and dewy. Apply teeny dots on the forehead, cheeks and chin and blend. Then apply makeup. TIP: When working or exercising outdoors, wear a wide rimmed visor to block suns rays.
7. To shrink pores, and fade acne or blemish scars, twice a week apply Louisa’s popular mask. Mix 2 tbsp plain white yogurt with 1 tsp. FRESH lemon juice. Apply this mask for 30 minutes. It also evens the skin tone, helps fade acne scarring, prevents future breakouts, firms and tightens skin for a face lifting effect.
8. Some DIY ways to help shrink large or severe acne or pimples, dip a Q-tip into some Witch Hazel and dab onto pimples. Flip the Q-tip and dip into Milk of Magnesia. The magnesia dries up the oil, reducing the pimples. Another excellent option is O24U Hyper-Oxygenated Gel with powerful oxygen that kills acne bacteria, and retin A to fade acne scars. Spot dab it onto acne, blemishes or old scars.
9. Another great treatment called Blue light Therapy (DPL IIA) is beneficial for reducing and preventing acne. Check out more information about blue light therapy on our DPL IIA page. Get $100 off when you enter 2999 at checkout.
10. Stick to a low-glycemic diet to help keep blood sugar levels from spiking, preventing excess oil production. When blood sugar spikes, testosterone production increases, causing more oil production AND breakouts. Low-glycemic diets include The Zone, The Mediterranean Diet, The South Beach or Adkins.
Another tip: Before eating carbs, eat two to three bits of protein (nuts, egg, cheese, fish, meat, chicken) BEFORE diving into carbs on your plate. This keeps blood sugar from spiking, thus prevents breakouts. A great tips that REALLY works.
11. Taking omega 3 fatty acids (found in flax seed oil or fish oil capsules) can naturally help balance hormones, reducing breakouts. Take with meals 3 x a day.
12. Tie hair back when exercising or playing sports so soiled hands don’t contaminate hair that falls by the face. Be sure to NEVER touch hands to face unless hands are washed.
13. Using pressed powder to soak up oil can often trap debris and clog skin, causing more breakouts. Use a hair curler roller paper to dab oil from face instead of applying more face powder. Also be sure to clean cell phones regularly with rubbing alcohol or disinfecting wipes.
14. For those who wear make-up: Powder mineral make-up is beneficial for all skin types including those prone to acne or blemish breakouts. I like Mineral Fusion which can be found at most health food stores.
15. Coconut oil has been very effective in hydrating all skin types to help resurface and smooth skin. It also contains natural properties that help “disinfect” skin. Get organinc food grade coconut oil ar any helath food store.
Want help hiding acne scars? The trick is to campuflage with mineral make-up as noted here:
STEP 1: Apply ONE VERY THIN application of mineral makeup powder onto entire face, using a soft buffing, circular motion. Do this with a clean Kabuki brush. Afterwards, if some of the blemishes, mild acne marks, or scars are not camouflaged, then follow Step 2.
STEP 2: DON”T apply another full layer of make-up. Instead, dip a CLEAN, fine tipped eye liner brush into the mineral powder foundation and gently “paint” over each little blemish, acne spot or scar peeking through the first application of mineral makeup. Just bend each spot with the eye liner brush. This camouflage method provides a natural-looking make-up base without looking too heavy. Afterward, spritz your face with Soothing Toner. Pour some Soothing Toner into a small 3 oz. spray bottle to do this. Soothing Toner contains Hyaluronic Acid to help set your makeup for the day and prevent dryness often associated with powder mineral makeup..
Hollywood Beauty Secrets Remedies To The Rescue: Copyright 2009 Louisa Maccan-Graves