Acne is embarrassing no matter your age. While it’s more accepted to experience problems with acne as a teenager, there are technologies that are available that can help to reduce the number of outbreaks that you experience as an adult. And modern technology is enhancing your body’s ability to fight back! Here are some of the more surprising treatments that are available to help you combat acne with technology.
A chemical peel doesn’t need to be harsh and leave your skin red for days. The point of the chemical peel is to remove the top layer of skin. It can also work to reduce the visibility of old acne scars. Some of these peels can be used in your own home. For harsher types of chemicals, you should have a professional perform them so that you don’t end up with damage to your skin. Salicylic acid and glycolic peels are some of the more commonly used products.
The use of laser therapy has become more prevalent over the years. In particular, red light therapy is being used to treat acne. The light works to destroy the bacteria on your skin which is contributing to your acne outbreaks. Red light therapy can be purchased as part of a spa or beauty parlor package, and you can get a smaller, less powerful device to give yourself a smaller dose at home. Other uses of laser therapy also include helping to remove the scar tissue that may have developed in cases of severe acne. It works in a similar fashion as the chemical peel to remove these layers of skin.
There have always been cleansing treatments to help prevent acne. Some of these treatments are more proactive in nature because they work to stop the formation of clogged pores. Others focus more on repairing scars. An unusual new application of technology to heal acne scars is a microneedling regeneration tool. These small devices work to stimulate your skin with small needle pinpricks, jump-starting your skin’s natural healing process so it can naturally remove acne scars. Talk about ingenious!
Using a facial mask can contribute to the reduction of acne formation. The products function in a similar manner because they work into your skin and clear out all of the bacteria that’s hiding in your pores. But did you know that there are facial steamers that can let you give yourself the benefit of a facial at home? These compact devices will enhance your skin care regimen and let you prime your skin for exfoliation. Another benefit is that they can remove some of the oils that are trapping the bacteria beneath the surface. A facial doesn’t even need to be done on a daily basis unless you suffer from severe acne.
Technologies are being developed that help to control your outbreaks in a more effective manner. Consider using some of these techniques and devices when it comes to taking back your facial skin.
About the author:
Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.