Nobody likes having acne.
It’s unsightly, and a breakout can drain the confidence of teenagers and adults alike.
What’s more, acne can become infected and leave you with acne scars.
Fortunately, dermatologists have spent years devising treatments and strategies to prevent and treat acne.
Many of these facial treatments for acne are highly effective and can be done in a spa or the comfort of your own home.
If you want to control acne, one of the first steps you can take is to get a set of acne extractor tools.
These are metal rods with a loop or a small half sphere with a hole in the center, a little less long than your outstretched hand.
Using them enables you to extract blackheads and whiteheads more efficiently, without risking infection.
An even better alternative is a suction-powered extraction machine that can remove acne and limit inflammation to the immediate area surrounding the pore.
Pore strips are another ideal way to remove both blackheads and whiteheads.
You’re probably more familiar with one-use strips.
If you want to get the maximum effectiveness, however, try a three-step pore strip.
It takes longer, but it also gets rid of more acne.
A cleansing toner can help stop acne before it starts.
Cleansing toners are formulated to help keep bacteria out of your pores, and most of them also contain an exfoliating ingredient to help slough off dead skin cells.
While many cleansing toners are on sale at your local drug store, you can also make your own with some simple ingredients you probably have lying around the house.
An exfoliant scrub is another great way to prevent acne from forming.
These scrubs prevent dead skin cells from clogging pores and wash away any dirt already trapped.
If you like exfoliant scrubs, you may also want to try a microdermabrasion treatment, which is essentially a high-strength exfoliant scrub.
While there are home versions, your best bet is to get a microdermabrasion done by estheticians at a spa like Jiva Spa Toronto.
Microdermabrasion treatments actually strip away the outermost layer of your skin, taking all the dirt and dead skin cells with it.
Fresh, healthy new skin takes its place.
Many people like to use a mask to help treat acne.
In addition to getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads, a mask also allows lets nutrients soak into your skin, revitalizing it.
When selecting (or making) a mask, be sure to select ingredients that have cleansing and anti-bacterial properties, such as apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil.
You’ll also want to make sure the mask has a mineral-rich ingredient.
Bentonite clay is often a good choice.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto
If there’s one skin problem everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives, it’s acne.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto to set up an appointment to eradicate your acne today.
Our estheticians will select the perfect procedure to remove your whiteheads and make sure your skin stays clean and clear.
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Toronto, ON M5S 1X4
Jiva Spa is a health and beauty spa, conveniently located in the heart of The Annex in Toronto. Specialising in anti-aging, acne, facials, aesthetics, and medi-spa services. Contact Jiva Spa.