POREspective https://www.porespective.com Stay Clear Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:54:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Fitness Model Gets Clear and Lands Magazine Cover https://www.porespective.com/fitness-model-gets-clear-skin/ Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:54:52 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=15477 The post Fitness Model Gets Clear and Lands Magazine Cover appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>

fitness model gets acne free with POREspective

Brooke Stacey’s Secret to an Acne-Free Lifestyle

We love our client Brooke Stacey’s passion for sports and the outdoors and her physical transformation through hard work in the gym and dedication to clean eating on http://www.brookestacey.com.

Here’s what Brooke has to say about her experience following the POREspective home care, diet and lifestyle plan to clear her acne:

I was referred to POREspective by both my gynecologist and dermatologist after 5 years of constant breakouts and a round of Accutane that never completely cleared me.

As a fitness model, I had gotten into the habit of doing spray tans and having airbrush makeup applied during photo shoots, and hadn’t realized that both were breaking me out. Also, I was using what I thought was the best makeup, hair products, and skin care products on the market without realizing they contained pore-clogging ingredients.

Within 8 weeks of working with POREspective, I had “graduated” with clear skin; 6 months later at the launch party for my first Oxygen magazine cover, I was still clear and the clearest I’ve been in over 5 years.

POREspective’s in-clinic acne treatments, discontinuing acne-causing whey protein powders and supplements, and the addition of a POREspective skin care routine has helped me get and stay acne-free.

I am thrilled with my new complexion, and getting ready in the morning is so easy now because I don’t have to layer on the concealer. I can sweat it out in the gym and not have to worry about getting any new breakouts.

 

Thank you, POREspective!

Get to Know Brooke Stacey

Beauty tip: “Always wash your face and moisturize before bed. And always wear sunscreen!”
Makeup mantra: “Less is more! Accentuate your beautiful features with as little make up as possible.”
Favorite exercise: “Free weights doing squats.”
Favorite dinner before a photo shoot: “Steeping Room in Austin. Their Buda Bowl is delicious and nutritious!”
Cuisine quirk: “I don’t care for pasta at all – never have!”
Daily indulgence: “Morning coffee with as much fat-free, French vanilla creamer as my heart desires!”
Beauty idol: “Marissa Miller – Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.”
Favorite shoe: “Valentino Rock Studs, any color!”
Favorite vacation spot: “Mexico, Hawaii and Colorado! It’s always great to get away for the weekend with a change of scenery and climate change.”

Brooke Stacey’s Skin Care Routine

Morning Routine:
Daily Wash
Purifying Toner
Mandelic Serum
approved sunscreen

After Workouts:
On-The-Go Toner Pads

Evening Routine:
Daily Scrub
Purifying Toner
Hydrating Gel
Clearing Gel 2.8
Overnight Treatment

Weekly:
Enzyme Mask

Twice Monthly:
At-Home Peel Pads

Don’t know where to start?
Step 1: Determine your acne type.

Take the FREE quiz

The post Fitness Model Gets Clear and Lands Magazine Cover appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
How to Safely Pop a Pimple https://www.porespective.com/safely-pop-pimple/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:34:35 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=14974 Let’s talk about when it’s okay to pop a pimple. Now, no one is going to walk out of the house with a whitehead that is about to burst. These are the kinds of pimples that are safe to pop, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation. Picking in the morning is not going to work, since makeup will not […]

The post How to Safely Pop a Pimple appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Let’s talk about when it’s okay to pop a pimple. Now, no one is going to walk out of the house with a whitehead that is about to burst. These are the kinds of pimples that are safe to pop, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation.

Picking in the morning is not going to work, since makeup will not sit on a freshly popped pimple. You really have to pop at night.

-Take a hot shower, so your pimples are clean, moist and warm.

-Purchase sterile, single use lancets in the drug store (ask the pharmacist). These should only be used once, and then thrown away to avoid spreading bacteria!

-Stretch the skin. Poke the whitehead with the lancet.

-Begin gently pushing in an in-and-up motion, going around the pimple.

-You’ll find the white blood cells and puss will expel first. Continue gently pushing until you get the seed out or it begins bleeding. STOP!

-Clean the pimple with toner, or this is a great time to do a Peel Pad.

peel-pad

-Once the pimple has stopped bleeding finish with a dab of Overnight Treatment, which contains sulfur and benzoyl peroxide to kill any remaining bacteria.

overnight-treatment-800x800-150dpi-v2

In the morning, the pimple should be healed enough to cover with makeup, and will be fully healed in 2-3 days.

 

For more help on doing Bathroom Surgery, read our blog post here.

 

The post How to Safely Pop a Pimple appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Lisa’s Journey to Clear Skin with POREspective https://www.porespective.com/lisas-journey-clear-skin-porespective-acne-control/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:08:03 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=14871 Lisa’s acne problems began with hormonal teenage acne and worsened with DIY (do it yourself) at-home products. At age 14 she took to Pinterest and became her own kitchen chemist, creating cleansers and lotions made from sunflower oil, shea butter and vegetable glycerin. Like many people, she thought natural meant less harmful to the skin, but that is not always the […]

The post Lisa’s Journey to Clear Skin with POREspective appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Lisa’s acne problems began with hormonal teenage acne and worsened with DIY (do it yourself) at-home products. At age 14 she took to Pinterest and became her own kitchen chemist, creating cleansers and lotions made from sunflower oil, shea butter and vegetable glycerin. Like many people, she thought natural meant less harmful to the skin, but that is not always the case.

Our acne education library has numerous natural ingredients that can damage your skin, causing more clogged pores and pimples than you can ever imagine.  Needless to say, her breakouts became inflamed and her acne-prone skin only got worse.

At age 15, Lisa found our website and ordered one of our starter acne kits.  All of our starter kits come with step-by-step instructions, plus free product samples for your acne type.

Lisa’s journey to clear skin took about 12 weeks. She started with our Blackheads Kit and added our Mandelic Serum for folliculitis on her forehead. She then began using our Hormonal Acne Kit-to-Clear, and now her personalized daily skin care regimen includes:

Lisa’s Morning Acne Skincare Routine

Washing her face with our Daily Wash. A special blend of allantoin and chamomile, Daily Wash is a mild foaming cleanser that leaves the skin completely clean without feeling stripped.

daily-wash-800x800

Icing her acne to decrease inflammation and tone down red, angry pimples.

Applying an alcohol-free toner to keep her skin from drying out. Many over-the-counter acne regimens can make your skin peel and flake.  Our Purifying Toner contains the antimicrobial properties of benzoic and salicylic acid to disinfect acne-prone skin and reduce the appearance of large pores. We recommend you keep it in your gym bag with a supply of cotton pads for an excellent post-workout clean-up. Or, try our new on-the-go Toner Pads which are also perfect for oily and combination skin to control mid-day shine, decongest pores, and reduce breakouts, or for after-workout to remove acne-causing sweat, dirt, and grime.

Lisa then uses our Mandelic Serum to help fade old acne spots. She has found that her pigmentation has faded and her skin texture is much smoother. 

Her final morning skin care step is to use her favorite product, our Daily Moisturizer. One of our most popular products, this is a lightweight moisturizer that reduces the tightness and dryness associated with acne treatments and medications. It also imparts extra hydration when layered under sunscreen or mixed with vitamin A derivatives such as Differin®, Retin-A®, generic tretinoin, and Tazorac® to increase “spreadability.” Daily Moisturizer’s water-light texture leaves a silky matte finish, making it an excellent makeup primer.

Lisa’s Evening Skincare Routine

In the evening, Lisa begins her nighttime skincare regimen with her cleanser and toner, followed by Hydrating Gel to keep her skin hydrated and smooth and protect it from getting dry from her acne medication.

She follows with our Clearing Gel (2.8) with benzoyl peroxide, which helps clear up her skin along with our Overnight Treatment with micronized benzoyl peroxide, which destroys acne-causing bacteria while sulfur breaks down whiteheads and pustules and acts as an antibacterial inside the pores to effectively dry and shrink unsightly pimples overnight.

overnight-treatment-800x800-150dpi-v2

The post Lisa’s Journey to Clear Skin with POREspective appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Avoid the Back-To-School Acne Flare-Up https://www.porespective.com/avoid-the-back-to-school-acne-flare-up/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=1460 Acne tends to flare up with the fall semester, and by the time Thanksgiving arrives your face could be one hot mess. Follow these tips and tricks for an acne-free school year: Avoid a high-carb diet. This means no white sugar, white potatoes, or white flour. Instead, choose beans and sweet potatoes, and eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. […]

The post Avoid the Back-To-School Acne Flare-Up appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Acne tends to flare up with the fall semester, and by the time Thanksgiving arrives your face could be one hot mess.

Follow these tips and tricks for an acne-free school year:

Avoid a high-carb diet.
This means no white sugar, white potatoes, or white flour. Instead, choose beans and sweet potatoes, and eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Above all else, steer clear of beer!

Get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Being tired stresses the body, raises your cortisol levels and aggravates acne.

Don’t cram for exams.
Study a little every day to avoid stressing out before your test.

And while you’re studying…
Don’t touch your face. Try putting band-aids on the tips of both index fingers to stop mindless skin picking.

Leave that baseball cap at home.
“Acne mechanica” is acne caused by dirty caps rubbing against sweaty foreheads.

Don’t pick at your acne.
Instead, roll an ice cube over the zit as soon as you notice it. The ice will help bring it to the surface or make it calm down and go away.

But if you must pick, do it the right way.
Make sure the zit is really ready with a white head before attempting to pop it. Read our step-by-step instructions for what we fondly call “Bathroom Surgery.”

Stick to a good skin care routine.
Make sure to pack products with benzoyl peroxide to keep in your gym locker or take to college with you. Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) is the most effective ingredient for killing acne bacteria on-site, and if you really want to get serious start on our Teen Acne Kit for a complete, no-brainer home care routine. If you have back acne, also use our specially formulated Clearing Scrub that is strong enough to penetrate the thicker skin of the back and chest, leaving your skin clear from head to toe!

 

Check out our entire line of acne products
and get clear, once and for all!

The post Avoid the Back-To-School Acne Flare-Up appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
The Acne Diaries: “How 3 Estheticians Fought Their Acne — & Won” on Refinery29 https://www.porespective.com/the-acne-diaries-how-three-women-fought-and-won/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 22:45:40 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=12730 Name: Alissa Chasen. Occupation: Esthetician, founder of POREspective skin clinic and products. The Acne Trigger: Going off birth control. What Finally Worked: Changing her diet, never picking, and finding a product cocktail that worked. “In high school, I always had one ‘monster’ zit that I’m sure was caused by hormones. But then when I was 17, I started taking birth-control pills […]

The post The Acne Diaries: “How 3 Estheticians Fought Their Acne — & Won” on Refinery29 appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
The Acne Diaries

Alissa Acne Diaries

Name: Alissa Chasen.
Occupation: Esthetician, founder of POREspective skin clinic and products.
The Acne Trigger: Going off birth control.
What Finally Worked: Changing her diet, never picking, and finding a product cocktail that worked.

“In high school, I always had one ‘monster’ zit that I’m sure was caused by hormones. But then when I was 17, I started taking birth-control pills and didn’t have many problems until I got off of them when I was in my early 20s. Then, my face completely exploded! I started seeing a dermatologist for weekly cortisone injections and chemical peels, but it never really settled down, so I immediately got back on birth-control pills and it cleared up again pretty soon.

“In my mid-30s, my husband and I wanted to try to have a baby, so I discontinued my birth-control pills after taking them almost non-stop for 15 years, and my face exploded again. So here I was, selling an acne drug to dermatologists [Chasen was then a pharmaceutical rep for acne products], and showing up for sales calls with a face full of acne. The dermatologists who were my clients all had their suggestions on how to get me clear, from Retin-A to oral antibiotics, but nothing really worked and I didn’t want to go on Accutane. I had spent years reading medical journals and clinical studies, and working with some of the best doctors in the country, but nobody could get me clear. That’s when I enrolled in an esthetics program, received my license, and opened an acne clinic in Texas.

“The first two years of practicing, I was creating a small sample size of my own clinical study, just like the ones I had read about in medical journals. I started using different products through trial and error, first on myself and then on my clients.

THE DERMATOLOGISTS WHO WERE MY CLIENTS ALL HAD THEIR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO GET ME CLEAR…BUT NOTHING REALLY WORKED. -ALISSA CHASEN

“I got clear with an approach that is pretty uncommon: using strong medical-grade topical products, which I call my ‘clearing combos’: an exfoliating serum and a prescription benzoyl peroxide. Then, I built on that…by eating clean and living clean. That meant no dairy, no peanuts, no seaweed, no sugar, and no gluten. Staying aware of everything that comes in contact with your problem areas — cell phones, makeup and brushes, pillowcases, your partner’s facial hair, your hand cream — is also very important.

“My approach is to pull out the chemicals (what I call the “big guns”) on your face and then get really clean internally. It’s worked for myself and 100% of the clients that have come to me, as long as they are willing to follow the program religiously. I avoid use of antibiotics at all costs because of a real concern with antibiotic resistance.

“[My advice] is don’t pick. It never goes well. Ever. Once you start picking your skin, it gets completely out of control. I am a master extractor, doing extractions all day every day, but I never pick my own skin. That’s because I can’t see it as well on myself as I can see it under the magnifying lamp, and also because of the emotional component.

“Know that you are not alone. There are lots of ways to get clear. I always suggest trying topicals and a clean diet first. You can always go stronger, but why kill a fly with a shotgun?”

Read more from “The Acne Diaries” on Refinery29.com

The post The Acne Diaries: “How 3 Estheticians Fought Their Acne — & Won” on Refinery29 appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
My POREspective by Kati B. https://www.porespective.com/porespective-katie-b/ Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:25:23 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=14195 My POREspective 16 weeks to clear skin Kati B. from Lockhart, Texas Kati’s Story My freshman year at The University of Texas is when I first started to notice my acne. I had acne in high school, but normally just a few breakouts here and there. As my acne started to worsen, I decided to see the university doctor and […]

The post My POREspective by Kati B. appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>

My POREspective Katie B.

My POREspective

16 weeks to clear skin
Kati B. from Lockhart, Texas

Kati’s Story

My freshman year at The University of Texas is when I first started to notice my acne. I had acne in high school, but normally just a few breakouts here and there.

As my acne started to worsen, I decided to see the university doctor and I was immediately prescribed antibiotics and Retin-A on my first visit.

Antibiotic prescription container open.

Antibiotics prescribed for acne

I made several appointments with a dermatologist and after my initial appointment, I was prescribed the same thing.

So I went on antibiotics and Retin-A and stayed on them for two years. During the first year and a half my face was pretty clear, but I still continued to have a few breakouts more often than I would like. For the remaining half a year, I used antibiotics off and on because I didn’t feel they were effective anymore and also felt sick every time I took them.

I then decided to stop taking antibiotics all together, but my face became inflamed and filled with breakouts very quickly. My face hurt terribly from the breakouts and I also felt very self conscious going anywhere; especially when meeting people.

So my parents then suggested I try seeing an acupuncturist. I went a few times for acupuncture. I also took Chinese medicine and cut out all dairy products, but this did not really seem to help either.

3-accupuncture

 

I then decided to go back to the dermatologist, but this time was prescribed Accutane and birth control. I remember leaving the dermatologist office in tears because I did not want to go on these powerful drugs and felt my acne would never go away.

A Roche Holding AG's Accutane acne pill package is photographed in a pharmacy in Wilmette, Illinois on Friday, November 19, 2004. Concerns for the drug was expressed by FDA medical reviewer David Graham who told a U.S. Senate panel that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should scrutinize the drug's side effects. Photographer: Tannen Maury/ Bloomberg News

Inspired to look for another option, I started searching for other ways to cure acne and happened upon Alissa’s website. I found POREspective but had to wait to get in. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first because I felt like I had tried many things and nothing was working, but I decided to give Alissa a shot before going on Accutane.

I must say I am so glad I did give POREspective a chance, because Alissa has completely cleared my skin. It’s literally a miracle to me that I am acne free!!! My friends and family are always complimenting my skin now because of Alissa. I am so thankful for her and her passion to help people get clear. She has helped me love myself more than ever. I feel a lot more self-confident because of her.

So if you have any reservations, I would urge to you give POREspective a chance. Alissa is so understanding and great to work with. She will do everything possible to get you clear and I promise if you follow what she says and push through her skin care regiment you will have glowing skin too. Thank you Alissa! -Kati B., Lockhart, Texas

Alissa Chasen

Licensed-esthetician and creator of POREspective

Kati started on POREspective’s Teen Acne Kit and strengthened to Clearing Gel 5.0 then 10.0 to get clear in 16 weeks.

5-teen-acne-kit

Lifestyle Changes
Kati was using Bare Minerals Matte, a shampoo with five pore-clogging ingredients (sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium chloride, algae extract and wheat germ oil), a conditioner with almond and olive oil, and a conditioner with decyl oleate and algae extract. I recommended she switch to Bare Minerals Original and purchase shampoo and conditioner from our “products we love” list.

7-shampoo-cause-acne

She was also picking at her skin both mindlessly and on purpose, so I recommended band-aids and keeping her hands away from face.  One trick I recommend is wearing band aids on the pointer fingers, which tend to lightly scratch the skin and act as a reminder to stay away from mindless touching.

BAND-AID(R) Brand Adhesive Bandages partners with renowned designer Cynthia Rowley to launch limited-edition "Dress-Up" Adhesive Bandages. (PRNewsFoto/BAND-AID(R) Brand Adhesive Bandages)

Like a skincare sleuth, I asked Kati many questions about the products she uses and what her day-to-day activities involve. There are a surprising amount of changes that can be made to help keep acne under control.

For example, she was using Mrs. Meyer’s fabric softener with coconut oil which can exacerbate skin issues.

11-meyers washer

Note: I also recommended that she discontinue all fabric softeners and dryers sheets, since they leave an acne-causing residue on pillowcases and towels.

   

Healthy Diet Alternatives

Kati was also eating yogurt and drinking cow’s milk, so I recommended trying almond milk without carrageenan and sheep’s or goat’s yogurt.

12-a-almond-milk

Water wave

At the time, Kati was living in a rural area in a home that has a water softener, so I recommended using a toner after each contact with water to remove potassium chloride that is added to her water supply that is causing acne. Kati was using the Purifying Toner in the Teen Acne Kit.

We recently launched our On-the-Go Toner Pads which work well too. They are excellent for on-the-go cleaning and perfect for oily and combination skin to control mid-day shine, decongest pores, and reduce breakouts.

 

The post My POREspective by Kati B. appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
A Beauty Blogger’s “Skin Wizard” https://www.porespective.com/beauty-blogger-skin-wizard/ Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:33:53 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=12205 We love our client Lauren Kelp’s mission to encourage thoughtful living without the pressure of being perfect through her gorgeous and inspiring site, www.laurenkelp.com. Here’s what Lauren has to say about her experience following the POREspective® home care, diet and lifestyle plan to clear her acne: POREspective® changed my life! My skin made me afraid to speak up in meetings […]

The post A Beauty Blogger’s “Skin Wizard” appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
lauren kelp testimonial

We love our client Lauren Kelp’s mission to encourage thoughtful living without the pressure of being perfect through her gorgeous and inspiring site, www.laurenkelp.com.

Here’s what Lauren has to say about her experience following the POREspective® home care, diet and lifestyle plan to clear her acne:

POREspective® changed my life! My skin made me afraid to speak up in meetings because I didn’t want people looking at my face. I caked on makeup, and I would almost never have my picture taken because of how it would make me feel. 

Since I live in Chicago, I scheduled a Virtual Consultation. Alissa Chasen, the brains behind the brand, was my Acne Care Consultant and incredibly empathetic. She knew what I was going through, and really worked to educate me and develop a customized home care and diet program that would work for my lifestyle. 

For someone who has tried every home remedy, prescription pill and acne regimen there is, nothing got to the root of the issue and fixed my acne permanently like POREspective®.

Alissa and POREspective® are the absolute best! I am so proud of my skin now. Thank you, Alissa, for changing my life!

Read Lauren Kelp’s article about getting clear in “Acne, At-Home Peel Pads, and My Skin Wizard”

The post A Beauty Blogger’s “Skin Wizard” appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Are Aggressive Skin Peels Worth It? https://www.porespective.com/are-aggressive-skin-peels-worth-it/ Sat, 28 May 2016 19:23:03 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=11846 A reporter from the St. Louis paper asked if aggressive peels (also know as medium, deep or dermal level peels) are worth it. As a licensed esthetician, acne expert and 45 year old woman dealing with the dreaded combination of acne and aging skin, I have administered as well as personally experienced these aggressive peels, so I think I’m well-versed on this subject. In […]

The post Are Aggressive Skin Peels Worth It? appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
deep chemical peel

A reporter from the St. Louis paper asked if aggressive peels (also know as medium, deep or dermal level peels) are worth it. As a licensed esthetician, acne expert and 45 year old woman dealing with the dreaded combination of acne and aging skin, I have administered as well as personally experienced these aggressive peels, so I think I’m well-versed on this subject.

In the end, the answer for me is “you couldn’t pay me to do an aggressive peel.” Why? Because I don’t think the pain, recovery or downtime is worth the improvement in skin texture or increase in collagen. Deep chemical peels require a full week of isolating yourself, avoiding the sun, skipping regular home care, and avoiding exercise, not to mention the pain involved requiring a spray bottle of water kept in the refrigerator to cool and calm the skin and maximum doses of Advil or painkillers. It’s like being in the torture chamber.

Recovery from deep peels requires taking time off work (because the skin is peeling off in sheets and unsightly), skipping exercise (because sweat can get trapped under the peeled skin, causing sweat bubbles to form), and, if you’re acne-prone. taking a break from home care products that are keeping the pores clear, thus causing a post-peel acne flareup.Instead,

I recommend light peels to “chip away” at acne, aging and pigmentation done bi-weekly (every 2 weeks), at home or in the clinic, over a 6 month period. Doing light peels more often gives the same results as one big, deep peel without the isolation, pain, downtime or interruption in routine.

 

The post Are Aggressive Skin Peels Worth It? appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Why Accutane Doesn’t Work https://www.porespective.com/why-accutane-doesnt-work/ Mon, 16 May 2016 13:33:59 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=11701 Today Allure.com posted an article on the pros and cons of Accutane, but forgot the most important point: it doesn’t always work. I’ve seen clients who have been on Accutane up to 4 times who are still breaking out, and what seems to be happening is they get clear during the process but then their acne flares up again within […]

The post Why Accutane Doesn’t Work appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
pros-and-cons-of-accutane

Today Allure.com posted an article on the pros and cons of Accutane, but forgot the most important point: it doesn’t always work.

I’ve seen clients who have been on Accutane up to 4 times who are still breaking out, and what seems to be happening is they get clear during the process but then their acne flares up again within a year of discontinuing the drug.

It’s so frustrating, but at some point we have to start realizing that Accutane is not the “bullseye” it’s made out to be.

Accutane appears to work really well on oily teenage boys who have inflamed acne on at least 30% of their body (face, chest, back), but for some reason women don’t seem to get the lasting benefits of Accutane that men do.

My #1 advice for anyone who is taking Accutane is to start topical products within 3 months of discontinuation to extend the benefits of the drug as long as possible, and we’ve created a Starter Kit exactly for this patient type.

#‎acne‬ ‪

#‎accutane‬ ‪

#‎failure‬ ‪

#‎allure‬ ‪

#‎porespective‬ ‪

 

The post Why Accutane Doesn’t Work appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Acne-Free In Time for Prom https://www.porespective.com/acne-free-in-time-for-prom/ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.porespective.com/?p=1442 Whether you have severe acne, mild acne, or are prone to random breakouts, here are the best products and tips that you should start using now for a flawless complexion come the big night. What’s important to know is that there are more steps to clear skin than just washing your face. Exfoliating, a light sunscreen that won’t break you […]

The post Acne-Free In Time for Prom appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>
Acne-Free In Time for Prom

Acne-Free In Time for Prom

Whether you have severe acne, mild acne, or are prone to random breakouts, here are the best products and tips that you should start using now for a flawless complexion come the big night.

What’s important to know is that there are more steps to clear skin than just washing your face. Exfoliating, a light sunscreen that won’t break you out, and an acne medicine gentle enough for your skin type should also be a part of your daily routine.

Cleansers

Make it a rule to never fall asleep with makeup from the day still on your face, no matter how tired you are! Rid your face of all that grime from the school day and use nighttime as opportunity to clean out your pores. Dirt and oil that penetrate deep into the pores can turn even a little blackhead into a big, giant zit.

If you have red, angry, inflamed acne:
Stay away from harsh scrubs—you don’t want to irritate your skin.

Recommendations: POREspective Daily Wash 

If you have under-the-skin, pebbly looking acne:
Choose an acne-cleansing scrub with polyeurethane beads or benzoyl peroxide to help treat and prevent pimples while getting rid of dead skin cells to encourage acne to come to the surface.

Recommendation: POREspective Daily Scrub

Exfoliation

Using a beta-hydroxy acid in the morning unblocks those acne-prone follicles and sloughs off the red spots from old acne lesions. Salicylic acid is the best exfoliation for teen acne because it’s anti-bacterial.

Recommendation: POREspective Salicylic Serum

Oil-Free Hydrating Moisturizer

Don’t leave home without applying a moisturizer to soften flaking caused by strong acne products.

Recommendation: POREspective Daily Moisturizer

Nighttime Acne Medicine

Benzoyl peroxide is the way to go, but don’t buy it at the drugstore. Over-the-counter acne treatments contain laureth-4, isopropyl myristate and a bunch of other pore-clogging ingredients that aren’t going to help your acne. Look for a medical-grade or prescription-based benzoyl peroxide gel, start using it slowly (every other night), and increase the strength every six weeks until your skin is clear.

Recommendation: POREspective Clearing Gel (2.8, 5.0 and 10.0) 

Four rules to achieve healthy clear skin for prom:

  1. Do not pick at your acne. This puts bacteria from your fingers to your face, pushes the acne plug deeper into your skin and causes red spots and scarring.
  2. Do not tan in tanning beds or use a spray tan. Tanning beds make your red spots worse, and the chemicals in spray tans are comedogenic and actually cause acne. Think of Edward and Bella–go pale to prom!
  3. Use oil-free, non-comedogenic makeup and avoid liquid foundation. Loose mineral powder will never break you out.
  4. See an esthetician who specializes in acne to jump start your home care routine with a deep-pore cleaning treatment, extractions, and a purifying acne peel.

The post Acne-Free In Time for Prom appeared first on POREspective
.

]]>