AFTERCARE AND MAINTENANCE FOR CLEAR, ACNE-FREE SKIN
Aftercare and Maintenance for Clear, Acne-Free Skin
Proper aftercare and maintenance are essential for achieving and maintaining clear, acne-free skin. Nothing is more frustrating than dealing with new pimples or breakouts despite following a diligent skincare routine. Here are some tips to help you maintain clear and blemish-free skin:
Using the Right Products: Use mild, non-comedogenic products specifically designed for acne-prone skin. Non-comedogenic products are less likely to clog pores and cause breakouts. Avoid harsh scrubs or abrasive cleaning tools that can irritate the skin and worsen acne. Check product ingredients to avoid fragrances or alcohol, which can be irritating.
Practice Good Hygiene: While acne and hygiene products may not always be directly related, sweat can contribute to clogged pores and bacterial growth. It is essential to shower and clean your body thoroughly after sweating or engaging in physical activities. Pay particular attention to areas prone to body acne, such as the chest, shoulders, and back.
Moisturize: Contrary to popular belief, even acne-prone skin needs hydration. Skipping moisturizer can lead to dry skin, triggering the production of excess oil and clogging pores. Opt for lightweight, oil-free, or water-based moisturizers to provide the necessary hydration without exacerbating acne.
Limit Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and broad-spectrum protection. Sun exposure can worsen acne and lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Look for oil-free or non-comedogenic sunscreens to avoid clogging pores.
Don’t Pick or Squeeze: Avoid picking or popping acne, as it can cause inflammation, scarring, and potential infection. Let acne heal naturally or seek professional help for safe and effective treatment options.
Seek Professional Help: If over-the-counter treatments and home remedies don’t effectively manage your acne, it may be beneficial to consult a skincare professional or dermatologist. They can provide personalized recommendations and treatments tailored to your specific needs.
QM Medical’s Acne Machine: QM Medical offers a range of non-invasive and painless acne treatments for both facial and body acne. Their treatments utilize advanced technologies to address acne, reduce inflammation, and improve skin texture:
•QM-100+: This treatment utilizes Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to kill acne-causing bacteria, calm inflammation, and reduce excess sebum. It also stimulates collagen production and reduces pore size, resulting in a smoother and more even skin tone.
•OmegaLight(QM-550): Using non-thermal blue and red-light technology, this treatment effectively kills acne-causing bacteria and soothes inflammation, promoting a healthy and natural glow.