My skin seems to know that June is Acne Awareness Month because it has flared up with some uncharacteristic blemishes lately. I was lucky and didn’t battle acne in my teens, but now in my 20s I have breakouts from time to time to make up for it. The most effective method of treating and preventing it in my experience has been a diet filled with fruits and vegetables, a dedicated anti-breakout regimen, and the advice of trusted estheticians and dermatologists. I’m not alone in my battle against acne, and because the condition affects 80 percent of the population at some point in their lives, many of your clients probably suffer from blemishes and could benefit from professional expertise. A good way to start is setting the record straight on these top myths, according to Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology:
- Acne goes away after high school.
- Once acne is cleared you can stop all your medications.
- Acne scars are caused by picking.
- Spot treating acne pimples is the best way to clear skin.
Check out our July story about how your spa can help clients beat acne for good and see how the Clear Clinic (New York City) helps clients treat acne effectively.