Let Acne be Gone - Sanctuary Spa & Skin Care

February 4, 2023

Acne is something we should never have to face again after our teenage years, much like our very first heartbreak. Both should be laid to rest. Forever.

We agree, yet adult onset acne is a common and frustrating skin condition we see our client’s face at our Long Beach Spa. What exactly causes adult onset acne?   Well, the culprit is the first thing that caused acne when we were teenagers – unbalanced hormones.

Yet, there are external things we can do to manage and often entirely eliminate acne conditions. However, while the main cause is the same, the solution to manage it is not. Most acne products targeted to teens are geared towards their oily skin. The same treatments don’t often work for drier adult skin.

At Sanctuary Spa Long Beach, we create individualized programs for our clients, but here are some common tips for everyone.

  1. Choose a gentle cleanser. Avoid using harsh, rough cleansers with any type of beads and granules. One of our favorites is the Guinot Bioxygene Cleansing Foam, which is a paraban and soap free cleanser that actually improves the oxidization of the skin.
  1. Choose a retinol-based cream. Our favorite is the Epicuren Retinol that combines Vitamin A and Glycolic Acid that reduces any acne scarring as well as fine lines.
  1. Book facials often. A good rule of thumb is to treat yourself to a facial every 4-6 weeks to keep your pores clean. Regular facials also reduce the skin’s aging process.

Now you will feel and look like your flawless teenage self.


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