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Finding Hydration for Acne Prone Skin.

A lot of my first time clients will come into my treatment room for a facial Nashville, lamenting about dry skin and frequent breakouts. A light moisturizer just doesn’t cut it. When using a heavier moisturizer to treat the dryness, however, causes the skin to breakout so they stop using a moisturizer altogether. Well, you guessed it... the skin is dry again and the breakouts remain. And so the cycle continues. 

While the road to clear skin isn’t always smooth sailing, it’s important to understand how to stop tipping the scales one way or another. First, get a facial Nashville, to extract the congestion and figure out what kind of skin you have and what it needs. Oily skin that is dehydrated can cause just as many problems as clogging the pores with a heavier moisturizer. When the skin isn’t properly moisturized it goes into panic mode and over produces oil to compensate. A heavier moisturizer often has pore clogging ingredients unfit for a breakout prone or acne prone client. This is when it’s important to find balance in keeping the skin hydrated without clogging the pores. 

My answer to this is (often) a light, non-pore clogging moisturizer with a water-based serum. Simple enough? It kind of is. This is often a simple solution to having hydrated skin without all of the congestion. Always be weary of pore clogging ingredients in all of your products before applying, and when you're in for your facial Nashville be sure to ask your skin care professional what products would be right for your skin type.

While its important to drink plenty of water throughout the day to hydrate your cells, it is also important to remember that the skin is an organ and is in fact, the LAST ORGAN to even receive water. Feeding the skin hydration topically is the fastest way to achieve radiant results.

THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULD NOT DRINK WATER.

Just had to mention that. 

xoxo,
KC Van de Merkt
Lead Licensed Esthetician