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How to Treat Acne the Korean Way!

How to Treat Acne the Korean Way!

Before we begin, let’s understand the basics of Acne.

So, what exactly is Acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages – yes, all ages! Have you heard of the quote “from pimples to wrinkles” or “you’re too old for acne?”.

Acne is primarily caused by an overproduction of oil in the pores, which can become clogged and then become inflamed. Acne typically appear as pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts or nodules on the face, chest, shoulder and back. It can be defined as “an inflammatory disorder of the skin”. The severity of acne can range from mild to severe and can be both physically and emotionally debilitating.

Some common causes

Acne is often caused by hormonal changes such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. These are causal factors as hormonal changes increase the amount of oil that your skin produces.

Stress and certain medications can also contribute to the development of acne. In some cases, genetics may play a role in its formation. Other factors such as poor hygiene, friction from clothing or sweat build-up can also cause acne breakouts. All that said, it still comes down to the pores becoming clogged & inflamed – remember it’s an “inflammatory disorder of the skin”.

Now let’s discuss some common treatments

You have tried everything, including salon treatments designed to remove the scars and balance oil production with the help of laser machines and certain acids and chemical peels, but it just keeps coming back.

You change your pillowcases and shower regularly, it’s still coming back. By this time, you have adjusted your diet and it’s still COMING BACK. Flare-up after flare-up.

So now you have booked an appointment at the local doctor to get some prescription medication and the side effects don’t bother you anymore because nothing is worse than the mental damage the “acne” is putting you through.

This has been the standard approach to combating acne – medication. That’s not to say the medication doesn’t work; however, the problem is that you are treating the symptoms instead of the cause, so the problem keeps coming back time and time again. What if the solution was much simpler?

The Korean Method

Korean skin care has become increasingly popular in recent years, due in part to its highly effective methods for preventing acne. Key word – PREVENTING.
If you’re reading this post, you’re most likely reading it because you already have acne and just want the whole ugly thing to go away – we will get to that.

Korean skin care utilizes a combination of natural ingredients and gentle cleansing techniques to help clear blemishes, reduce inflammation, and prevent future breakouts. Additionally, Korean skin care focuses on restoring the overall health of the skin by providing ample hydration, nourishment, and protection from environmental damage. Yep, there’s the shocker – hydration.

Most people who suffer from any form of acne believe that their skin is already hydrated due to the high levels of oil production; however, oil production and hydration are not the same thing – you can even have acne and dry skin!

Korean products focus on using certain hydrating ingredients that protect our skins barrier – preventing bacteria from entering in combination with cleansers that are active in unclogging and clearing the pores. Additionally, many products utilize natural antioxidants such as green tea extract and vitamin C to boost collagen production and provide antioxidant protection against free radicals that can cause aging.

Practiced daily the solution is much more rewarding than harsh antibiotics or medications that only work on a temporary basis. So, are professional salon treatments enough on their own? Absolutely not. By utilizing a combination of physical exfoliation and quality ingredients, Korean skin care provides both short-term relief from acne symptoms as well as long-term prevention to help keep your complexion clear and healthy.

Medical grade Korean professional treatments typically contain higher concentrations of active ingredients such as beta-hydroxy acids and retinol, which can be very effective at treating acne while still being gentle on the skin. Common products used in Korean skin care include sheet masks, exfoliators, essences, and serums which are designed to target specific skin issues like acne scars or dark spots. But what’s better than all of that? Krx Aesthetics have designed a variety of different professional use treatments and “at home” products to treat and prevent acne!

Krx Aesthetics manufactures its products in an ISO Certified Lab, and has launched a professional use treatment called Pd-13 Therapy which takes approx. 40 minutes in salon and is done using Red Light Therapy. The treatment is designed to replace the need to medication and is known for its popularity throughout Korea and Europe as a “medication free acne recurrence prevention treatment”.  The best part is it can be done as per need once every 6-8 weeks. Other natural options include the Krx Aesthetics Green Sea Peel, which is a 100% chemical free bio needling peel (no actual needles included), and is focused on stripping the acne scars off whilst stimulating collagen production and clearing the pores.

At home products include a Gentle Milk Anti-bac Cleanser, Retinol or Salicylic Acid Masks that you can use once or twice a week and a weekly herbal exfoliator called Bio-Herb 50!

My key takeaway is that using a more natural method might just be the best and most effective way to achieving your desired acne-free skin!