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At Home Care Schedule
AM:  
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Eye Cream
  • Clarifying Serum or Benzyl Peroxide 2.5% (if used)
  • Daytime Moisturizer w/SPF

PM:  
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • If using Retin-A product use here
  • Moisturizer

2 times per week:
  •  Exfoliate gently as to not create friction

1 time per week:
  •  Clay Mask

Acne & Oily Skin
Description of Skin Type
There are many times in a person’s life that acne could affect them. Acne is a chronic inflammatory disorder that occurs in the adolescent as well as the adult. Men are more prone to getting severe acne breakouts but usually they last a shorter amount of time. Women on the other hand tend to have acne for extended periods of time. There are many causes of acne: genetic, hormonal, stress, poor diet, constipation, poor digestion, poor liver function, toxicity, and certain drugs such as cortisone. Other external factors that can lead to acne breakouts include: lack of personal hygiene, topical pressure or rubbing through restrictive clothing, comedogenic products (skin care, makeup and hair care products) and heat/humidity.

Acne can be papules (raised red bumps), pustules (pus filled lesion), open comodones (blackheads), closed comodones (whiteheads), Nodules (deep seated lump similar to a papule), Cysts.

Acne in adults usually indicates there is excess hormone androgen being produced. The adrenal gland assists in signaling the pituitary gland to release this hormone. Since the adrenal gland is our stress gland it would explain why we breakout during times of stress.

Treatment Objectives
  • ​Cleanse excess sebum without stripping
  • Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells
  • Extract pustules and comodones
  • Disinfect, soothe and promote healing
  • Properly hydrate
  • Normalize pH balance

Lifestyle Objectives
Increase water intake
(1/2 body weight = oz. per day)

Drink Detox Tea

Probiotics

Essential Fatty Acids
(in particular Flax Seed Oil)

Supplements: Beat-Carotene (A), B complex with Vitamins (B5, B6 & B12), Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Zinc.  
You can find proper dosage in a Multi-vitamin.

A Diet rich in fresh fruits, raw & cooked vegetables, lean meats, broiled fish, chicken, whole grain cereals.  

Avoid animal fats, fried foods and hydrogenated fats.

Eliminate foods containing bromides, iodine and caffeine

Oily Skin
AM:
  • Cleanser
  • Toner or Astringent
  • Eye Cream
  • Anti-Oxidant Serum
  • Daytime Moisturizer w/SPF 
  • (alternate for SPF which could be irritating is Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup with a physical SPF 20 instead of a chemical SPF)

PM:  
  • Cleanser
  • Toner or Astringent
  • Nighttime Moisturizer

2-3 times per week: 
  • Exfoliate

1 time per week:   
  • Clay Mask
At Home Care Schedule
Only a small portion of the population has truly oily skin. Excess oil production is a result from an internal issue therefore a holistic view of skin care is needed. There are two types of oily skin; Seborrhea Oleosa and Seborrhea Sicca. Contrary to belief oily skin can also be sensitive and is usually mishandled. A person with oily skin usually uses product that will strip the skin of its natural oil. By doing this it triggers the sebaceous glands to produce even more oil creating a never ending circle. Proper hydration is key.

Oleosa 
This skin has a wet and shiny appearance and the pores are usually large such as the skin of an orange. Causes can be genetic, hormonal imbalance, liver malfunction, digestive problems, poor diet, nervous stress, heat and humidity, comedogenic products, and incorrect cleansing.

Sicca 
On the other hand this skin feels waxy and dry because of the collected sebum and skin cells that are trapped in the follicle opening. Causes can be genetic, hormonal imbalance, liver malfunction, digestive problems, lacking metabolism, comedogenic products, incorrect cleansing, intake of to many refined carbohydrates and poor diet.

Description of Skin Type
​Oleosa
  • Gently cleanse the excess oils without stripping
  • Disinfect and soothe the skin
  • Normalize the pH

Sicca
  • Gently cleanse the excess oils without stripping
  • Remove cellular debris and trapped sebum
  • Correct dehydration
  • Normalize pH



​Avoid refined starches, sugar, animal and dairy fats, fried and processed foods

Eat a low fat diet emphasizing fresh fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates

Increase water intake
1/2 body weight = oz per day

Eliminate caffeine

Regulate bowel movements by adding a Probiotic

Multi Vitamin and Essential Fatty Acids

Lifestyle Objectives
Treatment Objectives