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4 Ways You Can Help Improve Your Acne

What is acne?

Acne is a highly prevalent dermatological condition, affecting approximately 20% of Canadians, with visible signs including blackheads, whiteheads, pustules (pus-filled bumps), papules and deep cysts that often result in scarring and hyperpigmentation especially if sunscreen is not worn daily.

Although acne is a complex skin condition, with a few adjustments to your skincare routine and lifestyle, you can keep those pesky breakouts at bay and enjoy a clear, glowing complexion.

Here are some effective acne management steps!

1. Medical grade skincare is your #1!

Medical-grade skincare is especially important for those with acne because it consists of products that are specifically formulated to address the unique needs of acne-prone skin and are supported by scientific research and clinical testing. Acne is a common skin condition that can have a significant impact on a person's self-esteem and overall quality of life, and using the right skincare products can help manage and improve acne effectively. ZO Skin Health offers an abundance of suitable products to not only reduce sebum, prevent and control breakouts but also reduce the inflammation and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation that comes with acne.

Here are products we prescribe our patients for acne management:

Say goodbye to oily skin and clogged pores with the ZO Complexion Clearing Program! This 4-product regimen features all full-sized products, designed to reduce excess surface sebum, exfoliate skin cells, and cleanse pores - providing you with a smooth, glowing complexion while controlling future breakouts and repairing the skin barrier.

ZO Skin Health Wrinkle & Texture Repair

Featuring a micro-emulsion delivery system, Wrinkle + Texture Repair is a high-potency retinol that reactivates the process of skin renewal to restore natural hydration, visibly improving the appearance of wrinkles and refining skin texture. Wrinkle + Texture works deep in the dermis to improve the overall appearance and quality of the skin.

Water and perspiration resistant, this non-greasy sunscreen, with ZOX12® complex dries quickly with a sheer matte finish to shield against UVA/UVB, IR-A rays, and HEV light. Protects while also hydrating the skin throughout the day.

Shield Your Skin with Sunscreen: Sunscreen is your best defense against both sun damage and UV inflammation induced acne flare-ups. Choose a broad-spectrum, SPF of 30 or higher such as ZO Daily Sheer or ZO Smart Tone. Reapply every two hours, especially when swimming, outdoors or sweating. Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays and prevents post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne.

A patented supplement for problem skin, including face, chest, back and shoulders.

  • Acne free complexion

  • Works from the inside and nourishes all layers of the skin

  • Feeds every cell in the body so can help support all areas of skin, such as the face, chest, back and shoulders

  • Doesn't contain harsh chemicals

  • Helps to support skin health*

  • *Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

3. Schedule your in-clinic treatments:

Schedule your Acne Laser treatments at Prestige Laser Studio to help keep your skin looking healthy and reducing acne breakouts! Consistency and medical grade skincare is extremely important to maintain a healthy skin barrier and prevent/control breakouts throughout the year.

4. Lifestyle choices:

Jane Iredale Makeup: Jane Iredale is the perfect solution that allows your skin to "breathe!".

Made without chemicals and pore clogging ingredients, Jane Iredale offers safe, healthy makeup that will not trigger breakouts, inflammation or dehydration.

**Wash your brushes every 1-2 weeks because bacteria can accumulate!

Avoid acne-triggering foods: Your diet plays a significant role in your skin's health. Some foods that can trigger acne are dairy, greasy food, sugar etc.

Hands Off: Avoid touching your face throughout the day, as your hands can transfer bacteria to your skin, causing inflammation and breakouts.

With a little extra care and some tweaks to your skincare routine, you can effectively control acne breakouts and enjoy a blemish-free skin. Don't forget to embrace the natural beauty of your skin and avoid unnecessary touching. Following these simple tips will leave you with a radiant complexion and the confidence to rock your adventures!

Book a complimentary consultation today to find out how we can help you reach your goals today!

604-553-3433 or email us at


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