How to Head Into the Holidays Blemish Free

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)  Bloomington, ILWhen it comes to social media, nothing can say “I’m having the perfect holidays” quite like a photo of you in your perfectly decorated house, with your perfectly dressed family, showing off your perfect complexion— unless you have acne. Acne can be caused by a variety of different factors including hormones, stress, and bacteria. If you have noticed that your adult acne is putting a damper on your ability to enjoy the holidays, let our staff at Twin City Plastic Surgery help.

Consider IPL

Here at our office, we offer patients a variety of non-surgical treatments, including Intense Pulse Light or IPL. IPL can be used for a bunch of different things— including acne. IPL for acne works in a variety of different ways. Firstly, by targeting the bacteria on your skin that is causing acne, IPL works to help give you smoother, blemish-free skin. Secondly, IPL can also remove oil and dead skin cells from your skin which may be clogging your pores and leading to more breakouts.

Use Spot Treatment

In addition to getting IPL to fight your acne, consider doing a spot treatment as well. Spot treatments typically contain an acne fighting ingredient like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide in them. By applying a tiny amount of this treatment on a pimple when you see it, you can help stop it from spreading or getting worse— which is the best way to be picture-ready at all times.

Wash Your Face

One of the easiest ways to stop your acne in its tracks? Wash your face on a consistent basis with an acne-fighting cleanser. The cleaner your face is, the less likely you are going to break out because of dirt, germs, or bacteria.

Get your skin selfie and holiday card ready by getting rid of your acne. To learn more about acne-fighting tips or to schedule your IPL consultation, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today!

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