As a skincare professional you’ve probably had your fair share of clients who are fed up with trying to treat acne and wrinkles at the same time. In fact, some studies show that the number of people suffering from adult acne has increased in the last 20 years, with 85% of females and 15% of males suffering from adult acne. For these clients, the struggle to find the right balance between treating acne and fighting the signs of aging is real. At home acne treatments can leave the skin dry and flaky, while anti-aging skincare routines can lead to breakouts. The reality is trying to find the right skincare routine for just one of those issues can be challenging enough, but both? Now that’s a real science project. We suggest starting with accurate skin analysis so you can work with your clients both in the salon and at home to develop an effective skincare routine that will treat both issues. Here’s how:
Understanding Their Skin
As with any treatment, accurate skin analysis is key to results-driven professional treatments and at home skincare routines. The goal of a good skin analysis is to correct, balance, and improve the quality of their skin. When you are dealing with multiple issues—whether its acne, rosacea, eczema, plus signs of aging—determining their skin type will go a long way in helping to figure out the best possible skincare routine.
Everyone has a primary skin type, either dry, combo or oily, but it they are suffering from a secondary skin type such as aging, acne and/or reactive skin, it’s important to focus on treating those conditions over their primary skin type.
Try These Tips to Treat Both
When treating a combination of symptoms, it’s important to choose certain products that can help control both issues. Making a few modifications to your normal facial routines can go a long way in making a difference. Some Tuel Pro suggestions for salon treatments include:
- Swap Beat the Clock Milk Cleanser for Clear as Day Milk Cleanser. You’ll still get the anti-aging benefits of a milk cleanser, combined with anti-inflammatory all-natural ingredients such as rosemary, tea tree, lemon and eucalyptus to fight acne without drying the skin. Overall, milk cleansers which are made from lightweight emollients, are nourishing, help soften fine lines. and work to keep the skin’s barrier intact. Pro Tip: For an extra exfoliation treatment, mix with Power Scrub and massage onto the back, hands and arms.
- Increase the results of your mask treatments and target both acne and anti-aging skin by mixing the Detox Clay Mask with the Lift Up Firming Mask as your finishing treatment to heal, rejuvenate and detox the skin. The hydrating clay mask detoxifies pores and absorbs excess oil without drying out the skin and is ideal for those with dehydrated, mature and acne-prone skin. Adding the Lift Up mask will nourish the skin with free radical-fighting antioxidants such as co-enzyme Q10, algae and glucosamine—natural ingredients known to give the skin a firmer, tighter look.
- At home, talk to your clients about adding a Detox Essential Oil and then Hydrate serum to their skincare routine morning and night. These will work together to heal the skin yet keep it hydrated. Detox Essential Oil combines a clearing blend of tea tree, cedarwood and palmarosa for a concentrated blend of nutrients that will help heal and prevent breakouts. While Hydrate will do just that. It’s like a water infusion for your skin that will plump and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Essential Oils go on first after cleansing followed by a serum.
- Also recommend Clear It Blemish Control Gel for at home skincare routines when breakouts occur. This acne-busting blemish control gel targets bacteria and helps regulate oil production without drying out or damaging healthy skin.