How to treat adult acne long-term without medication

Acne is something that many people struggle beyond their teen years, and I personally understand how it can defeat your confidence. I used to avoid social events, dates, and other engagements due to the embarrassment of the acne on my face. I could just feel people staring at my acne even though they may not have been, but it still made me feel really uncomfortable. 

By: Nicole Angione APRN, Couture Med Spa Ocoee

Inhale Confidence and Exhale Doubt

Your acne doesn’t define you.

Acne is something that many people struggle beyond their teen years, and I personally understand how it can defeat your confidence. I used to avoid social events, dates, and other engagements due to the embarrassment of the acne on my face. I could just feel people staring at my acne even though they may not have been, but it still made me feel really uncomfortable. 

I had used and purchased numerous “acne kits” over the counter and by other retail providers, but nothing seemed to work long term. Many of the products that I tried were temporary solutions, but the acne would just keep coming back. I refused to settle for feeling bad on dates or with my friends because of bad skin, so I was still on the hunt for a solution. 

“Inhale confidence and exhale doubt,” I thought to myself. Thinking of the first time I saw that saying on a yoga t-shirt.

When I started at Couture Med Spa as a provider, I wanted to try their medical-grade products so I could get a better understanding of how the products worked and recommend them to my clients. I spoke with Lindsay, an esthetician here at Couture Med Spa, and she was able to recommend products based on my specific needs and her experience. 

I was truly blown away by the results! The Couture Age Defying Scrub, Clarifying pads, Daily Moisturizing Cream, and Hyaluronic Serum transformed my stubborn skin.

The medical-grade glycolic and salicylic acid in these products were really starting to diminish the appearance of acne on my skin. In addition to the products, I decided to try Couture Med Spa’s most popular facial, called the HydraFacial. 

Now, like I mentioned above, I have done a ton of things to try to help my acne, including getting facials; however, I was never satisfied with the results or felt that the facials truly benefited my skin. Needless to say, I was very skeptical that Couture’s HydraFacial would make much of a difference. But I was eager to give it a shot at least for my client’s sake, and if it worked out, what a great testimony I’d be able to share with them.

Before we get to the results of my facial, let’s chat about what a “Hydrafacial” really is. At Couture Med Spa, we use the Hydrafacial to brighten and balance skin tone while minimizing the appearance of dark spots and sunspots. Along with my acne, I also dealt with a lot of redness and sunspots, so this treatment was something I hoped to build upon my amazing results with their proven products. 

Before my Hydrafacial, I removed all of my makeup so that the esthetician, Lindsay, could have a fresh canvas. I was cringing inside, thinking that she was going to see my “raw face” and its imperfections, but Lindsay made me feel so relaxed, making the whole facial extremely enjoyable. 

The use of steam in the Hydrafacial opened up my pores and allowed the products to penetrate deep into the skin. The exfoliation tip of the Hydrafacial allowed Lindsay to exfoliate deep into my skin and remove any bacteria or toxins. I was even able to see the amount of debris that she removed after the treatment. I was blown away because I thought that I had cleansed my face well beforehand! 

The entire treatment of the Hydrafacial was extremely relaxing, and Lindsay made me feel comfortable within my own skin. Something I had been desperately seeking for what felt like my whole life! She continued to discuss a personalized treatment regimen based on my skin’s needs to maintain the results.

After the Hydrafacial, my skin felt amazing, and it was the softest it has ever been! My friends even pointed out a few days later that my skin looked like it was “glowing.” It was the first facial I ever received that actually made a difference to my skin. 

Being a provider at Couture Med Spa has taught me that beautiful skin requires a commitment, not a miracle.  A commitment to using products and services that will transform your skin, like Hyaluronic Serum and Hydrafacials. With clearer skin, you’ll be able to inhale confidence and exhale any self-doubt because your reflection with match the beauty you have within.

 

Best Wishes, 

Nicole Angione APRN