Dealing with Acne in the summer is no fun and you may be questioning what your options are for treatment during the coming months. Whether you have clogged pores, bacteria, or inflammation, having a good skin care regimen is key. Over drying the skin with products or cleansing more than two times per day can lead to increased oil production due to your body trying to over compensate. It’s important to use a daily moisturizer in the morning and evening before bed.

 

EltaMD has a great 3 step kit that is designed for all acne types and works well alone or with other topical or oral medications. The kit includes an enzyme cleanser, a moisturizer, and EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46. It’s important to always use a SPF daily even when it’s raining. Remember the golden rule; reapply every 2 hours with any outdoor activities. This kit retails for $74 and is available for purchase at our Edmonds, University Village, and Skincare Clinics.

As far as treatments go that are safe for summer, our Acne Facials are an excellent option and customized to your skin care goals. For more advanced treatments, Laser Genesis and Microneedling can be performed, but only after consulting with one of our Medical Aestheticians to clarify your outdoor activities post treatment and time frame. It can be overwhelming dealing with acne, especially with all the media and retail products that are available. Let our team of providers help determine what is right for you. Call and schedule a consultation to get started.

 

Elsa Davenport, LME