What's Causing Your Acne? Here our master aesthetician, Steven, explains.

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Acne is a common concern for many of us. Hormones and other factors can increase oil production in the skin which then cause pores to become blocked.?Clogged pores produce blackheads and whiteheads, and the overgrowth of bacteria can cause redness and pimples.? 

If the inflammation penetrates deep enough into the skin, an acne cyst develops. Acne can range from mild (such as an occasional pimple) to severe (continuously red and swollen with deep cysts). 

But what CAUSES acne?  

There may be a critical yet overlooked element in banishing those blemishes: your nutrition. Acne may actually be caused by gluten and you wouldn’t suspect it. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. Some symptoms of gluten intolerance are stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea.? 

Acne that is related to gluten is a different type of break out: it surfaces as an inflamed red painless pimple, sometimes resembling a small cyst. It may not come to a whitehead and can stay around for a week or even more. 

When it comes to taking care of acne prone skin, it’s crucial to have a good skin care regime. Choosing an effective acne product depends on your skin type, the severity of acne (from mild to cystic) and the amount of acne. 

Keep in mind: stronger isn’t always better. It’s best to start with lower strength acne products.? 

This can greatly reduce excessive redness, dehydration, and increased sensitivity. Give yourself and your skin time to adjust to what you’re using and if needed, slowly increase the usage or the strength.?This allows a more gradual improvement with no discomfort.?  Remember, your acne didn’t develop overnight, so it’s not going to go away overnight… but we can help!? 

Our top selling acne treatment line is ReveSkin Acne Products.? They contain salicylic acid, micronized silver, soothing natural botanicals, and essential hydrators, without the fragrance, oil, or alcohol. Being an acne sufferer myself for many years, I can assure you that these products are genius! 

There is an acne purifying cleanser, acne purifying enhancer, and an acne purifying treatment. Together they provide a calm, clear, soft and hydrated healthy complexion. 

To have a better understanding of your skin and acne, schedule a complimentary consultation at the DeRosa Clinic on Newbury Street Boston with one of our Aestheticians by calling (617) 262-8000 or emailing [email protected]  We will help you put together a customized skin care regimen and an effective treatment plan.