Acne & Sensitive Skin
What Causes Acne
Acne results from clogging of hair follicles under the skin.
Factors that influence clogging and acne development include:
- Age: Teenagers are commonly affected
- Excess sebum or oil production
- Accumulation of dead skin cells
- Bacterial infection of the follicle
- Changes in hormonal levels as noted during puberty or pregnancy
- Certain medications such as corticosteroids and lithium
- Diet: Foods including chocolates, chips, etc.
- Family history
- Skin contact with greasy or oily substances
- Friction or pressure on the skin (The main cause of Maskne)
- Scarring of the skin
- Emotional distress
How to Prevent Acne
- Wash face twice daily
- Avoid contact with greasy and oily substances
- Protect skin from sun by applying moisturizers and sunscreens
- Avoid friction and pressure on the skin
- Do not touch, prick, or scratch the affected area
- Shower after strenuous activities
- Get adequate rest and sleep
- Avoid foods that trigger/worsen acne
- Use good skincare that doesn’t effect your skin
Sensitive skin is skin that is easily irritated. This is can be caused by weather, allergies, dry skin, and chemical agents, for example. Problems include occasional redness and blotchiness, sunburns and windburns, and tight-feeling skin. If you have this type of skin it will react negatively to products that it doesn’t like. Your skin is almost always red, itchy and uncomfortable.
Other causes of sensitive skin reactions include: Skin disorders or allergic skin reactions such as eczema, rosacea, or allergic contact dermatitis Excessive exposure to skin-damaging environmental factors such as sun and wind or excessive heat or cold.
Chemical or sunburns can also cause skin to be extremely sensitive to touch.
Wash your face morning and night. We recommend getting your hands wet and lathering the Sensitive Bar then adding 2-3 pumps of the Sensitive Cleanser and massaging together. Massage desired area for 20-30 seconds and rinse well.
Apply Soothe with Sensitive Balance. If your skin feels oily and greasy reduce the amount of product that you use. Dermaki’s oils are non-comedogenic and will treat your breakouts not cause them.
Inflammation Powder can be mixed in a few times a week. Mix with Soothe to create a mask. Leave on the skin for 5-10 minutes. Remove with water or Sensitive Cleanser.
If your skincare professional thinks your skin can tolerate a moisturizer add that here. We recommend the Sensitive Daily Moisturizer or CBD Daily Moisturizer.
Routine for Acne and Inflamed Skin – Dermaki’s Acne Kit
This type of skin is a catch all group – eczema, psoriasis and inflamed skin, etc. If you are using an acid line or benzoyl peroxide, please seek guidance from your skincare professional on how to incorporate this kit into your regime.
We recommend starting with these products and having your skincare professional help guide you on your skincare journey.
Wash your face morning and night. We recommend getting your hands wet and lathering the Acne Treatment Bar then adding 2-3 pumps of the Acne Cleanser and massaging together. Massage desired area for 20-30 seconds and rinse well.
Apply Acne Spot Treatment with Acne Mist. If your skin feels oily and greasy reduce the amount of product that you use. Dermaki’s oils are non-comedogenic and will treat your breakouts not cause them.
Apply your SPF and makeup as usual. We recommend not using liquid makeup if acne is present.
Your skincare professional will guide you if you need any further products.
Additional Dermaki products that can be added to Acne Kit.
Sensitive Balance, Charcoal Mask, Clay Mask, Copaiba Mist, Sensitive Daily Moisturizer, Eye Complex, Sensitive Cleanser, Lip Balm, Inflammation Powder, Vitamin A Complex, Vitamin A Serum and Soothe.
Avoid Alcohols When Acne, Sensitive Skin or Inflammation is Present
Simple Alcohols – Which include SD Alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol, Methanol, Methyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol.
A lot of companies use these alcohols because they make your skin feel soft and non greasy but what they are actually doing is drying your skin out long term and may disrupt the skin barrier and may irritate skin causing redness and itchiness.
Improving Troubled Skin
While overly oily skin tends to be acne-prone, you should not skip out on adequately moisturizing your skin. Skin still needs essential hydration, otherwise it will feel tight and dry.
Use any of the following products that your skincare professional recommends: Acne Bar, Acne Cleanser, Acne Mist, Acne Serum, Acne Spot Treatment, Inflammation Powder and or Vitamin A Complex/Serum.
We recommend the Dermaki Skincare products for both sensitive and acne-prone skin. It’s always a good idea to control inflammation first before trying to take on aging products. Dermaki’s acne products will be helping you with aging while at the same time focusing on bring down visible inflammation.