The Ultimate Guide to Treating Acne in Winter
Winter is here and so are those pesky Winter breakouts!
While this is not an unusual phenomenon, it can still be frustrating for those who are struggling with skin that suddenly becomes drier in the winter months. To help you combat these problems, we have compiled some tips on how to treat adult acne in winter while also taking care of your skin year-round!
1. Seek out advice from a skin expert
You should consult with a professional skin expert to determine what the best skincare regime is for your particular needs. For instance, you might be curious about extractions and think they're right for you - but there are a million and one types of pimples and forms of acne (okay - slight exaggeration here) and extractions are certainly not for anyone with a pimple!
In fact, an expert consultation will help you determine the origin of the breakouts, which can be a combination of:
- Hormonal disruptions stimulating the sebaceous gland which is deemed as 'hormonal acne' or 'hormonal breakouts'
- Incorrect product usage,
- Pregnancy can also be the culprit (requiring an entirely different approach to treatment)
- Or environmental (extrinsic) factors: like exposure to dry country air or warm heating in cold houses, drying out the skin creating blocked pores.
After receiving a thorough skin analysis, you will no longer be wondering whether or not your breakouts are due to what you are using on your skin (extrinsic cause) or whether it’s due to hormonal activity (intrinsic cause) affecting your oil production.
You'll also understand the EXACT ingredients that will benefit your acne so no more buying random products online without any guidance!
2. Take the Right Supplements
At The Dermal Diary, we're big on a holistic approach to the skin - it's not just what you put on your skin, but also what you put in your mouth.
Our founder, Isabella Loneragan has dedicated her life to understanding what it really takes to achieve skin excellence, and so we have a select few products that Isabella has heavily researched that we're confident will help with your acne. These include:
- Fish Oil - Omegas increase the heath of the sebum (oil) our sebaceous half produces (helping with acne scaring) and makes the oil more easily able to exit the pore, more viscous therefore reducing the chances of it getting trapped and causing a blockage.
We recommend - Ultimate Omega®, which delivers the #1 omega-3 in the U.S.—for heart, brain, and wellness support—in every delicious daily serving.
- Zinc - boosts immune function, fades and prevents acne, and controls oil production and is a perfect complement to your skincare routine.
Our recommendation is Zinc Picolinate which helps with recovering from breakouts faster.
- Zilch - We recommend all of our clients with acne prone skin to take Zilch - Zilch Acne Formula by Dr. Vivian Tam is an all natural, Chinese Medicine based herbal tablet designed to help with stubborn acne.
The patented formula made up of 17 potent herbal ingredients works on reducing inflammation, removing heat and toxicity, and helping detox the skin.
3. Invest in Quality Skincare
- Vitamin C - a powerful antioxidant that will work to reduce acne-induced redness while soothing inflammation for a smoother looking complexion.
Here at The Dermal Diary, our Vitamin C range is tailored to suit the needs of all skin types - our C10 is a lower concentration yet potent blend that gently exfoliates while also those with dry, damaged skin. While our C20E is made with 20% Vitamin C - a supercharged version of our C10 complex that is ideal for reactive skin types, adult acne and those who just can’t get enough of C10.
- Retinol - Vitamin A derivatives such as retinol help to clear acne because they regulate skin cell turnover.
One 2017 study notes that topical retinoids are beneficial for treating both noninflammatory and inflammatory acne.
Another study indicates that retinoids can also reduce sebum production and bring about other effects that can help control acne.
But not all retinoids are made equal. We've specifically designed Racne to target the reduction of acne and acne related scars.
Acne can be one of the most frustrating skin conditions to deal with. Especially during winter, when our skin is already dealing with dryness and other issues from cold weather. To make matters worse, there's a whole host of myths about what causes acne and how it should be treated that just complicate things further. Here at The Dermal Diary we know your skin best - so let us help you find the right treatment plan for your specific needs!
Book in today to talk through these tips or any others you're looking for on treating acne in winter time.