There’s a long list of things you left behind in your teenage years — your taste in music and that one regrettable haircut, for starters. But even though that era is long behind you, acne is one relic of high school that has stubbornly stuck around. What gives?
Unfortunately, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States — and it isn’t unique to teenagers. When pores get clogged (usually by dead skin cells), oil cannot discharge and accumulates in the pore and under the skin, creating a whitehead or blackhead. This is a perfect environment for bacteria to flourish and cause inflammation, which leads to pimples… regardless of your age.
Controlling acne can be difficult, depending on the severity of your condition, but it’s far from impossible. Whether you’re in the throes of puberty right now or only started breaking out as an adult, finding the best acne treatment is key. Here at Simply Skin, I recommend the Face Reality skincare line.
Acne Skincare Products
The search for the perfect acne-clearing products can be tricky and, at times, frustrating. There are a plethora of topical acne creams, serums, cleansers, and treatments (both over the counter and prescribed) and yet, all too often they leave the skin feeling dried out, irritated, or sometimes even more oily. If you deal with frequent or recurring facial breakouts, this cycle is probably all too familiar to you.
One of the best things you can do for acne is to be mindful of the products you use to treat it. Surprisingly, many skincare product lines have ingredients that are incompatible with acne-prone skin — and can actually make acne worse by clogging pores.
To maximize effectiveness, you'll need to be consistent with your acne treatment and skincare routine — both through regular acne facials and at home. These homecare acne products should be tailored exactly to your skin’s ongoing needs and sensitivities by your esthetician.
Face Reality’s skin care regimen works to strengthen and repair the skin barrier, preventing environmental and inflammatory imbalances like acne, rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, and premature aging.
What is Face Reality?
The original Face Reality Acne Clinic was founded in 2005 by Laura Cooksey. As someone who struggled with acne, Laura was called to help other acne sufferers achieve clear skin with a holistic treatment plan. She worked tirelessly on the Face Reality Acne Treatment Protocol and skincare line — and before long, other estheticians took notice of the incredible results she was achieving and began inquiring about her secret for treating acne.
Since then, the network of Face Reality professionals has grown exponentially, to include hundreds of Face Reality locations nationwide. Unlike other acne treatment providers, the Face Reality acne regimen also focuses on lifestyle and dietary choices, as well as providing cruelty-free, premium skincare products.
For more than 15 years, Face Reality skincare has helped people who suffer from acne with an adaptive, individual approach, and an effective combination of safe, premium formulations that result in significant benefits — even beyond acne relief.
Face Reality Products
Does Face Reality work?
So, the big question is: Is Face Reality skincare really that effective? Well, Face Reality’s skincare before and afters pretty much speak for themselves. In fact, Face Reality products produce over a 90% success rate in 3 months for clients who incorporate it into a holistic skincare regimen, and it was chosen as favorite acne line in the 2020 ASCP Reader’s Choice Awards.
An important thing to keep in mind is that treating acne looks different for every individual, as every person's skin responds differently to different treatments. You’ve probably experienced this firsthand: that face wash your friend swears by may leave your skin feeling dryer than you would like, while that cream you saw people raving about on TV doesn't quite zap your zits.
Likewise, some skin types will require different variations on their skincare routine to effectively target acne breakouts. That’s why it’s crucial to work directly with a Face Reality professional that will customize a skincare regimen for your unique needs.
Working with a Face Reality Skincare Professional
I provide custom treatment options for every age, gender, acne type and skin type. I even go one step further taking diet and lifestyle factors into careful consideration. I’m also the only esthetician in San Diego to pair Face Reality skincare with Dermasound Facial technology — which has been shown to kill bacteria and decongest pores resulting in cleaner, healthier skin for acne sufferers.
Working with a Face Reality Skincare Professional
I’m so confident in the Face Reality skincare treatment protocol, I promise that you will see a drastic improvement in your overall complexion in as little as 3-6 months.
Ready to take the first step in getting your acne under control? Schedule your free consultation today.