Skin Spring Cleaning – 3 Things to Help Acne and Get Your Glow back

by / Tuesday, 29 April 2014 / Published in Blog, Medical Dermatology, Skin Care, Treatments


Although spring officially started in late March, it is only recently that we have been experiencing spring like weather here in New Jersey. With sunny skies and warm breezes, the time of the year to show off your skin has begun. If you were one of those who spent the dreary winter hidden away at your office working and not paying mind to the purification to your pores, don’t worry, we have comprised a list of 3 helpful steps that can clear your skin up in no time.

  1. Polyphenols found in Green tea

Studies have shown that the polyphenol’s found within green tea products are extremely beneficial in fighting acne and clearing skin. These phenols possess a calming characteristic when applied to the skin, especially if acne or irritation can be found. They target inflammation within the acne with their antioxidant properties and also reduce skin oil (sebum) production that attributes to the causation of acne. There are a variety of products that contain phenols. It is recommended to see your dermatologist to have an examination as to which products are beneficial for your skin type. Dr. Goulko in Fort Lee, New Jersey provides many dermatological products in her office that contain phenol extracts from green tea.


  1. Chemical and Physical Exfoliation

Many people go in for facials only once a year, maybe on a special occasion. However, it cannot be stressed enough how important facials are to your acne treatments. Dr. Goulko and her estheticians use organic creams and prescription medication to treat acne depending on the skin type.  Only a licensed esthetician who has specialized in medical aesthetics can professionally clear your pores from bacteria that causes the acne. The steam opens the pores enough to manually clean out each pore from debris and bacteria. Microdermabrasion provides physical and mechanical exfoliation doing away with dead skin cells and bringing forth newer ones.

After a dermatologist has consulted with you and planned your acne regime, the dermatologist will recommended a round of chemical exfoliations, known as chemical peels. A facial before a chemical peel is advised to have your skin extremely clean. Then the dermatologist will apply topical solutions to rid the facial skin of dead skin cells to resurface new and vibrant ones.


  1. Retin-A

Retinoids are vitamin-A related agents. It is most commonly used in acne treatments. Once applied, Retin-A reduces the amount of skin layers found in exciting pimples and usually clears pimples immediately. Retin-A, prescribed only by a dermatologist, also increases the cell turnover rate which makes it harder for the facial skin to form acne or pimples. Retin-A agents are also great for anti-aging as they shed away layers compounded within the wrinkles while increasing the production of collagen needed to form newer, healthier skin.

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