Tag: acne

June is Acne Awareness Month

June is Acne Awareness Month, and here at DLA, we’re shining a light on this common yet often misunderstood skin condition. Acne affects over 85% of Americans at some point in their lives, and while it’s most common in teenagers or young adults, it can show up at any age.

This month is all about education & empowerment! Our goal is to fact-check the myths surrounding acne and equip you with the knowledge and tools to manage your breakouts effectively.

Understanding Acne

Acne occurs when clogged pores trap oil and dead skin cells, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. Here are some of the common culprits:

  • Hormonal fluctuations: This is why acne is often associated with puberty, but it can also flare up during menstruation or pregnancy.
  • Genetics: If your parents had acne, you’re more likely to experience it too.
  • Diet: Sugary and processed foods can contribute to inflammation, worsening acne.
  • Stress: Feeling stressed? Cortisol, a stress hormone, can trigger breakouts.

Habits for Healthy Skin

While there’s no immediate fix, certain lifestyle habits can support your acne treatment plan and promote overall skin health:

  • Maintain a consistent skincare routine! The skincare experts at DLA are here to help you perfect a regimen that works for your skin.
  • Don’t pick at or pop your pimples. This can worsen the inflammation and lead to permanent acne scarring.
  • Manage stress: Chronic stress and high cortisol levels can exacerbate acne. Explore relaxation techniques like yoga or a facial (we suggest a Luxe Hydrafacial on our gently heated treatment beds)!
  • Eat a balanced diet: Limit sugary and processed foods, and focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. We often recommend a Mediterranean diet with whole foods for glowing skin from the inside out.
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps flush toxins and keeps your skin healthy. We also offer IV Hydration to elevate your hydration and quickly replenish essential nutrients in one simple appointment.

Take Control: Treatment Options for Clear Skin

At DLA we’re proud to offer an Acne Bootcamp program! 

Acne Bootcamp is a revolutionary acne treatment program designed by Dr. Sawyer for ALL ages. Discover a customized, holistic approach to reducing acne & inflammation with exclusive treatment savings.

Our PA-C, Sylvia Eldridge, will work with you to ensure that all aspects contributing to your acne are addressed for long-term results:

  • Optimized new or existing medical regimens
  • Targeted acne-fighting procedures
  • Personalized diet & supplement recommendations

With exclusive savings & comprehensive treatment options to choose from, Acne Bootcamp is your opportunity to achieve clear & healthy skin.