Blemishes and breakouts are the worst. For Acne Awareness Month Lifted is bringing you a quick breakdown on blackheads and the acne fighting treatments and products we love. Say bye bye blackheads!
What are blackheads?
Blackheads are tiny bumps found on the skin, particularly the t-zone, that appear when a hair follicle becomes clogged with sebum and debris. Each pore on your skin contains a hair follicle and sebaceous oil gland. The sebaceous glands job is to produce sebum, an oily substance responsible for keeping your skin hydrated. Excess production can result in a plug at the top of the pore. When the plug is formed sebum builds up, catching and collecting dead skin cells and bacteria. This results in a comedo (acne lesion).
Why are blackheads black?
Oxidation. When the melanin pigment found in the sebum produced by our oil glands makes contact with the air it oxidizes, turning the sebum black; thus “blackhead.”
How do you get rid of them?
There are a wide variety of treatments for getting rid of blackheads but here are the main options:
- Skin Care Products
- Chemical Peels
- Extractions (manual removal)
- Blue Light Therapy
How does Lifted get rid of blackheads?
Lifted Beauty & Wellness combines all 5 treatments in one single session! HydraFacial is a 30-minute treatment which begins with a cleanse + peel, uncovering a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing. Then we extract + hydrate by removing debris from pores with painless suction and nourish with intense moisturizers that quench the skin. We fuse + protect by saturating the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow. We cap off the treatment with blue light therapy using a frequency that can kill P. acnes bacteria treating active acne and controlling the condition before breakouts occur.
The in-office therapy is paired with an Epionce take-home treatment to add to your daily self-care routine. Epionce is a physician-strength botanical skin care line rooted in hard science and integrates over 20 years of clinical skin research. We fight breakouts with an Epionce Purifying Wash and/or Lytic Gel Cleanser, Purifying Spot Gel, Lytic Tx, Purifying Toner, and Renewal Lite Facial Lotion. We know these products work because there are clinical studies to support the findings.
You will notice a difference in your skin texture and tone after the first treatment. Bonus, in addition to fighting your acne you’ll see an improvement in elasticity + firmness, tone + vibrancy, and fine lines + wrinkles. For the month of June, we are also offering a special! Blue light is free with Acne HydraFacial!($26 savings)* Request your HydraFacial at Lifted today and say bye bye blackheads!
*Regularly $225. Offer expires 6/30/2019.