Repairing the skins barrier function to help overcome anxiety
This client first approached me in lockdown, so the beginning of her program was carried out virtually until I could see her in clinic. She had tried lots of different products on the market and her skin would never improve. She had persistent breakouts around her lower face and chin that were pustular and could sometimes become inflamed and itchy. She had a lot of anxiety over her skin which would exacerbate the condition.
Using the wrong skincare products
Down to using the wrong skincare, the skin was also presenting as dehydrated and compromised, the condition of her skin, due to this impairment and low hydration levels was making the breakouts worse, more inflamed, and slower to heal.
Repairing the skins barrier function
We initially worked on repairing the skins barrier function to help reduce inflammation and increase hydration levels within the skin. Due to lockdown this was done just using skincare only. The skin quickly became less itchy and sore, and the pustules would heal much faster.
We then slowly introduced some actives into the skincare that would target the pustules and breakouts.
Once we were able to resume in clinic treatments this lady’s skin had already improved in terms of the overall health, hydration levels and in its healing capacity. This skin was therefore in a better place to be able to tolerate and respond to an acne targeted approach.
The after photo was 5 months after the clients initial online consultation