To celebrate the launch of the Acne Clinic at Papillon, here are some of Dr. T’s top skincare tips to fight acne.

Daily Skincare Regimen

A daily skincare regimen is essential for patients battling acne.  Acne is a condition where there is excessive oil on the skin and lack of proper exfoliation.  The dead skin cells and excessive oil block the pores causing black and white heads and more significant acne breakouts.  

I recommend patients use a gentle exfoliating wash with salicylic acid like our ZO Exfoliating Cleanser, an oil free moisturizer, retinol at bedtime and daily SPF.  Using a clay-based sulphur masque once a week will help reduce excess oil and prevent breakouts. 

Oil-Free Products Only

Examine the products you use daily on your skin. Opt for mineral make-up — like Jane Iredale — oil-free lotions, and a matte sunscreen.  Look for the word “non-comedogenic” on products. This means it does not clog the pores.

Examine Your Diet

Dairy consumption, especially skim milk, has been correlated to acne breakouts in teenagers.  A high glycemic or sugary diet can also trigger inflammation and make your skin more prone to acne flares.  Stay away from fried fatty foods as they also contribute to inflammation and break outs.

Learn more about our comprehensive Acne Clinic here.