Myth: Is Acne Genetic?
Yes, it’s true: acne is, in fact, genetic. Blemishes are triggered by multiple genes rather than one, so you can’t really blame one side of your family for your skin’s poor condition. While it’s helpful to know that acne has a genetic origin, it’s also important to remember that there are other factors causing breakouts. Stress, hormones, the environment, lack of sleep, poor nutrition and alcohol play a significant role in how skin looks, so committing to a healthier, more balanced lifestyle can go a long way in helping to keep blemishes in check.
As you make positive changes to your lifestyle, it’s also important to have the right skincare routine. Dr. Lancer offers the following products for skin that tends to be oily, congested, and blemished:
- The Method: Oily-Congested Set – A 3-step daily skincare routine for congested and oily skin:
- Step #1, Polish, includes Quartz Crystals, Pumpkin Enzyme, and Pomegranate Enzyme to exfoliate the skin, and Salicylic Acid, an ingredient known to reduce skin congestion.
- Step #2, Cleanse, contains Tea Tree Oil, which helps combat oiliness and soothe skin, and Lilac Stem Cell Compound, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
- Step #3, Nourish, is a lightweight moisturizer that provides essential hydration without clogging pores.
- Clarifying Detox Mask with Green Tea + 3% Sulfur – A green clay mask for oily, acne-prone skin. The mask contains 3% Sulfur, a powerful ingredient that clears up blemishes as it decongests your skin. Green Tea and Green Clay reduce redness around breakouts while absorbing oils and skin impurities. To use, simply apply a thin layer to clean skin and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Use the mask once a week, then gradually increase treatment to twice or three times a week if needed.
These products are also sold as an introductory set, so you can purchase them all by simply going to the link below. Quick and easy!