The Secret to Treating Acne Prone Skin (No Matter Your Age)

Apr 24, 2019

POSTED: 14/04/21

4 Steps to Keep Breakouts at Bay
There are many things we outgrow once we get past our teen years — unfortunately, acne isn’t necessarily one of them. Most of us will still get outbreaks of adult acne every once in a while, whether from hormonal levels changing, stress, side effects from medication, etc. You could even experience breakouts as a result of using the wrong products on your skin (something we can help you get right with our variety of skincare products).

Acne is the most common skin condition experienced by people of all ages, affecting up to 50 million people in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology. However, a whopping 85 percent of people ages 12 to 24 suffer with it.

Maybe your teen struggles with acne and has a hard time controlling it. While adult acne usually appears on the lower face, teen acne can appear on the entire face, back and chest. Teenage acne is usually caused by overactive oil glands and bacteria, and typically requires a slightly different approach than adult acne.

Here at The Look, we have the knowledge and tools to help you combat acne at any age. Here are the four basic steps to keep breakouts at bay and keep skin looking its healthiest.


Control bacteria

Depending on the severity of the acne, we can prescribe medicated acne wipes to kill the p. acnes bacteria causing it. When pores are clogged, bacteria has a tendency to take hold and thrive. Acne pads can help remove such buildup and prevent future breakouts.

Skincare that will control the oil

We can customize and prescribe an at-home regimen that will help clear the skin. In particular, to fight acne and its causes, we might recommend ZO Skin Health’s Dual Action Scrub, an exfoliator for use in the shower or ZO’s Aknetrol to help treat any specific spots that pop up.

In-office treatments

Even the best at-home regimen can stand to be boosted with deeper treatments in the office, including exfoliation, extractions and hydration. HydraFacials in particular are excellent for controlling breakouts. Similar to microdermabrasion, but even gentler, HydraFacials help remove dead skin cells.


Much like almost anything in life, in order to achieve real results, consistency is key to clearing and controlling the bacteria, oil and breakouts. Getting into a daily routine of cleansing and using the right products, plus keeping up with in-office treatments, you’re sure to see clearer skin in no time.

We would love to help you and your teen navigate this treatable problem, customizing a plan to bring about the clearest, healthiest skin possible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.