Lately I have noticed that I have been developing more acne than normal. I think the development of the acne / blackheads is due to my skin being oilier now that the warm weather has set in. Because of this new found dilemma I thought I would do some research on how to get rid of blackheads to help me deal with this acne problem. This post covers some of the information that I found.
One of the new electronics for skincare treatment is the PMD or “personal microderm” system. These systems use a form of exfoliation called microdermabrasion. During microdermabrasion the outermost layer of skin is sloughed off helping to remove dead skin cells, which is important for bringing new layers of skin to the surface. Getting rid of these old dead skin cells also help in treating blackheads because when they combine with skin oils they can clog pores and develop into this form acne. When the tool helps bring new fresh layers of skin to the surface, it is also helping to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and other blemishes. I am thinking of giving one of these a try soon!
Skin Light Therapy
There are skin systems on the market that target acne, as well as healing and repairing your skin, through the use of deep penetrating LED lights. The use of these lights for skincare is called DPL or “deep penetrating light” therapy. Without getting into too much technical detail; the system which was discovered by NASA, works by exposing the skin to LED wavelengths which increase the energy within the cells. This added energy helps to greatly increase the speed at which the skin repairs itself and your skin is left rejuvenated. The healing process in the skin caused by the light is what helps clear up acne quickly. This method has benefits beyond simply promoting younger looking skin as it has been found to also help in the treatment of rosacea. I may look into trying this if the PDM system doesn’t work as well to clear up my blackheads.
Another skin light system that can be used to treat acne is called blue light therapy. This method of using light to rid your skin of acne uses non-UV blue lights to deeply penetrate the skin and kill off the acne causing bacteria. My research has shown me that acne is caused by a process usually entailing three elements; dead skin cells, skin oil (sebum), and bacteria. As mentioned above once the dead skin cells and skin oils combine they can clog skin follicles and pores. If this happens and bacteria is introduced the chain reaction can cause acne to develop. The idea of using this blue light is to kill acne causing bacteria at the source so it cannot merge and develop into an acne breakout. One of the other benefits touted for this treatment is that it penetrates your skin so it won’t be irritating like some of the acne treatments that are used on the surface.
These are the three main electronic “technology” based tools that I found while doing my research into skincare technology that is available on the market. I will start treatment by washing my face more frequently and treating with topical solutions. If this doesn’t work I will move onto the PDM system, as mentioned. If that doesn’t work then maybe I will try one of the light solutions but they cost more money so I will have to weigh my options once I get to that point.
If you have any experience in new skincare technologies please leave me some feedback below. Maybe it can help my situation as well as any others who find this post.