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Acne… but why?

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

Acne /ˈaknē/ noun: the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers.

Breaking down the what, why and how to treat acne empowers you boot acne and enjoy the clear skin you want!


Dead skin cells and oil clogs the skin. When acne occurs it can be categorized as mild, moderate, severe, and cystic.


Hormones, diet, excessive sweat, genetics and environment are a few items among the long list of acne contributors. If you are like us, we are always touching our face, picking at our blemishes. Mask wearing tends to add to it. How do we treat the skin? Identifying the root cause of acne as well as the stage of its activity helps to guide much of one’s unique skin care solution journey. Avoidance of triggers, an effective skin care regimen and skin care treatments such as Skin CoLAB’s Signature Hydrafacial is often the right next step for acne prone skin. The Skin CoLAB Signature Hydrafacial improves acne by relieving congested pores and blackheads while also providing an invigorating peel and nutrients for health skin cells and pH balance.

If skin is inflamed and irritated, a Custom Skin CoLAB facial may be ideal to calm and rehydrate the skin while also providing an onramp for starting a skincare routine. A Custom Skin CoLAB Facial experience includes a thorough skin analysis followed by curated exfoliation and hydration.

One-time facials and Hydrafacials kickstart the skin into a rejuvenation process. However, to maintain and improve any of the skin concerns uncovered during a treatment, having an at-home routine and follow up is crucial. Products like SkinCeuticals Silymarin is a SCL fave due to its high-quality antioxidant salicylic acid blend designed to prevent the oil oxidation that leads to breakouts. This multi-action oil also minimizes pores and improves skin radiance and texture. AlphaRet Clearing Serum by SkinBetter Science is also an acne favorite because of its patented retinol and salicylic acid combination that improves skin clarity and pore size. This medical grade technology allows ingredients to work harder and penetrate deeper. If your acne is cystic and severe, oral treatments facilitated by your primary care provider or dermatologist may be in order. The experts at Skin CoLAB are proud to make appropriate referrals when necessary.

For those who suffer from scarring remnant of past acne, Skin CoLAB offers treatment modalities such as Microneedling by Skin Pen as well as laser and peel services to promote healthy collagen and diminish scarring and pigment concerns. The team at Skin CoLAB in Downtown Ada would love to meet you and help you achieve your best skin yet!

Treatments are available to book online and retail is open Monday through Saturday. Call the office at 616-450-1562 or click here to schedule online.

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