Congested Skin

Congested skin commonly refers to skin that has clogged pores. 

There are usually a combination of blackheads and whiteheads which gives the skin a bumpy appearance. 

Blackheads are open pores that are filled with a combination of sebum (oil) and dead skin cells and bacteria.  Whiteheads are closed pores that support an environment that can lead to acne. 

The mainstay of treatment for congested skin is medical grade skin care starting with a cleanser that promotes a slightly acidic environment. 

Cleansing is of the utmost importance when battling congested skin.  Retinol is also beneficial as is regular use of an appropriate sunscreen.

We also recommend regular facials and gentle glycolic peels.  Congested skin is the precursor to acne lesions and we recommend treating congested skin early to avoid acne and acne scarring.  

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