You may remember chlorophyll from your high school science class. It’s the rich, green pigment that gives plants their color. And while its essential to photosynthesis (the process where plants get energy from light and turn it into oxygen), chlorophyll is essential to all life on earth – not just plants.
A recent study from InStyle analyzes the latest buzz around chlorophyll in skincare. The verdict? Many healthcare professionals believe chlorophyll contains acne benefits, leading to many skincare product manufacturers adding this ingredient into their formulas.
Some studies show that applying chlorophyll topically is effective for acne, while some studies also suggest ingesting chlorophyll has its benefits as well. More research is needed, but to help fight acne in ways we know will work, try these tips:
- Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the day.
Acne is influenced by all sorts of factors, including the food you eat. Vegetables across the color spectrum from green broccoli and spinach to red peppers are chockful of nutrients and antioxidants which fight inflammation and irritation which can lead to acne. And several fruit varieties, especially berries, are loaded with antioxidants.
- Be diligent about your skincare routine – starting with a good cleanser.
Oil, dirt and bacteria are the leading causes of acne (along with other factors, such as the environment). And while our faces are exposed to all sorts of pollutants each day, it’s critical to have a hard-working cleanser that will remove all possible oil, dirt and bacteria. But not all facial cleansers are the same. Depending on your skin type, you may find that a cream-based formula works best for you (dry skin) or a gel-based formula will work best (for oily skin). And to fight acne through your cleanser, seek a formula that contains salicylic acid.
- Incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps your body repair damaged skin cells. Similar to how vegetables and fruits containing antioxidants aid your body in fighting free radicals, topical antioxidants (vitamin C) do the same for your skin. But what else does vitamin C do? It helps keep your skin plump and firm, preventing premature aging of skin.
- Consider regular HydraFacial treatments.
The HydraFacial treats it all – including congested pores which can cause acne. By cleansing, extracting, exfoliating and hydrating all in one treatment, HydraFacial provides clearer instantly, with little to no downtime.
Ready to tackle your acne for good? Call us at 770-667-3090 to schedule your skincare consultation & VISIA Complexion Analysis with our skin care expert Heather Davis, LE.