Why did my acne on my cheeks become worse (and leave scars) after I went to a spa?
I have had acne for as long as I can recall but it's never been horrific, just enough to cause me to be self-conscious about it. Two years ago I went to a spa to have a facial and the technician recommended that I try Ozone therapy. I went back for two more treatments (a total of 3.) Each time my face felt great for about two weeks (if a little raw and sensitive) but now I have a huge problem! I'm not sure if it was the Ozone therapy that caused it or if it's because of my "self-treatment" picking or if it's just a coincidence but now I regularly get acne only on my cheeks and it causes scarring. Each visit the technician would pop my exisiting zits (she called it some technical term but really, she was just popping them,) and I asked whether or not that was ok, I'd always been told to leave them alone (even though I didn't.) She told me it was fine as long as I only used my finger pads (not my nails,) my fingers were clean, and I didn't force them to go.
Did the Ozone therapy cause some kind of change in my skin?
Why do I only get acne on my cheeks?
My skin is pretty balanced otherwise, no T-zone.
I have very small pores (according to the technician)
I try to ignore it and not get too obsessed with it but it's getting harder! Any insight would make me feel a lot better! Thanks in advance!
I've had acne for years now and for awhile I too was getting facials. At first the facials seemed to really help clear my skin but after a while they started to irritate it really bad nad made things worse, so I stopped. Just recently I talked to one of the ladys working at a clinique counter in Nordstrom and she told me that facials and too much touching can really irritate the skin, especially if you use scrubs or exfoliates on the skin it will just spread the bacteria all over your skin. I would recogmend using a mild wash and toner and lotion and spot treatment. I use the acne solutions cleanser and toner by clinique along with the acne solutions makeup and with those products my skin has been the best in years. I would skip the facials and focus on NOT picking or touching your face at all! but rather keeping it clean and free of bacteria. Hope this can help a bit