The Connection Between Skin Turnover, Oil Flow and Acne

Did you know that skin experiencing breakouts, congestion and acne suffer from fast cell turnover and fast oil flow? Fast cell turnover and fast oil flow means that they are producing too quickly. Usually fast is best, but that’s definitely not the case when it comes to the skin, as the cells and oil build up on the surface of the skin.

Fast cell turnover is caused by an abnormality in the way our skin cells turn over, where cells don’t come away they are meant too and stick to the skin building up inside the hair follicles. The fast oil flow starts to become thick and sticky and the mixture of dead skin and oil then leads to congestion – which causes the beginning of the pesky acne cycle.

All skins contain a type of bacteria called P Acne, which lives within the hair follicles. Unfortunately, acne skins contain an excessive amount as this bacterium thrives in an environment where there is no oxygen. Due to the excessive dead skin build-up on the surface of the skin, the hair follicles become clogged and the P Acne bacteria has a big party within the skin.

So, what can be done? The good news is that there is a solution for this!

Home Care

Along with you daily routine to assist with lifting off and regulating your skin cells we recommend an at home skin treatment every three days, exfoliating with an exfoliant followed by a deep cleansing and inflammation-reducing Masque. A daily dose of topical Vitamin A will help regulate acne, congestion, and breakouts.

Top Picks for At-Home Facial

  • Lira Ice Clarifying Scrub
  • Lira Ice Refining Masque
  • DMK MicroPeel
  • DMK Acu Masque

Supplements 

Essential Fatty Acid (or EFA) supplements are essential (sorry not sorry about the pun!) to ensure the oil is viscous, so it can freely move up onto the surface of the skin rather than lingering in its thick and cheesy form (I know – eww), which leads to further clogging in the hair follicles. Also, it increases hydration, reducing inflammation, and encourages skin healing… all while helping to rebalance oily, congested skin.

Skin Treatments

During your in-clinic skin treatments, we are able to retrain the skin and the way it functions. We are able to treat not only what we see on the surface, but also what lays deep within the skin. This means stopping acne in its tracks, for good. At Euphoria Skin, we focus on performing skin revision treatments to exfoliate the excessive dead skin buildup, and increase the free water levels to push the bombs up – also known as congestion! We liken this to putting tea light candles in the bottom of the bathtub and then filling it with water. The tea lights will float to the surface, and the same thing happens with congestion. 

We also incorporate specialized treatments to release inflammation and help kill acne bacteria, to reveal clear and flawless skin. Head over to our success page to see some of the results we’ve achieved with our skin journeys.

Top Picks for Skin Treatments

  • Extractions
  • Revive Peels
  • Skin Needling
  • Enzyme Therapy

If you would like to have a consult or just a quick skin check-in, simply book online. We would love it see you!