3 pore & pimple habits that are making your skin worse.

The true beauty of an individual lies in self-confidence. We celebrate its potency; write about it, sing about it and succumb to its allure. As an individual you’ll know the condition of your skin takes a lead role in determining your self-confidence. With confidence comes empowerment. O Cosmedics lays the foundation for timeless beauty and gives you the chance to show your true beauty.

Pore Myth 1: Your nose is covered in blackheads.

Most clients we see think they are covered in black heads, while this is so true for some, it’s not for most. The enlarged and darker spots on your T-Zone and other oilier areas are most likely going to be sebaceous filaments, which are sebum, bacteria, dead skin and a hair that are sitting in a pore. Everyone has them but some are more visible than others. I know mine were huge before I understood what I was trying clear and with time they have become clearer – praise be microneedling and potent clearing serum. 

Pore Myth 2: Pores can be “shrunk.”

Pores are unable to be “shrunk” – the appearance of the pores can be minimised with good hydration which keeps skin plump and using products tailored to your goals. The flip side of this is you can’t shrink your pores but boy oh boy can you stretch them – if you’re using peel off masks/nose strips then please stop, while it looks cool pulling gunk out, you’re causing trauma to the pore and can make them become larger. Avoid squeezing and picking too as this can permanently enlarge your pores. Using chemical exfoliates is the key and we will get into this more.

Pore Myth 3: Pores open and close.

Pores do not open and close. The idea that a warm washcloth or steam treatment will “open” your pores to allow products to penetrate more deeply is a myth. And the idea that a splash of cold water or a toner will “close” your pores is also a myth.

The best thing you can do to make your pores look smaller and your face clearer is to regularly clean out your pores. So let’s find out how! This treatment plan also works on pimples – the reason we recommend treating pimples this way, is those nasty white heads that just creep on up and scream POP ME! are actually your white blood cells coming to the rescue as infection has been identified by your body.

So when you’re there squeezing away in the mirror, you’re actually fighting your bodies immune response. This is why they keep comin’ back no matter how many times you dig in – NOT because there is more “puss” inside. This is your body’s immune system and it’s working for a reason.  One more time for the people in the back – THERE IS NO PUSS IN YOUR PIMPLE.

More concerning is when you’re opening up that skin, you’re opening the wound to UV – you get those red marks that take eternity to fade? That’s UV damage to your skin.

We have a way to tackle these skin concerns that mean you can step away from the pimple and pore popping and tackle these bad boys deeper in your skin and before they become a concern and mark you for years meaning you can have clear and healthy skin.

This brings us to the O Cosmedics home care for your skin. This can only be organised by prescription in studio for your skin needs – these products are the holy grail in skin care.

Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser:

A gentle daily facial cleanser strengthened with powerful antioxidants. Suitable for all skin types including reactive and rosacea skins post peel laser and surgery cleansing. Fortified with anti-pollutant boosters that trap and remove dirt and excess sebum. V8 Peptide Complex® leaves the skin super hydrated and refreshed. A daily must have! Perfect for all skin types including the most compromised. Perfect to use with our Skin Shammys and Sonic Cleansing Brush!

Corrective Cleanser and Peel

corrective cleanser and mild-peel in one which purifies and thoroughly frees your skin of embedded dirt makeup excess sebum and damaging pollutants. High-powered L-Lactic and encapsulated Salicylic Acids (death for dirty pores) gently exfoliate dead skin cells unclogs congested pores and discouraging impurities – I use this every night and once a week leave it on for an extra 5 minutes to induce a deeper cleanse and peeling effect.

3 – IN – 1 Fruit Peel Mask:

A unique 3 in 1 Fruit Peel Mask and Gommage that exfoliates using a whopping 18% of fruit enzymes by releasing redundant cells and stimulating new healthy cells promoting a healthy smooth hydrated and radiant skin. One easy step three great benefits. Triple Treat! Perfect for all skin types when applied as a mask. Do not gommage red inflamed skins. This can be mixed with your Cleanser for added skin help or left on one to two times a week. I use it for some me time with a cup of vitality tea, ensuring I take a small bit of time just for me.

Potent Clearing Serum:

Not one but four potent actives that control breakouts and diminish the appearance of scarring. Encapsulated Salicylic Acid and L-Lactic Acid exfoliate the skin (inside and out) and encourage cell turnover whilst powerful botanicals support the reduction of inflammation. V8 Peptide Complex® ensures skin is left super hydrated and rebalanced. Life saver! Perfect for breakouts congestion and even ingrown hairs. My skin would be a wreck without this – I use it as an all over treatment but a lot of clients just use this as a spot treatment or where their pores are concerned. Cleaning them inside to out, busting the sebum, gunk and build up to smithereens.

Rebalancing Cream:

This light-weight oil free lotion offers a unique blend of ingredients designed specifically for problematic skin. Targeting bacteria excessive sebum production and build up on the skin’s surface daily application will aid in improving the skin’s condition. V8 Peptide Complex® ensures skin is left rebalanced and refreshed. Skin blessing! Perfect for assisting problematic and/or hormonally challenged skins showing signs of breakout oil imbalance and congestion. Favourite for guys.

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O Skin – Inject Derma Roller:

Instead of using steam to clear out your skin and get your products to penetrate deeper (Because that is a total myth!) we recommend the roller to help your products get deeper!

O COSMEDICS SKIN-INJECT MTS (Micro-Needling Therapy System) Derma Roller (0.25mm) utilises 600 gamma-sterilised, micro-needles to effectively and visibly rejuvenate and regenerate the skin’s own natural healing response. The independently rotating disks with advanced silicon suspension system provide the most comfortable and beneficial treatment possible, whilst reducing procedure downtime.

O COSMEDICS Skin-Inject MTS Derma Roller supports:

  • CIT Collagen Induction Therapy
  • SRT Scar Reduction Therapy
  • Cosmedical Product Infusion
  • Skin Aging
  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne and Pimples
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Pigmentation
  • Body Stretch Marks
  • Refreshed, Revived and Awakened Complexion

ADD ON:

B3 Plus – My favourite product currently.

Boosts the skin’s immune system treats hyper pigmentation acne rosacea and is a vital source of cell energy optimising cellular communication and reinforcing skins barrier functions. A perfect treatment for acne hyper pigmentation and rosacea. All skins looking to improve their immune function induce skin health and radiance even out skin tone improve skin texture and protection will be addicted to this serum. Boosts skin’s immunity! Perfect for all skins especially acne hyper pigmentation and rosacea.

Ageing is so last year; kick it to the curb and empower yourself with healthy, youthful, radiant skin. Speak to your skin specialist today.