Predictions for How Acne Skincare Will Change in 2017

Predictions for How Acne Skincare Will Change in 2017

Out with the old and in with the new! This year is sure to come with a lot of new treatments, techniques, and trends in skincare.  We sure are looking forward to seeing all that 2017 has to hold.

Yes, in science we are making strides daily across multiple platforms.  And as the landscape changes over the years with safe and effective emerging practices (like functional medicine), we will continue to promote the importance of using a combination of different methods as a long lasting solution to eliminate and prevent acne. 

Acne is an external manifestation of an internal issue.  And just because something is new, and may sound like “the latest and greatest”, doesn't necessarily mean that it is safe and will provide you with long-term results. 

We get it.  We work with hundreds of acne sufferers who just want relief, and didn’t do much research on what they’ve used on their skin.   So ask yourself these acne treatment questions as you’re pondering your next move, and check out what our experts think some trends in acne skincare are this coming year.  

Acne Skincare Predictions for 2017

  1. The total number of acne sufferers will increase. Especially adult, hormonal, male, and pre-teen varieties. With more and more topical acne treatments on the market, it’s tempting for anyone with acne to reach for the medicated formulas, but what most people don’t realize is that these washes, creams and spot treatments will only provide temporary relief. In some cases, over washing, over exfoliating, or using a formula too harsh for your skin can even exacerbate acne symptoms by triggering the body to produce more oil to make up for what was just washed away. Until this cycle stops, we will only see more symptoms on our skin.
  2. More people will look toward natural solutions. With each passing year, it seems more people are looking toward holistic solutions in healthcare, and that includes treating the skin. With meditative workout practices such as yoga becoming more popular, people are beginning to look inward, rejecting typical, chemical solutions for Eastern medicinal treatments such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, and herbal healing. With popularity comes information, and we predict, and hope to see, more people leaning toward natural remedies to assist in their treatment.
  3. Less people will buy into conventional methods or new prescription drugs. It isn’t uncommon for someone with severe or chronic acne to seek help from a physician or dermatologist to help treat their condition. Many women have turned to hormonal birth control to keep their symptoms in check, while others rely on prescription antibiotics or medications such as Accutane. While these may provide, again, temporary relief for some, it’s becoming clear that these solutions are not without their share of harmful side effects, from blood clots and potential fertility issues to depression, over drying of the skin and scalp, and resistance after prolonged use, depending on the treatment. Accutane has been taken off the market due to a class action suit, and the generics have similar side effects.  Furthermore, once the treatment has discontinued, the hormonal imbalance which lead to acne in the first place is likely to return, leaving people more frustrated than ever.
  4. More people will look toward additional lifestyle changes that can benefit skin care. Acne-prone people, especially anyone with adult or chronic symptoms, seem to be shifting their attention toward a mind-body connection. We hope to see more of this with every passing year, as the relationship between our internal and external selves is something that affects a myriad of things in our daily lives, including our skin’s health. More people seem to understand that a combination therapy approach to treating acne both systemically and topically will lead to long-term results, and as more people become educated on just how acne forms, we hope to see less impulse purchases and more changes to lifestyle habits than ever before.

Of course, it’s impossible to predict exactly what the world of skincare will reveal this year, but one thing is for certain - if acne isn’t treated at its source, it will almost always come back. Why? Acne is a usually the result of a hormonal imbalance, which occurs from within. These hormonal shifts can trigger the sebaceous glands to create excessive amounts of sebum, which can become clogged within pores. When combined with dead skin cells, bacteria can form, leading to acne symptoms such as pimples and cysts. Our AcnEase® users are able to experience how a treatment can act as a buffer between the hormones and sebaceous glands so that the sebaceous glands can return to normal activity. The botanical ingredients that make up the various AcnEase® treatments were selected based on years of research and trials as the safest and most effective combination to not only eliminate existing acne symptoms but also prevent new acne from forming, no matter how severe. When treating your acne, it’s best to skip the trends and stick with a treatment that will truly work for you both in the new year, and beyond!

We want to hear from you! What do you think we’re going to see more of in 2017? Tell us in the comments!

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