Reduce Anxiety about Acne

14 Aug Posted by in Blog, Skincare | 1 comment

Acne is a very common problem and afflicts people of all ages, but the condition can be distressing nonetheless. The struggle with acne can be detrimental to one’s self-esteem and cause a significant amount of anxiety for some individuals. Clear skin is important, particularly before an important activity.

Before a special event or returning to school, spa treatments, facials and massage therapy can be very helpful in reducing anxiety about acne. Facial acne and back acne are common, but treatable, problems.

Massage techniques utilizing acupressure and reflexology can help the body heal acne from within. As the largest organ in the body, problems within the body are often manifested through skin conditions. Specialized massage techniques can improve lymphatic flow which helps the body rid itself of toxins. Many skin conditions including acne are believed to be caused or worsened by excess toxins. Massage can help reduce the amount of pore-clogging sebum by exercising the skin. In addition, tea tree oil used in a massage can help eliminate the acne-causing bacteria in the pores.

Spa treatments such as microdermabrasion, salicylic acid peels and enzyme peels may all be helpful in reducing acne and improving the overall appearance of the skin. These treatments can be used in conjunction with oral acne medications. Laser treatments can also be used to help rid the skin of acne. Consult with the provider before scheduling any spa treatment to determine what is the best time frame to begin treatment before an event. Most treatments should be done well in advance of a special event, as there is often an initial redness present after treatment. Multiple sessions may be required before the skin is fully cleared.

Despite concerns about acne, anxiety reduction can be achieved through the use of massage or a wide variety of spa treatments.


  1. Belen Mingu08-23-13

    The common problem faced by all ages peoples is acne. Facial acne is commonly faced. Acne is a treatable problem. This blog contains very useful information about the different techniques which are helpful for rid of the acne, but the fraxel laser treatment is really very useful in treating the acne problem for getting clear skin and this treatment is safe for all skin types.