Anti-Acne Game Plan for Men | Belo Medical Group

Anti-Acne Game Plan for Men

By Ysabel Vitangcol on May 20, 2018

Acne and oily skin don’t discriminate since it plagues both men, too. While hormones are partly to blame (testosterone does play a part in causing pimples), “it’s really the lifestyle, the weather, and heavy moisturizer use” that causes breakouts, says Dr. Joey Muñoz, associate physician at the Belo Medical Group Greenbelt. Keep reading to discover more pimple-causing dilemmas and learn how you can finally put a stop to them.

1. The Problem: Dryness and Dullness even after regular face washing

The Solution

A facial and/or a peel. This is the bare minimum you can do to get rid of deep-seated dirt and grime from all those stressful commutes and sweaty pickup basketball games. It’s also the first step you’ll take with your doctor to determine your specific skin needs. “At Belo, we do basic facials first, then chemical peels, and laser treatments, or topical medicines,” explains Dr. Muñoz. “You have to treat the oil, get the dead skin out, rejuvenate the skin, remove bacteria, basically make it functional.” It’s zero fuss, too—just pop your earphones in and take a little nap while enjoying someone else washing your face for once.

2. The Problem: Oilyness after the morning commute

The Solution

A product that can you swipe on to combat that shine. Try adding ZO Oil Control Pads (₱ 5,000.00) to your routine since these oil-control pads can sop up pimple-causing oil and smoothen your facial skin at the same time, leaving you with a polished, just-washed-your-face look.

3. The Problem: Intense acne

The Solution

A round of topical medication that’s prescribed by your dermatologist. “We tell our patients that we also need to look for the root cause of the acne breakouts,” explains Dr. Muñoz. “We target the obvious causes first—the oil, the bacteria, the marks and the redness that you see on the surface.” If the acne still persists, then oral meds may be prescribed to help battle rebellious skin from inside out.

4. The Problem: Acne marks that won’t go away

The Solution:

A couple of treatments that will specifically address old marks and scars. Ask your dermatologist about Angel Whitening—it’s a painless laser procedure that will smoothen your skin and banish marks left behind by pimple scarring. You can also try ADVALight, a treatment that uses yellow laser to further remove bacteria that causes acne.

Another option? KI injections! This will help flatten and soften those tough dark scars from the days you couldn’t resist popping your pimples.

All products are available on all clinics and Belo Shop. Click shop.belomed.com to add these to cart today! Follow Belo Shop’s official Facebook and Instagram for more updates!

Please note that prices may change without prior notice. Additionally, it’s important to consult with a doctor from a reliable aesthetic clinic in the Philippines about the products that best match your needs. Skincare is not a one size fits all. A Belo doctor will be able to properly assess the best ingredients and products for you based on your skin type and concerns!

Editor’s Note: this article has been updated as of April 2024.

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