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Getting to the Root Cause

Achieve acne-free skin in six to 12 weeks with Clear Path's owner Kimberly Lovato

There are millions of products that aim to improve our confidence. When it comes to our attempts to create an acne-free lifestyle, we may spend lots of money for little payoff. Kimberly Lovato became all too familiar with this when she began to suffer from acne rosacea in her 20s.

“I was on the same acne treatment roller coaster still being used today: antibiotics, topical prescriptions, laser treatments, and drugs like Accutane,” says Lovato. “When my dermatologist balked at me when I asked if my diet was connected to my breakouts, common sense said he was wrong.”

Lovato launched into a 25-year journey of studying nutrition related to the skin. She attended UCLA for Cosmetic Chemistry, which drove her to develop the custom program and products now offered at Clear Path. Her goal was to address the root causes of acne by leaving no stone unturned and no pore left behind. This meant focusing on four triggers—inflammation in the body, oil production in the pores, excessive dead skin cells, and bacteria.

“We don’t need any prescription to clear acne. We don’t offer band-aids, only real results,” says Lovato. “Dermatologists often just hand you the typical prescription of antibiotics without much of a glance. They are also unknowingly prescribing topical prescriptions which often have the worst kind of pore-cloggers, such as Isopropyl Myristate.”

A dermatologist may tell you that your skin could get worse before it gets better. However, the issue lies in comedogenic ingredients clogging the pores leading to new breakouts. With the 99.2% success rate of her Clear Path Program, Lovato wanted to continue to share this critical knowledge through personalized skin care regimens.

“A custom regimen needs to be created to help fight acne while keeping the skin hydrated and calm,” says Lovato. “It is crucial to take into consideration the condition of the skin and what stage of acne is presented. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach.”

When Lovato arrived in Cedar Park to open her second Clear Path location, she did not come without her right hand. Master Acne Specialist Shelby King-Smith made the trek with her all the way from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lovato notes how blessed she has been to have King-Smith as part of her team for the past several years. Together, they have helped numerous acne sufferers create new lives for themselves.

“Clearing acne is so easy that we created a Long Distance Program to help acne sufferers who live outside of the area. We educate each client step by step on how to clear their skin without coming to either clinic,” says Lovato. “As Master Acne Specialists and skin care experts, we can guide anyone to clear skin. The only thing they have to do is take our hand.”

Lovato finds that the best part of seeing the before-and-afters of her clients at Clear Path is knowing their journeys and witnessing their transformations.

Visit clearpathacneclinic.com to learn more about how to restore your confidence and skin health.

“Confidence is right around the corner. You don’t have to struggle any longer. Skip the dermatologist, learn what really triggers acne, and exactly how to heal it at the root cause.”

“There is no need for any prescriptions whatsoever. These methods are antiquated and rarely make positive changes in the long term.”