A Guide To Beating Acne

Many individuals believe that acne is an issue that mostly affects teenagers. However, acne is a condition that can appear in individuals of all ages. No matter how old you are, finding a skin care routine that works for you is essential to staying on top of the problem.

Treatment For Acne Photo - LocateADoc.comTaking the time to wash your face on a regular schedule is the first step to good skin care. Washing right when you wake up and just before you go to sleep is a good idea. But be sure not to wash too often or scrub too hard. This can actually irritate the skin on your face and cause a breakout. You’ll want to find a cleanser that is not overly drying and follow with a moisturizer that works with your skin type.

Another way to manage acne is to watch your diet and stress levels. There are many foods that are thought to cause blemishes, and some studies say cutting down on sugar can improve skin. Others argue that dairy could be a culprit. Experts agree that a diet rich in green veggies and high protein fruits like avocado can improve the overall look of your skin.

In general, a great way to approach your skin care is with an attitude of experimentation and creativity. No one method works perfectly for everyone, and even individuals with ‘perfect’ skin break out from time to time. For help finding the proper combination of treatments, try consulting with a doctor at a dermatology office.

Further Reading

  • Teenagers and many adults can suffer from acne and its side effects for several years, and severe cases of acne can cause excessive scarring and trauma to the skin. While some acne treatments at medical spas and cosmetic dermatology centers can help to keep acne under control, most acne sufferers need to maintain a healthy skin care routine to keep breakouts at bay. A recent study published in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology shows that a once-daily treatment of the Retin-A Micro® Pump in the morning, along with a benzoyl peroxide treatment, can help to keep acne under control.

  • Many people suffering from acne turn to prescription benzoyl peroxide cleansers and powerful cleansing solutions made with salicylic acid to help clear up congested pores and calm down irritated skin. However, these acne treatments may aggravate the skin even further.

  • Allergan, the makers of Botox and other cosmetic surgery treatments, has recently been approached the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about its marketing and advertising campaign of Aczone, an acne treatment that was announced for the U.S. markets earlier this year.