Many of us have had acne in one time or another (85% of us, to be exact). More than 40% of teenagers, for example, currently have acne or acne scars. Although acne is well-known for affecting teenagers, it is not exclusive to them. Adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and ever older can get acne. More than 50 million Americans are thought to have acne today, and there will be plenty more where that came from. Needless to say, acne and its discontents aren’t going away anytime soon.
Fortunately, advances in dermatology over the years have led to several acne treatments that are highly effective. Dermatologist specialists know just how to treat acne — and it involves more than just using ointment. Your skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in your body. It requires special, close attention. Treatments are available but in order to minimize the damage done by acne, here are three skin care tips for those of you with acne:
- Scarring is quite common with acne considering it’s so easy and even pleasurable to pick on your pimples, rashes, and other features of acne. Leave your acne alone. That means do not pop, squeeze, pick at, scratch, or otherwise irritate the affected parts of your skin.
- Wash your face at least twice a day and after you sweat profusely. Sweat is known to make acne worse. Also be sure to wash your hands after you eat or get them dirty. Your hands touch your face quite a bit, so it’s important that your entire body is clean.
- Use over-the-counter medications for your skin. There are a variety of creams and ointments to choose from and many of them are very effective in reducing acne. However, if those products don’t work, see a dermatologist specialist as soon as you can.
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