Controlling Acne: What You Should Know

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After struggling with severe acne and skin problems as a teen and young adult, I spent years working with a dermatologist to clear things up. Throughout the many appointments and consultations, I learned a lot about proper skin care and what to do to minimize my risk of breakouts. Many of the tips I learned are things you don't come across in many places, so I decided to create this site in the hopes that it would help others see that there's more you can do beyond the traditional over-the-counter creams and cleaning pads. I hope the information here keeps you from having to face another special event with the embarrassment of your skin problems.


Controlling Acne: What You Should Know

26 January 2023
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Acne is a skin condition that may plague you as a teenager, or it may not appear until you are an adult. Acne and other skin conditions may appear as a result of stress, diet, or genetics. Acne may make you feel self-conscious at any age. Those pimples, whether you have large patches of acne or just a large pimple from time to time, can make you feel like everyone is looking at them, and it can be embarrassing. If you have acne at any age, there are a number of things you may be able to do to help get it under control and live with skin that is free from blemishes.  

Lower Your Stress

Lowering your stress is something that can be difficult to master, especially as a teenager. You may have a lot of stress from school, sports, or just being a teenager in general. As an adult, you will also encounter all types of stress in your life and you need to learn to manage it or it will eventually begin to show on your skin. You can lower your stress levels by doing things that you enjoy doing. Some things you can do include relaxing with a good book, playing a sport that you enjoy, working out, doing yoga or meditation, or being around people who make you feel better about yourself and allow you to have fun without stress and worry. Do what you can to lower your stress to help reduce acne.

Make Changes In Your Diet

Making changes to your diet can affect your overall skin tone, texture, and appearance. It can also reduce your acne and the presence of pimples, as well as other skin conditions. If you have oily skin, it may be because you eat a lot of unhealthy foods. If your skin is dry, it may be because you don't hydrate enough to allow your skin to produce enough moisture to stay hydrated.

You should drink plenty of water throughout the day and you should eat a diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Eating a cleaner diet can help reduce your chances of getting acne and breakouts.

Change Your Skincare Routine

If washing your face with a bar of soap is drying out your skin, you need to start using a facial cleanser to clean your skin. If you are sleeping in your makeup and not washing your face at night, you need to start washing your face before bed to reduce the chances of the makeup settling into your pores and clogging them. Clogged pores can cause acne, as well as blackheads.

If you have issues with acne, no matter your age, you need to make some changes to help clear up your skin. A dermatologist can help if you have tried these things and you still have acne issues. Medication or further treatment may be required to clear your skin.

Contact a local dermatology office, such as Hamzavi Dermatology, to learn more.