Nearly 50 million people suffer from acne each year. This makes it the most common skin condition. June is acne awareness month and in its honor, The Skin & Body Refinery is here to share some tips to help acne sufferers find some reprieve from this sometimes debilitating skin condition.
Keep Your Face Clean Without Cleaning too Much
It is important to keep your face clean, but not clean it too often. You should be cleaning your face in the morning and at night before bed. Cleaning your face more than this can cause more harm than good. Using warm water and a mild face cleaner is the best way to keep your face clean. Harsh cleansers can cause inflammation.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize Your Face After Cleansing
Many of the acne treatment creams and medications you use end up drying out your skin in the process. When you are looking for the right moisturizer, look for one that is noncomedogenic as this type of moisturizer doesn’t cause acne to worsen.
Cosmetic Makeup Can Cause & Worsen Acne
Makeup can sometimes worsen your acne rather than cover it up for you. There are several dyes and chemicals found in makeups and that irritates acne problems. Don’t use foundation, blush or powder when your skin is flaring up. When you find yourself needing to wear makeup, make sure you are washing it off at night before going to bed.
Stop Touching & Picking at Your Face
The oils found on your hands do nothing for your skin when you have an acne problem. Not only that, but there are bacteria found on your hands that will worsen acne. Don’t pop or pick at your acne to avoid scarring and infection.
Avoid Sun Exposure When Taking Acne Drugs
There are several medications that make your skin sensitive to sunlight. The sun can cause inflammation and hyperpigmentation when you are using certain medications. Wearing protective clothing and the use of sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher will help keep your skin protected from dangerous UV rays.
Over the Counter Acne Products
Over the counter products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid are great choices in your skin care routine. They work to dry out your skin and help protect from bacteria. They can be strong so it’s best to start out small and work up to what works best for your skin.
Don’t Let Acne Scars Negatively Affect Your Life
Acne scars affect many people each year and can cause self esteem problems for acne sufferers. There are treatments offered by The Skin & Body Refinery such as microdermabrasion and VI peels that reduce the amount of scarring due to acne issues. Having these scars erased or lessened can be life changing for those with severe acne scarring.
Microdermabrasion, VI Peel Services & More in Waco, TX
Not only does The Skin & Body Refinery offer treatments that reduce scarring but facials that can help treat and limit the amount of acne our clients deal with on a daily basis. Call us for more information about our facial treatments.