You have tried everything from home treatments, to changing your diet, to over the counter medicines, but nothing will clear up your acne. Now it is time to get serious and consult with a professional. Here is a guide for what to look for in a dermatologist and what to expect at your appointment.
If you have a breakout, resist the urge to scratch or “pop” any pimples. This could cause an infection, scaring, or maybe even both. Try over-the-counter medications, creams, and astringents first. If your acne worsens, consider making an appointment with a dermatologist who can suggest something more effective.
If you have acne prone skin, change your pillowcase frequently. Over time, dirt and oil from your hair and skin can build up on your pillowcase. When you lay your face down on it at night it can then clog your pores, leading to acne. The best way to avoid this problem is by regularly changing your pillowcase.
When it comes to acne the biggest tip that anyone can offer is try not to touch your face. In studies it’s been show that the average person touches their face thousands of times a day. Just imagine all the bacteria, dirt, and grime on your hands. So if you want to be acne free, the first step to take is to keep your hands away from your face.
If you have acne, avoid using makeup applicators and tools that can’t be washed or disposed of. Bacteria can multiply on makeup brushes, sponges and pads unless they are washed regularly. This bacteria is then deposited onto your skin whenever you apply makeup and can cause acne outbreaks or skin infections.
When it comes to acne, you are the best person in the world to know how your skin behaves. If your skin feels like it is getting oily, you should wash it immediately. If you feel it is becoming too dry, grab a moisturizer and massage gently on your face.
Stress is a major cause of acne and an aroma bath is just what the doctor ordered. Create a very calm and peaceful aura in your tub with candles and pleasant aroma scented bubbles. This will help to reduce the anxiety that you have from school or work and unclog your pores in the process.
Wash your face carefully, especially after wearing make-up. You should follow two steps: firstly, remove the make-up with a gentle cleanser. Rinse your face. Then use another type of cleanser with a moisturizing agent. This will clean up your skin more efficiently and purify the pores, which really need it every time you wear make-up.
Resist the urge to pop or pick at pimples. Although it may feel like popping a pimple will get rid of it faster, it could make it much worse. Pinching will cause the skin to become more red and swollen, and possibly, end up bleeding. This can cause scarring that will last forever, so be patient and let the pimple heal without popping.
You tried everything that you could, but lost the war against acne. Do not worry, this is why there are people who make a living from learning about your skin and treating it. Follow the tips that we have provided and you will find success in choosing your dermatologist and will get the most out of your visit.