How To Manage Oily Skin And AcneSep 23, 2019
It’s healthy to have a certain amount of skin oil, but an abundance of it can clog the pores and lead to acne. Acne affects people of all ages and stages of life, and it can be awkward no matter who you are. For this reason, proper skin care is important whether you’re a student or a working adult.
How To Make Your Skin Less Oily
To clean oily skin and reduce acne-causing bacteria, the most popular at-home options are topical treatments like facial cleansers, lotions, and acne pads.
Make sure to pick products that contain salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide. You may want to first start with a gentle cleanser and then try one with either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
5 Ways To Prevent Acne
Chronic acne is frustrating and can have long-lasting effects on self-esteem and confidence. To fight blemishes, follow these basic guidelines to improve your skin:
1) Wash your face gently twice per day with a mild cleanser. You may also try a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, as long as they are not too drying to your skin.
2) Don’t over-wash your skin.
3) When wearing make-up, only use oil-free cosmetics.
4) Avoid picking or squeezing pimples. Aggravating your acne will only increase inflammation and delay the healing process, which can lead to scarring.
5) Limit exposure to sun and excess cold.
How Dermatologists Can Treat Acne
Sometimes treating acne isn’t as simple as using cleansers, creams and cleansing pads. For some, acne can be bad enough that it needs more than over-the-counter treatments, including prescription medications.
If you think your skin needs stronger treatment options, make an appointment with your dermatologist.
About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
We want you to feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your acne or your annual skin check. We look forward to meeting you!