Don’t Let Acne Ruin Your Skin

It’s never a great moment when you realize you’re getting another breakout. Typically, breakouts show up at the worst of times: before a date, a job interview or a major work presentation. Acne doesn’t pick and choose when to show up, but if you are trying to find ways to tackle your acne, then it’s time you let our Phoenix, AZ, dermatologist Dr. Tamela Tripp help you.

While our Phoenix skin doctor can offer up certain medications to help you tackle your symptoms, this isn’t the only way to reduce your acne breakouts. In fact, there are certain measures you can take every day to help keep your skin clearer, such as

Be Gentle

Most people think that the harder or tougher they scrub the cleaner their skin will be. Don’t believe this myth! Being gentle with your skin is the name of the game. Being too rough on your skin could actually just make acne symptoms worse. Opt for a gentle cleanser and wash with warm (not hot) water twice a day. Gently pat your skin dry after washing it.

Consider Acne-Fighting Products

Remember that there is no miracle product that will be able to instantly zap away pimples. It will take several weeks for your skin to get acclimated to the new product you are using and respond accordingly. One issue that happens too often is that people give up on a product because they don’t see results immediately. If you are going to try an acne-fighting cleanser or product that contains salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide, give it at least six weeks of consistent use before you decide to switch products.

Look At Your Labels

Before using any product, it’s a good idea to know what specific ingredients are actually going on your face, as some ingredients could just end up clogging your pores or make acne worse. Whether looking for hair products, lotions or sunscreen, look for the word “non-comedogenic”. This means that the product will not clog your pores.

If you want more tips and treatments for tackling your acne then turn to the experts at North Mountain Dermatology in Phoenix, AZ, who just can’t wait to help you get clearer skin. Schedule your appointment with us today.