Don’t let acne take over your beautiful skin. Find out how to combat the issue for good.
Acne is one of the most common skin problems that people experience, and while most people assume that this is an issue that only teenagers deal with, you would be surprised how many adults still deal with breakouts. If you are feeling frustrated about your current acne-fighting regimen, let our Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologists - Dr. William Trent Massengale, Dr. Jessica Lynne LeBlanc and Dr. Ashley Coreil Record - provide a little insight into treating and preventing acne.
While there are certainly an array of medications that our Baton Rouge and Prairieville skin doctors can offer you, there may be some simple steps you can take every day to improving your acne symptoms:
Exercise isn’t just great for losing weight and boosting endorphins. It’s also a great stress reliever, which can help reduce your breakouts. Working out can also boost your blood circulation and send more nutrient-rich oxygen to the skin. Just remember to shower immediately after your workout.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
This is something a lot of people don’t do regularly but we can’t stress the importance of sunscreen enough. We get that lathering on sunscreen when your skin is looking pretty good may have you a bit nervous, but staying out in the sun can lead to sunburns and irritated skin, which can make acne worse. When shopping for sunscreen always look for one that’s “non-comedogenic”, which means that it won’t clog pores.
Wash Your Face Daily
You should be washing your face in the morning and again at night. Remember to always be gentle on your skin and to never scrub or rub your skin too aggressively, as this can make acne worse. If you aren’t sure what kind of cleanser to use on your skin that will help fight acne, talk to us. We would be happy to provide some recommendations.
Use an Exfoliant
No matter whether you have acne-prone skin or not, using an exfoliant at least once or twice a week is a good idea for everyone. Dead dry skin can clog pores and let bacteria enter the skin. Prevent this by using an exfoliant and then applying a moisturizer immediately after.
Clean Your Phones
When was the last time you cleaned your phone? Cell phones are just teaming with nasty germs that are ready to cause nasty bouts of acne. Think about how often you touch or use your phone and then tell us whether it’s time to give it a good cleaning. It’s a good idea to pack a hand sanitizer with you and use a little on your phone every day.
Acne doesn’t have to take over your life. Turn to Atlas Dermatology in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, today and schedule an appointment with us. We would be happy to discuss your acne treatment options with you to help you on your way to clearer skin.