Ways to Prevent Acne

Discover the many ways you can keep acne from sneaking up on you.

While it doesn’t seem all that surprising that many people cope with acne, it would be nice if it didn’t happen at all. If you suffer from Acne acne, isn’t it time you found a way not just to treat it, but to prevent it? Turn to your Prairieville and Baton Rouge, LA dermatologists, Drs. W. Trent Massengale and Jessica LeBlanc, to help you fight acne and keep it away.

Keep skin clean

Even if you aren’t someone who is prone to acne, it’s still important to wash your face every day to remove dirt, debris and dead skin cells. Be sure not to wash skin too much, which can dry it out and cause more issues. Always opt for warm and not hot water, and use a gentle cleanser rather than a more aggressive soap.

Moisturize your skin

If you use acne products, you know that they can be drying. That’s why it’s even more important to use a moisturizer to help reduce dry, flaky skin. If over-the-counter moisturizers aren’t enough, it’s time to talk to your dermatologist in Prairieville and Baton Rouge about a more effective moisturizer to combat dry skin.

Be vigilant when it comes to hair products

While it might be surprising to hear, what you put on your hair is just as important to the health of your skin. Try to stay away from any gels, oils or products that contain fragrances. These products are known to clog pores and cause skin irritation. If you have longer hair, try to keep it out of your face as much as possible.

Don’t touch your face

You’ve probably heard this said before, but it bears repeating: Try to keep your hands away from your face. Even just propping your chin on your hands can cause excess oil and irritation to build up on skin.

Also, don’t pick at or pop pimples, which can lead to infection. If you want a pimple extracted, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Prairieville and Baton Rouge dermatologist.

Don’t let acne affect your confidence. Let your dermatologist in Prairieville and Baton Rouge, LA create a treatment plan that is right for you. Call Atlas Dermatology today to schedule an appointment.

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