How to Deal with Acne?
Don’t let acne win the battle. You can have clearer skin!
Acne is one of the most common skin problems your dermatologist Dr. Michael Saruk sees day in and day out at his Wilmington, DE office. It can be tricky figuring out what could be the root cause of your acne, but that’s where we come in. If you are having trouble finding the right acne treatment to clear up your skin, turn to the skin expert Dr. Saruk for all of your skincare needs.
Cleansing Your Skin
While you should be washing your face daily to remove the daily grim and bacteria that causes acne, note that how you wash your face is important to acne patterns. You always want to be gentle when it comes to washing your face. Washing your face too vigorously or too often can exacerbate acne and cause more pimples to surface.
Opt for mild cleansers and remember to exfoliate your skin a couple times a week to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
Consider Your Products
The skin care products you use can also play a role in how clear your skin is. To prevent pores from being clogged, you’ll want to stick with oil-free lotions, cleansers and makeup. Also, when using products (including hair products and gels) check for labels like “noncomedogenic”, which won’t clog your skin’s pores.
Opt for Medication
Sometimes your skin doctor Dr. Saruk in Wilmington will recommend medication for targeting and eliminating your acne. This is a fairly common treatment option and can be extremely effective. Some topical medications include Retin-A or products that contain benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide can be found in over-the-counter products or be prescribed in stronger doses by your dermatologist. This chemical is known to kill acne-producing bacteria, heal acne and unplug pores.
We may also prescribe antibiotics to reduce acne redness and inflammation and may be recommended if other acne treatments aren’t offering results. Antibiotics are great for targeting and eliminating whiteheads. Women dealing with hormonal acne may also benefit from taking certain oral contraceptives.
Acne doesn’t have to be a battle. Call our Wilmington, DE dermatology office today to schedule an appointment with us. Let Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC give you clearer skin for the New Year.