Are your efforts actually making your acne worse?
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting both teenagers and adults. The stress and discomfort of having pimples on your face, plus the deep scars that are left after pimples burst under the skin, might lead you to try everything that you can to get rid of them ASAP. However, a lot of products and home remedies out there aren’t dermatologist-approved, and can harm your skin. You’ll see better results if you avoid these common mistakes.
1. Using do-it-yourself acne tips.
A lot of popular remedies for acne can irritate your skin. Some of these substances, such as toothpaste, cinnamon, and apple cider may even cause slight chemical burns. Some skincare medications available online or over-the-counter should be used only under the supervision of a dermatologist.
2. Squeezing and picking at your pimples.
It’s tempting to try to pop your pimples. But this is likely to result in permanent scarring. Pimples are bacterial infections in your skin, and picking at them can worsen the infection. Instead, visit a dermatological clinic for a professional acne treatment that can safely extract your pimples.
At Skintrends, we use specialized tools to perform comfortable and effective treatments with beautiful, smooth, scar-free results. Our attendants are personally trained by our Medical Director, and have extensive experience with acne treatments.
3. Relying on spot treatment.
Although topical acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide can work wonders for removing active pimples, you need to have a skincare routine that will prevent your acne from recurring. In addition, spot treatment often doesn’t work on cystic acne (large, deep pimples). Using spot treatment products too often can also dry your skin.
The key to acne-free skin is following a skincare routine consistently, not just when you’re experiencing a breakout. Your at-home skincare routine should incorporate keratolytic agents such as beta hydroxy acids and retinols, which exfoliate skin and keep your pores clear. It can take weeks to see results, but the improvement will be worth it.
There’s no need to suffer from acne!
Whether you’re experiencing mild, moderate or severe acne, you deserve to feel comfortable and beautiful in your skin. Our unique acne treatment program offers all the products, treatments and information you need to be acne-free. Skintrends is the only derma clinic in the country that gives a guarantee of free treatments* if they cannot make you acne-free after the program. Book a free consultation now.
*Under the guidelines of SAS
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