Here are acne expert Dr. Schweiger's Top 5 Tips for Clear Skin:
Follow your acne routine diligently. Acne cannot be cleared overnight, so you must be dedicated to your acne treatment routine. Acne medications, even OTC medications, are not meant to be used once in a while - the key is regular use, to prevent acne from ever coming up!
Skin care is important. Consistent use of an anti-acne cleanser or a gentle cleanser will help to keep your pores clear, so that acne-causing bacteria is not attracted to the area. It is also important to use a moisturizer daily, as many acne medications can otherwise cause dryness on the skin. Choose a moisturizer labeled 'non-comedogenic' to ensure that it won't clog your pores.
Don't try to pop your pimples. Popping or picking at acne can actually cause more inflammation on the skin, which may cause the pimple to stick around longer that it otherwise would.
Don't go at it alone. Even though there are endless OTC acne treatments available, they are not as effective as prescription treatments that your dermatologist can recommend. Visit a dermatologist before your acne becomes more severe and begins to cause scarring on your skin.
Invest in a cleansing brush. Cleansing brushes, like the Clarisonic Pro, are available at your dermatologist's office. They have been clinically proven to clean the pores up to 6 times better than traditional face washing!
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