While New Yorkers desire clear, acne-free skin as much as anyone in the country, they face some unique obstacles in this quest. New York acne expert, Dr. Schweiger, reviews his best acne tips for New Yorkers:
- Even after a busy day, its important to cleanse your skin. Pollution in the air can clog your pores and contribute to the formation of acne. It is important to go to sleep every night with clean skin. The Clarisonic brush is a great option for busy New Yorkers, because it offers complete cleansing in only two minutes. Additionally, the Clarisonic brush cleans dirt and oil from the pores more than six times better than traditional face washing alone.
- Sun protection is important, even while in the city. While walking from the subway to work, or catching a cab on the corner, you are exposed to the sun in small increments. This can add up to significant sun damage over years. Acne medications, such as topical retinoids, can cause increased sun sensitivity. For this reason, it is important to wear a daily moisturizer with sun protection.
- There is no need to put up with an unexpected pimple. The Clear Clinic is open every day for last minute cortisone injections, which can flatten out a pimple within 24-48 hours!