Avoid candy and ice cream: Recent research suggests that foods with a high glycemic index and dairy products may influence the development or worsening of acne on your skin.
Don’t pop that pimple: Popping or picking at your acne may make it stick around longer and may increase the likelihood of acne scar development. Better to schedule a quick visit to your dermatologist for a cortisone shot, which flattens that pimple within 24-48 hours.
Less is more when it comes to acne medications: Use only a pea-size amount of topical acne medications. Many topical medications should be applied only three times a week initially, and can be following by a moisturizing cream to make otherwise drying creams more tolerable.
Go to yoga class or do an activity that relaxes you: Increased levels of stress can lead to the release of a hormone that causes the development of acne. Keep stress levels low to prevent an acne flare.
Leave your Clarisonic brush in the shower: The Clarisonic cleansing brush is an excellent addition to any acne-fighting regimen. Many people don’t know that it is waterproof, and can be left in the shower. By using it while showering, you can also clean your chest and back with the Clarisonic brush, to prevent breakouts on the body.
Sunscreen is important: Many acne medications and treatments can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. It is a misconception that sun exposure improves acne in the long run; do your best to protect your skin with daily use of a sunscreen.
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