At Dynamic Dermatology we have years of experience and training to best manage your acne whether it be teenage acne, medication induced acne or adult hormonal acne we are here for you.
- Acne or blemishes appear when pores become clogged with dead skin, oil and bacteria.
- Blackhead are black not from dirt but from oxidized melanin. Prevent over scrubbing as this can make acne worse
- Once the pore is clogged inflammation surrounds the pore, which forms red bumps on the skin
- If your starting to see scarring come see us at Dynamic Dermatology sooner rather then later to help prevent more scarring
Diet and Acne
There is some evidence suggesting high glycemic diets and dairy, particularly skim milk, may worsen acne.
At Home Tips (complements of the AAD)
- Wash twice a day and after sweating. Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, can make acne worse, so wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.
- Use your fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Using a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything else can irritate the skin.
- Be gentle with your skin. Use gentle products, such as those that are alcohol-free. Do not use products that irritate your skin, which may include astringents, toners and exfoliants. Dry, red skin makes acne appear worse.
- Scrubbing your skin can make acne worse. Avoid the temptation to scrub your skin.
- Rinse with lukewarm water.
- Shampoo regularly. If you have oily hair, shampoo daily.
- Let your skin heal naturally. If you pick, pop or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear and you increase the risk of getting acne scars.
- Keep your hands off your face. Touching your skin throughout the day can cause flare-ups.
- Stay out of the sun and tanning beds. Tanning damages you skin. In addition, some acne medications make the skin very sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, which you get from both the sun and indoor tanning devices.
- Using tanning beds increases your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75 percent.
10. Consult a dermatologist if:
- Your acne makes you shy or embarrassed.
- The products you’ve tried have not worked.
- Your acne is leaving scars or darkening your skin.