3 Unique Things to Know About Acne
If you have acne, there’s only one thing you need to know about it: how to get rid of it, right? Although that’s true (and we can help you with that), we have created a list of three unique things about acne to help you take your acne fighting job one step further. Let’s take a closer look.
Washing your Face a Lot May Be Worse for It
Washing your face is good for your skin- especially when you have acne. By using an acne-fighting face wash, you can help combat acne-causing bacteria that leads to breakouts. But (and this is a big but), washing your face too much may dry your skin out and lead to more acne. When your skin is too dry, it can cause your oil glands to kick into overdrive and start producing too much acne-causing oil. Try washing your face just two to three times a day to avoid drying your skin out too much.
Pimple Popping Is An Ultimate No No
If popping pimples is one of your favorite past times, then this is going to put a serious damper on your day. But did you know that unless your pimples are extracted by a professional, you are likely doing more harm than good every time you pop a pimple? Pimple popping can damage the skin, lead to scarring, and can even spread acne-causing bacteria to other parts of your face. The next time you go to pop a pimple, consider leaving it instead or let one of our professionals at Chevy Chase Dermatology do it for you.
It Usually Goes Away
One thing to know about acne is that when you are in the thick of it, it can feel like it’s never going to go away but ti will. With acne treatment from Chevy Chase Dermatology and a decrease in hormone levels, most patients get rid of most of their acne once they are well into their twenties.
Acne is something that nobody wants, but most people get— even if it’s just a little. If you suffer from acne, let us help you find a solution that’s good for you. To learn more about acne treatments, schedule a consultation at our Chevy Chase office today and call:301.656. SKIN.
Category: Acne Treatments