There’s no better time of year to get dressed up, hit the town, and show off a clear complexion than the new year. If you have acne, however, what seems like a fun night out can quickly turn sour at the thought of having to deal with blemished skin. Acne is the most common skin disease in the country— affecting around 17 million people. And even though acne is so common, it is one of the surest ways to put a damper on your self-esteem— especially when you’re thinking of the New Year. Ring in the New Year with ease knowing that you’re acne-free by following a few of these tips.
Wash That Face!
Even though life can get hectic— especially during the holidays— going to bed with a dirty face is only going to lead to more acne breakouts. There is no easier way to combat harmful acne causing bacteria than by simply washing your face multiple times a day. Make sure to use a face wash that contains acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
Get an Examination
Here at Georgia Dermatology Partners, we take acne very seriously. During a physical examination with one of our dermatologists, we will help determine what type of acne you have, the cause of your acne, and most importantly, how to treat it. Sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary, or we may recommend a specific in-office acne treatment. Remember that the sooner you schedule your appointment, the sooner we can get it taken care of.
Be Consistent With Treatment
Just as easy as it can be to forget to wash your face before bed or in the morning, it’s also easy for patients to forget to use their acne medication or cream. Remember that the more consistent you are with your treatment, the easier it will be to fight it.
By following the tips listed above, you can get clearer, healthier skin before the new year. Schedule your acne consultation at one of our Georgia Dermatology Partners locations today!