Advise about acne is everywhere you look on the internet and even off it. It can be hard to decide what is good and what is bad. The problem is that acne may act differently in one person to the next.
That is why getting advice from a dermatologist should be one of your first stops – so that you can deal properly with your own acne hell. Here are some tips that can be applied to most conditions.
Begin with getting help as quickly as possible. Whether that means seeing you GP or getting a referral to a dermatologist. You need professional help from the outset so that you don’t follow dangerous advice.
As mentioned before, acne is different in one person to the next and so there are different treatment options as well – a pro will know what to do.
The problem is that if you start off going in the wrong direction, the problem will become exponentially worse and you will do lasting damage to your skin.
The skin doctor will be able to work through your symptoms with you in order to find out what might be behind them and to work out a plan that works and also helps to deal with scars formed.
Triggers are important to figure out – if you can avoid these, you can reduce the number of breakouts or reduce the severity of the breakouts when they do occur.
You will be given solid advice on how to properly clean and nourish you skin, as well as advice on what to buy, what regimen to put in place, etc. You need a balance between hard enough to kill the acne and gentle enough for your skin.
Dermatologists all have tales to tell of people that tried to combat acne on their own and only ended up doing more harm then good. Overzealous treatment of the sores is worse than leaving them alone.
The best advice of all is to leave your face alone as long as possible. Aside from your daily cleansing regimen, hands off your face as far as you can.
You also need to consider what type of skin you would have if you didn’t have acne and choose products that will work with that skin as well.