Taking care of your skin requires daily attention. This is especially true if you are dealing with conditions such as acne. Acne is a condition that can significantly impact a patient’s skin. These pimples, cysts, blackheads, and whiteheads are not only unsightly, but they can be uncomfortable and damaging. In fact, Dr. Betty Bellman of Miami Beach, Florida sees many patients into their adult years who deal with acne and what it can leave behind: acne scarring. Acne scarring is often a result of damage to the skin from past episodes of acne. Squeezing and popping pimples can cause this damage. So can untreated, severe cases of acne. Because of this, it is vital that patients take good care of their acne-prone skin and treat their acne in ways that avoid damage to the skin’s surface.
Below are several recommendations for treating and controlling acne that will protect the skin as much as possible:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Some patients may also use prescription facewashes with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as an extra step towards treatment of acne. Patients should wash their face twice a day, and blot the skin dry without rubbing their towel across the skin.
- Remove make-up before you sleep. Cosmetics are often contributing to the oil on the skin that can cause acne to become worse. Make sure to wash your face at night, using makeup remover.
- Avoid picking at pimples. Picking at pimples and squeezing out whiteheads and blackheads can cause trauma to the skin that becomes acne scarring. Visit with a dermatologist to determine the most effective way of addressing acne without touching the face in an aggressive matter.
Are you interested in learning about more skincare techniques?
If you are a Miami Beach, FL area patient who struggles with acne and wants to eliminate acne without damaging the skin, it might be a great time to start working with a professional to seek effective solutions. Dr. Betty Bellman and her team can help individuals with controlling their acne while reducing their risk of developing unwanted acne scarring on the skin. Call (305) 534-8480 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 4302 Alton Road, Suite #705. We are here to help new and established patients at our state-of-the-art office.