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Posts for: February, 2016

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
February 03, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Discover the best tips for how to reduce your acne.

Nothing ruins your day quite like waking up with acne. Whether you are a teenager or full-grown adult, acne is a problem that plagues Acnemany. While the battle to find the effective treatment for your acne can feel challenging, your Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview, NY dermatologist Dr. Daniel Sherer is here to make it a bit easier. Here are some tips on how to reduce breakouts.

1. Be gentle with your skin

Once a pimple appears, no amount of scrubbing or vigorous washing is going to help. In fact, all it will do is dry out your skin and cause a more inflamed pimple. When dealing with acne always wash and dry your skin gently.

2. Wash your face every day

One surefire way to reduce breakouts is by making sure you wash your face once or twice a day to remove any excess oil from your skin. Opt for milder cleansers that will remove makeup, dirt and bacteria without stripping your skin of some of essential oils. If you are unsure about which type of cleanser is right for your skin type, talk to your skin doctors in Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview.

3. Don’t pick at your skin

Another good piece of advice is to keep your hands, hair and just about anything away from your face. When acne does form, try to resist the urge to pop it, which can cause scarring and other issues. If you really want to have your pimple removed, we can perform a proper extraction right here in our office.

4. Moisturize your skin

It might sound counterproductive to use a moisturizer every day when acne is caused by excess oil, but even oily skin can get dry from time to time. Using a non-comedogenic moisturizer can help prevent both whiteheads and blackheads from forming.

5. Reduce sugar consumption

Try to limit the amount of sugar you have. This may take some label reading and conscious effort, but it will be well worth it. Why is sugar so bad for your skin? It supercharges your hormones and adrenal glands. By only consuming sugar once a week you can improve the look of your skin.

It can take some trial and error to figure out the best way to treat your acne and your Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview NY dermatologist Dr. Sherer at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology is here to help. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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