Are you one of many adults who still struggle with acne? If that’s you, don’t worry. Here’s our top tips to manage your acne alongside any prescription treatments you may be taking.
Identify acne triggers
Keep a record of acne outbreaks and look for patterns. Stress, hormones, diet and pollution can all trigger acne. Do you get more breakouts at certain times of the month, or after a stressful week at work? Do you notice more spots when you’ve eaten certain foods? Knowing your triggers can help you avoid them.
Cleanse the right way
Whether you use a prescription or over the counter cleanser, avoid anything too harsh which could strip the skin. Wash your face morning and evening, using your fingers or a soft washcloth. Make sure to cleanse around the jawline and neck too.
Follow your cleanse with a toner and any topical treatments, such as serums or other prescription treatments.
If your skin is oily, it can be tempting to skip the moisturiser. Many acne treatments can be quite drying on the skin, so all skin types should be using a good moisturiser. This helps the skin maintain hydration, stopping it from producing more oil to fight the dryness.
If your acne is persistent, start an online consultation with our doctors today.