Acne prone skin can be hard to handle. A sad fact of life, breakouts don’t just happen to teenagers, 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne, so you’re not alone if you’re looking for tips on how to treat acne-prone skin.

Whether you are a teenager or an adult suffering from acne it can be embarrassing or bothersome. To reduce acne and its damage to your skin, follow these tips.

Products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide are specially formulated for acne. Choosing these types of cleansers can help to clear acne sores.

Trauma to acne breakouts can cause scarring or worsen the acne, so clean your face gently. Always use your hands when washing your face as clothes or other scrubbing materials may cause acne sores to rupture.

Moisturizers can often aggravate acne. If you’re concerned about dry skin and want to use a moisturizer, make sure it’s light and non-comedogenic. Also oil-free moisturizers that contain anti-bacterial agents for acne-prone skin are good options.

Cosmetic products that block the pores such as heavy makeup can cause your acne to flare-up. If you wear makeup, especially a foundation, make sure it’s oil-free.

Never squeeze or pick pimples. It can result in further inflammation and possible scarring.

Wrapping it up

If you would like to schedule an appointment for your acne skin condition, or you want to learn more about our various products and services for your skin concerns, call (919) 557-6400 to schedule an appointment with a Thrive Skin + Wellness skincare specialist, or schedule a consultation online.

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