Drs. Brandon and Vernon Mackey of Advanced Desert Dermatology are here to help if you are struggling with acne in Peoria, AZ. Acne is a common skin condition and you are not alone if you're struggling with breakouts. If you're prone to acne, keep reading for tips on preventing breakouts and come see us treat your acne in Peoria, AZ.
Adhering to a skincare regimen will be your best defense against developing more acne. Wash your face twice a day to remove impurities, dead skin, and extra oil from your skin's surface. Use warm water, a mild cleanser, and avoid scrubbing too hard and irritating your skin. Rinse well and dry your face with a clean towel. Wash your face after you work out or sweat a lot because sweat can contain acne-causing bacteria.
Make sure you use moisturizers and sunscreens that are made for your face. Body creams are heavier and can clog your pores. Look for products with glycerine and hyaluronic acid, which hold moisture in the skin. Products like this will be labeled "non-comedogenic", meaning they don't cause acne.
Eating a balanced and nutritious diet benefits your whole body including your skin. Minimize junk food that is extra greasy and make sure you're eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
It can be very hard to resist picking at or scratching your blemishes but for the health of your skin, you need to find something else for your hands to do. Touching your acne can lead to more blemishes and infections.
There are some other smart choices that can help prevent acne just by keeping hygienic habits. Washing your hands often means there are fewer bacteria to be transferred when you touch your face. Keeping your hair clean and off of your face as well as changing your sheets helps keep extra dirt and oil off of your skin.
Advanced Desert Dermatology can help treat your acne in Peoria, AZ. To make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Vernon Mackey, contact us at (623) 977-6700.