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How to Avoid Acne Breakouts

Here are tips on how to avoid acne breakouts, from NYC dermatologist and acne expert Dr. Eric Schweiger:
  • Keep your skin clean: It is important to cleanse your skin at the end of each day.  Excess oil and dirt builds up on your skin during the day; cleansing your skin at bedtime removes this debris from the pores and prevents the development of acne.
  • At-home products can help: Don't look past at-home acne treatments, assuming they are not effective.  At-home treatments, such as the Clarisonic cleansing brush and the Tria Blue Light treatment, have been scientifically proven to prevent the development of acne and help to clear active acne lesions.  Your dermatologist can sell you a "pro" version of many at-home treatments, which may have more settings than the regular device sold in department stores.
  • Pay attention to hair products: Avoid using oils and pore-clogging gels in your hair, as they often make their way onto your face during the day.  These hair products can clog your pores and contribute to the development of acne.
  • Meet with an acne expert: A dermatologist will be able to prescribe any necessary prescription medications to prevent the development of acne.  Additionally, they make recommend in-office treatments that help to prevent acne more effectively than topical medications alone.
  •  Stick to a healthy diet: New research shows that foods with a high glycemic index (as well as dairy products) may contribute to the development of acne, particularly in teenage boys.
Click here for more tips on how to avoid acne breakouts.
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