Get Control of Your Acne

Getting control of your acne requires your efforts combined with your dermatologist's treatment. Dr. Ronald Johnson, your dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO, offers specialized acne treatment for you at the Academy Dermatology and Laser Center.

Wash Your Face Twice Daily

If you've got acne-prone skin, you probably already know that it's pretty sensitive. Try not to wash your face more than twice daily as that can cause further irritation. Consider washing your face when you wake up and right before you go to bed. 

Don't Scrub Your Face

While it might seem like a good idea to scrub your greasy acne-prone skin, you're only going to make things worse. Rather, wash your face and other acne-prone skin with gentle circling motions. Also, pat your skin dry after washing instead of rubbing.

Keep Your Hands Off Your Face

Resist the urge to poke or pop your pimples. It could be a difficult habit to break but each time you notice your hands going towards your face, withdraw them. Popping your pimples could worsen your acne and leave you with scars.

Use Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin

These skincare products have specific features that make them excellent for acne-prone skin. They're usually labeled but you could ask your dermatologist for advice if you're confused about what to get.

Some of these features include:

  • Oil-free
  • Won't clog your pores
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-acnegenic

See Your Dermatologist

Getting your acne under control is a continuous process and you won't see results overnight. However, when you visit your Colorado Springs, CO, dermatologist, they'll develop a treatment plan to improve your skin condition.

Your acne treatment might include:

  • Extraction
  • Hormonal treatment
  • Topical and oral antibiotics
  • Tretinoin
  • Benzoyl peroxide

Whichever treatment plan your dermatologist develops for you, ensure you follow through to the letter. You'll only get good results if you're consistent.

Need help getting your acne under control? Call (719) 590-1800 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Johnson, your dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO, at Academy Dermatology and Laser Center.