Dealing With Teenage Acne Problems

Obviously, the teenage years can be a very emotional and sensitive time for developing youngsters, and experiencing acne  often becomes a source of anxiety and stress for many young people. Acne is very common during puberty as the body goes through the necessary hormonal changes. In addition to seeing a dermatologist who can prescribe appropriate medications and recommend treatments, there are a variety of other steps you can take to minimize the effects of acne.

Acne Management Solutions

  • Wash your face at least twice a day– Acne is not caused by dirt or uncleanliness, so you do not need to get overly aggressive about washing your face. Always avoid excessive scrubbing and instead gently massage your face with your fingertips.
  • Moisturize your face– Look for mild products that are oil-free and non-allergenic.
  • Don’t pop your pimples – Touching your face roughly, or trying to pop pimples can often lead to scarring and slower healing.
  • Use oil-free makeup – If you use makeup, be sure to use products that are oil-free after your acne treatments.
  • Consult with a dermatologist frequently – If you are unsure of what cleanser or moisturizer to use or need to discuss a treatment plan, see your dermatologist.

Acne is a normal and common part of development for teenagers, so always get help from your dermatologist when you have any skin or hair problems. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222and make an appointment.