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The Many Ways to Treat Your Acne

Isn’t it time that you found the right way to tackle your acne problems.

Acne is one of the most common skin problems people deal with and one that leaves a lot of people frustrated. Even though we often associate acne with those tumultuous teen years, so many adults continue to battle serious acne problems for many decades. Luckily, our Odessa, TX, dermatologists, Dr. Robert Chappell, Jr. and Dr. Richie Rosso, are here to offer up some helpful tips for how to treat your acne and reduce breakouts.

Manage Your Stress

Even though stress doesn’t cause breakouts, it can certainly make your acne issues worse. Blame it on the cortisol that’s being released every time you find yourself feeling anxious. Cortisol can lead to inflammation and cause oil glands to work overtime. Take time everyday to keep your cool, whether this includes a little walk or run through the park, meditation or listening to music. Take time for yourself and your skin.

Avoid Makeup When Breaking Out

If you are already dealing with a pretty bad breakout, the last thing you want to do is cover it up with makeup that you’ll probably leave on most of the day. If you do have to wear makeup, look for products that do not contain oils and that say that they are “non-comedogenic”, which means that they will not clog pores.

Look for the Right Cleansers

There are a ton of acne-fighting products on the market so it can feel rather confusing to know just which one to choose. While there is always trial-and-error and patience with any acne product you choose, look for ones that contain ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or glycolic acid, which can help to kill the bacteria responsible for acne. If you aren’t finding any success with over-the-counter products, then it’s time to talk to our Odessa, TX, skin doctor.

Clean Your Cell Phone

This is a habit that everyone should adopt and yet most people don’t. Think about where your phone has been throughout the course of a day. Now think about how many times you played with your phone and then touched your face. Think about how many calls you’ve made. Yikes! It might make you cringe. It’s a good idea to clean your cell phone with antibacterial wipes at least once a day to keep those nasty germs to a minimum.

Is it time you turned to a medical professional to handle your acne problems in Odessa, TX? If so, our dermatologists are here for you. Call us anytime to schedule your consultation. Clearer skin can be yours!

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