If you're struggling with skin issues like pimples, blackheads or severe acne, there are proven treatments available to help you restore your confidence. Read on to find out how we can help you manage your acne in Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL, or contact us today at the Heller Dermatology Center and Dr. Jeffrey Heller.
What Causes Acne?
Anyone at any age can suffer from pimples or other severe skin conditions. Oily or greasy skincare products, stress, sun exposure and even the weather can cause an outbreak of pimples. However, acne in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL is more prevalent in younger people with fluctuating hormones.
In many cases, outbreaks occur when skin pores become blocked by dead skin cells, hair, oily substances or bacteria. The blockages cause whiteheads, blackheads and nodules to form on your face. If you do have an outbreak, here are some ways to get rid of these nasty eyesores.
Use Non-Abrasive Cleaners
Washing your face with warm water and mild cleansers at least once a day helps reduce breakouts. Mild acne washes with salicylic acid also help if you're still struggling with breakouts – if your skin isn't too dry. In some cases, high levels of benzoyl peroxide – a common treatment for pimples – causes skin irritation.
Don't Over Wash Your Face
Although many people believe regularly washing your face prevents breakouts, over-washing can actually be detrimental to your skin. If you wash your face too often, it can strip away your skin's natural oils. Many dermatologists recommend you limit face washing to once in the morning and at night.
Take Care of Your Skin
You should take a careful approach to your skincare regimen. For example, avoid toners, astringents and exfoliants that are known to irritate your skin. Additionally, you should avoid vigorous scrubbing when you're washing your face. Dermatologists also recommend that you avoid resting your hands on your face. And finally, don't squeeze or pick at pimples that have already formed. You're at risk of scarring, discoloration or inflammation if you squeeze or pick at your acne.
Learn more about how we can help you restore your confidence by treating and eliminating your acne in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL by contacting the Heller Dermatology Center and Dr. Jeffrey Heller at (386) 239-8700.