We know acne can be super stressful, but it’s important to remember that 80% of people have it at some point in their lives. We’re all in this acne fight together! We know breakouts can be a huge bummer — here are some tips to get you through your acne-kicking, awesome life.
Commit To Your Acne Treatment & Be Patient
The most important thing with acne treatment is commitment. We know it can be super frustrating to wait for results, but always use products for 6-8 weeks and track your skin’s improvement as you go. You can use the MDacne app to track your skin’s improvement through time!
Try To Lower Stress
We know how hard this can be — life can be super busy and super crazy. Stress isn’t a direct cause of acne, but it can make acne worse. Try to always get enough sleep and find time in your day to relax. Self care is important!
Avoid Picking At Your Skin
Are you guilty of picking at your breakouts? We’ve been there. However, scratching or picking at your pimples can lead to scarring and irritate your skin even more. Really, really, REALLY try not to do it!
When we’re in the middle of a breakout, it’s hard for us to wanna go hang out with friends, but you know what? We all deserve to have fun and be social, regardless of our breakouts! If you have a tendency to avoid people, try to fight it — being around people you love is an awesome stress reliever.
Speak To A School Counselor Or Therapist
If you’re feeling down and want to talk to someone, you may benefit from counseling. Seek out a school counselor you trust. Or a therapist — someone who you can discuss your feelings with. You’re never alone.
Join An Online Acne Support Community
There are lots of people struggling with acne. Our free MDacne app has a great community feature where people can share their feelings, experiences and solutions for acne.
Remember You’re Freaking Awesome
It’s easy to be critical of yourself, but try to avoid negative self talk. You are unique and amazing and AWESOME. Acne is always treatable, whether it’s with topical products or a prescription medication. Consult with your dermatologist if you want to learn more about prescription solutions for acne.
To find the right acne treatments for your unique skin, take the free skin assessment by clicking here.