You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from acne every year. Our job at DermCheck is to provide our patients with expert treatment plans from board certified Dermatologists through their phones and from the comfort of their homes. Our job is also to help patients get their self-confidence back. (Yes, we’re actually that awesome. Check us out out when you get a chance.) In the meantime, here are the top 5 causes of acne that you might be doing without knowing it: #1 Picking At Your Skin Picking at that stubborn pimple is the worst thing you can possible do. It leads to scarring which lasts a lot longer than that pimple will. Gently exfoliate your skin when you wash it to remove dirt and oils trapped under beneath the surface and smooth away pimples.
#2 Not Washing Your Face Whether it be sweat after the gym or make-up before bed, it goes without saying that not washing your face is one of the biggest causes of acne. You should be washing your face once or twice a day and always moisturizing afterwards.
#3 Touching Your Face It’s easy not to realize how often throughout the day you’re actually touching your face. You rest your open palm on your cheek at work or scratch a sniffling nose and you’re instantly transporting all the bacteria, dirt, sweat and oils from your car keys, your credit card, dollar bills, and door handles.
#4 Not Drinking Enough Water Water not only makes up most of roughly 65% of our bodies, but is crucial to keeping skin clear. If you find it challenging to drink the daily recommended amount of water, we suggest making it a fun challenge. Buy a large water bottle and fill it up at the beginning of the day; Challenge yourself to finish the entire bottle by the end of the day.
#5 Not Taking Vitamins In order for your skin to have healthy elasticity and maintain glowing and youthful, you need to be getting all of the necessary vitamins. Some of the best vitamins for your skin are Vitamin C, E, A, K, B, and collagen. An easy way to get the recommended dose of these is to take a multi-vitamin or a vitamin specifically for “Hair, Skin and Nails” which may also contain collagen.