Do you have acne? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, 40 to 50 million Americans have some sort of acne, and 85% of all Americans will experience acne at some point in their life.
Acne can be an emotionally and physically scarring experience. Up to 40% of teens experience acne scarring, and these symptoms persist into adulthood. The incidence and remnants of acne can lead to shame, embarrassment and great feelings of sadness and depression.
Luckily, acne does not have to take over your life. Indeed, there is a way out — or many ways out, for that matter.
Here are some viable solutions for acne that anyone can try:
Over the Counter Treatment
If you walk into any drug store, you’ll find a myriad of cleansers, gels, lotions, and face products that promise to help the applicant rid themselves of their pimples. The best over the counter acne treatments use minimal ingredients, and help to cleanse your face while not stripping it of too many oils. For severe acne, try gentle cleansers that contain salicylic acid and similar anti inflammatory ingredients. Be sure to always moisturize.
Visit a Dermatologist
If your acne is severe or persists, enlist in the help of a local dermatologist. They will prescribe you with the right medications and products to help you get your skin on track, and will be able to work with your exact skin type.
Dermatology Telemedicine Services
If you are unable to visit a dermatologist in person, dermatology telemedicine services are just as effective for treating acne. Via video communication, doctors will be able to asses your skin type and provide adequate treatment for you. There are many offices that now offer telemedicine services, and now help is only one video call away.
How do you manage your acne? We want to know! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.