Many patients with acne shy away from moisturizers, and doctors often recommend avoidance. However, there is more and more evidence that the barrier function of skin is compromised in acne patients. In addition, topical acne medications often contribute to skin dryness. Using a moisturizer reduces dryness and irritation and leads to more consistent use of the acne medications., which in turn leads to better control of the acne.
For more information on suggested moisturizers and acne treatment options contact us at (512) 485-7700 for a free consultation.
Acne can be an adolescent’s worst nightmare, but new research has found connections between diet, mental health and acne breakouts. The study found a small link between acne and food, noting that girls with a diet low in raw and fresh vegetables had slightly more acne.
Symptoms of depression and anxiety showed a striking link with acne, however, indicating that mental health could be a large contributor to breakouts. Researchers hope this discovery will help doctors better assess how to treat acne patients.
An acne treatment facial can reduce redness and swelling to give your face some relief. If you’re tired of dealing with acne, contact the Austin cosmetic dermatologist and staff of Zimmet Vein & Dermatology today by calling 512-485-7700.