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June is acne awareness month, and at Aesthetic & Dermatology Center, we are here to help! There are many myths and misconceptions about acne and how to treat it. In our offices, we strive to help clear up these myths and your skin through education and treatment. In honor of acne awareness month, we wanted to spread some important knowledge about acne and share our essential steps to clear skin.

Acne can Appear at Any Age and Stage of Life 

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Over 50 million Americans suffer from acne at least once in their lifetime. While the majority of the time, teenagers and young adults experience acne breakouts, many adults struggle with acne as well. Acne is not just a teen problem, and everyone regardless of age can benefit from acne treatment and improving your skin care.

Are You Making Your Acne Worse?

Many people suffering from acne try many different remedies to suppress a breakout. However, some of these skincare tactics can really harm your skin. First, overwashing your face or using too many products will affect your skin’s natural oils and dry it out. It can also irritate your skin and cause another breakout. Sometimes, less really is more. Washing your face only in the morning and at night and using the right products can be much more beneficial. Second, squeezing those pimples is not going to make them go away! Squeezing a pimple will only irritate it and the skin around it, causing the area to become more inflamed. This can also result in acne scarring, which can be difficult to get rid of. Finally, many people believe sunscreen clogs their pores, so they avoid it. This is not only false, but very dangerous. Sunburns can pigment or even scar your skin for life, and tanning your skin may only cover up without really helping your acne. Both sunburn and suntans can cause wrinkles and cancer later on in life. Using oil free sunscreen for acne prone sin is always a good idea especially in the summer, and it will not harm your skin. 

June is the Perfect Time to Restart your Acne Care Routine

Although there is not a cure for acne, there are many effective treatments that can greatly reduce its appearance. The best way to start caring for your acne is to schedule an acne exam with the Aesthetic & Dermatology Center. We can look closely at your skin and assess your acne profile in detail. Also, we can tell you all your options and recommend products and routines based on your individual skin. Because we are the only acne clinical trial center in the DMV, we can offer both the most advanced prescriptions and procedures available to help your complexion return to its best. The secret to clearing up your skin? Using the correct products and procedures we can provide right here for you at the Aesthetic & Dermatology Center. Schedule your appointment online or give us a call at (301) 610-0663 today. Do something nice for your skin this acne awareness month!

The information contained in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute professional medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about the best treatment for you.