By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd.
August 03, 2016
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Acne  

Discover how you could be on your way to clearer skin.

While it’s fair to say that acne happens to everyone at some point in their lives, some people get it much worse than others. Acne is not only uncomfortable and embarrassing, but it can also put quite the damper on your confidence. Fortunately our South Barrington andAcne Willowbrook, IL dermatologists, Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Romas Berti, have helpful tips for how to treat your acne problems.
 

Know How to Clean Your Skin
Washing your skin is a major part of keeping it free of the bacteria and irritants that can clog pores and cause whiteheads and blackheads. How you wash is just as important as what you use to cleanse your face. Always opt for gentle cleansers and never rub your skin. Rubbing won’t get it cleaner!

At Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, we have a variety of skin care cleansers and products.

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
This is an often forgotten piece of the skincare puzzle for many, but you don’t want to just leave dead skin cells to buildup on your skin.

Choose an exfoliant wisely, as some contain oils and can aggravate your skin and acne. During a skin care consultation at Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery with either Dr. Jeffrey Berti or Dr. Toula Berti , we will review your products and provide insight as to which products would be best clear your skin.

Look Carefully at Your Products
All products that you use from your daily cleanser to your sunscreen should be oil-free. Look for the word “noncomedogenic” on product labels. This means it won’t clog pores.
Are you still not sure if the products you are using are good enough to prevent acne? Well your South Barrington and Willowbrook skin doctor can help you decide on a skincare line that will target your acne outbreaks and give you clearer skin. Just ask!

Medications
Maybe you’ve tried just about every product on the market and you still aren’t getting the relief you need. If so, then it’s time you talked to us about whether acne medication is the best treatment option for you. Here are some of the more popular types of medications that reduce the frequency and severity of acne:

  • Retinoids
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Antibiotics
  • Isotretinoin (for serious acne)
  • Medical Washes

Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd in South Barrington and Willowbrook, IL is here to address all of your skincare needs. Whether acne has you down in the dumps or you just want to consider a cosmetic treatment such as a microdermabrasion and/or a chemical peel, we can help you get a younger and healthier-looking you!

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