Family pictures are a popular way to send your love and well wishes to friends and family during the holidays. If you have acne, though, nothing can be dreaded quite as much as having to take a family photo and send it out for the world to see. Luckily, Dr. Toni Stockton has some solutions that will help you to clear up your acne before your family photo. Read on to learn more.
Acne is caused by two things: bacteria or hormones. If your acne is caused by bacteria— forgetting to wash your face, touching your face with dirty hands, or even just the air around you— then an antibiotic prescribed by Dr. Toni Stockton can help clear it up. By either taking an oral antibiotic or by applying a topical one— or both in some cases— you can help to rid your body of bacteria and help your skin to clear up in no time.
If you have just a few acne blemishes that are causing you grief, consider using an over-the-counter spot treatment. Look for one containing either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Both of these ingredients will help to dry up your blemish so that you will be picture perfect in no time. When applying a spot treatment, make sure to apply it to clean, dry skin and to only use it on the area of your skin where you have a blemish— otherwise it can dry your skin out and cause you to peel.
Another great way that you can clear up your acne is by getting a chemical peel. However, because chemical peels typically take around a week to recover from, make sure that you schedule it well in advance so that your skin isn’t still healing during your holiday photo. During a chemical peel, the top layer of the dermis is removed, and new skin is naturally encouraged to grow— leaving your skin with more collagen and fewer blemishes.
Make sure that you get the best photo this year and that you have clear skin to prove it. To learn more about how you can take care of your acne, contact Dr. Toni Stockton today to schedule a consultation.