Acne Affects Nearly Everyone: Here's What You Can Do About It! by Dr. Bridget Boyd
7 years ago
Acne is the most common chronic skin disease, affecting more than 85 percent of people at some point in life. For preteens and teens, it usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to see improvement.
- Skin should be washed gently once daily with an acne cleanser containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
- Squeezing, picking or scrubbing acne should be avoided as it causes inflammation.
- Topical prescription medications to unclog pores are the best treatment. If necessary, oral antibiotics may be prescribed.
Share these tips with the teen in your life.