Looking After Spot-Prone Skin.

Date: Apr 2018

Taking good care of your skin is important if you have acne or spot-prone skin. The right skincare routine and treatment from your private dermatologist in London can help to prevent spots so that your skin looks and feels better. It is important not to ignore the problem or to let it affect your mental wellbeing. Taking action to improve your skin can help to improve your mood, boost your confidence and improve your quality of life. Getting rid of your spots can even help to reduce the risk of mental health conditions such as depression.

Skincare Tips for Acne

You can do a lot for your spot-prone skin even before you see a private dermatologist at our clinic in London. Getting your skincare routine right can often help to reduce the number of spots that appear.
  • Try an over the counter acne treatment such as a face wash or cream. This can often be enough to tackle mild acne.
  • Use a moisturiser every day, even if your skin is oily. Make sure it is non-comedogenic as this means it won’t exacerbate your acne
  • Don’t squeeze or pick at your spots as this could put you at risk of infection and scarring.
  • Exfoliating once a week can help, but the acne products you’re using can make your skin more sensitive so you shouldn’t scrub too hard.
  • Facemasks that are designed to remove blackheads can sometimes help to improve the appearance of your skin, but you’ll still need to tackle the underlying problem with an over the counter or prescription acne treatment.
  • If you wear makeup, choose non-comedogenic products as these won’t block pores and trigger your acne.

See a Dermatologist

Although over the counter products and a good skincare routine are often enough to tackle mild acne, if you have more severe spots it may be necessary to try stronger products. You can get prescription spot medication from a private dermatologist in London, which may be able to clear up your skin even if over the counter spot treatments have failed. Although it can take some time for these treatments to work, they can be very effective in many cases. If you are a woman, you might also want to try hormonal contraception, which can help to prevent spots that are linked to the hormonal changes that happen during your menstrual cycle. It may take several tries to find the treatment approach that suits your skin, but when you do it can make a big difference.

Did you know?

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