The Esthetica MD team, under the directorship of D. Rabkin, M.D. F.A.C.S. are masters of facial and skin analysis as well as in all aspects of procedures, technologies and products for the face and neck. Controlling Acne can be as simple as making changes to your skin care routine and learning good skin care habits.
While it is tempting to reach for creams or potions to control acne, recognizing and improving your diet and lifestyle habits can make an even greater impact. High levels of blood sugar and progesterone, stress, alcoholic and sugary drinks, processed foods, and smoking are just a few factors that can cause breakouts, so taking steps to eradicate them from your daily routine is essential.
Everyone wants acne to clear up quickly, so you may be tempted to slather on medicated washes or doubling up on acne medication several times (or more) per day. The truth is, over-using medications won’t clear up your acne up any quicker. But it will most definitely cause excessive drying, redness, peeling, and irritation. Always follow your doctors or pharmacists instructions to the letter.