Heal your acne from the inside out.
Acne is one of the biggest and most frustrating skin problems that impact everything from teens to older adults. If you find yourself battling with acne and you’re frankly fed up, our Tustin, CA, dermatologists at Enhanced Dermatology of Orange County can determine the cause of your acne and how to treat it. In the meantime, here are some helpful tips that could improve your acne.
Disinfect Your Cell Phone Regularly
How often do you use your phone? A lot, right? Our phones are a breeding ground for bacteria. Even touching and scrolling on your phone and then touching your face can spread germs that can cause acne. If you notice acne breakouts on the sides of your face or chin, your phone could be to blame. Make sure to use disinfecting wipes on your phone at least once a day.
Make Sleep a Priority
How much sleep are you getting? We all know someone who swears that they don’t need more than 4-5 hours of sleep, but this just isn’t true. You need to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep (sometimes more for teens) each night. It truly is beauty sleep and as you start to get better, more restful sleep you’ll experience reduced inflammation, which in turn will lessen the number of breakouts.
Another way to reduce inflammation, improve your self-esteem and help you feel and look your best overall is to get regular physical activity. Even just 30 minutes a day of moderately intense aerobic activity can give your skin that post-workout glow.
Get Bloodwork Done
You should be visiting your doctor at least once a year for a routine physical, which also should include comprehensive bloodwork. This bloodwork can pinpoint everything from nutritional deficiencies and gut problems to food sensitivities that could all be influencing your acne-prone skin. If you don’t know the last time you went to the doctor’s for a checkup or turned to our Tustin, CA, dermatologist for that matter, it may be time that you did (and that you asked for the proper testing to see if something in your body could be causing your acne).
Eat a Healthy Diet
Okay, so what does “healthy” really mean anyway? It can be difficult to trust when we hear all the time about products that are seemingly healthy but actually aren’t. So what the heck are you supposed to eat? Avoid sugary, starchy foods, processed and junk foods, and sugary beverages. Instead, your diet should be rich in whole, unprocessed, and real foods.
If you would like to discuss acne treatment options with our Tustin, CA, dermatologists then call Enhanced Dermatology of Orange County at (714) 790-0005 to schedule an appointment.