Guess what happens typically when the new school year comes around? So do the pimples! People tend to get acne more frequently during the school year and for many reasons. In fact, if you’re between the ages of 12 and 24, then there’s and 85% chance that you’re having to deal with acne over these days.
In fact, acne actually affects more people in this world than any other condition, making it the most common condition known. Acne typically occurs due to hormonal issues or activity of some sort.
If you or someone you know is having acne issues at the very start of the school year, then you’ll want to read what I’ve shared below.
Now, if you’re dealing with school year acne issues, then the very first thing you’ll want to start doing is applying some non-prescription treatments to your skin. You’ve got a bunch of options when it comes to these types of treatments. For example, one of the treatments that I recommend trying is the traditional benzoyl peroxide which typically kills bacteria. This treatment will also help remove some of the oil that’s built up on the skin and it’s also going to help you reduce that inflammation. Look for products that contain between 2.5% and 10% benzoyl peroxide to kick off your treatment.
The next option out there is to try an over the counter product that contains salicylic acid. Assuming that you find one that does, you should be able to successfully dry up some of the excess oil that resides on your skin as well as clear up some of the whiteheads and blackheads. Be on the lookout for products containing between 0.05% and 5.0% salicylic acid.
The last over the counter treatment that I recommend trying is something called adapalene. This is derived from vitamin A and it’s almost always available under the name Differin. You can now get this without a prescription, to give it a whirl.
The Prescription Route
Looking to take the dermatologist approach by getting a prescription for a treatment? Then you’ll want to start with strong retinoids. This is a topical solution and a prime example of this is something like Retin-A. It works like a charm, so give it a shot.
You can also try some hormone treatments to better balance things out. This will need to be carefully monitored by your physician or your dermatologist. You must get these under control if you want to kiss your acne issues goodbye.
Some people like to give Accutane a shot but I’m not a big fan of that, to be honest. It’s just far too powerful based on what I know. That’s last resort in my eyes. You can, hower, opt for antibiotics, both orally and topically.
Avoiding Acne Entirely
Here are some secrets or tips to help you treat your acne and get everything fixed but also avoid acne completely. The first thing you need to do is keep your skin clean. Use a simple and non-abrasive cleansing product multiple times daily to whip your skin into shape.
I’d also like to suggest that you stop touching your face so frequently and start using a noncomedogenic moisturizer as well.
Remember to always follow directions that your dermatologist gives you and avoid popping those zits!
Well, that’s a quick rundown of everything that I’ve got you to think about when heading back to school. I hope you’re able to do everything and anything possible to keep your skin acne free this school year.
Should you have any questions about the various approaches or techniques that I’ve mentioned, then feel free to reach out asap. If not, take action and let me know how the school year progresses and your acne subsides.