hi im a 15 yo girl n ive never had problems with acne ever until bout 6 months ago. i thought it was just because of a cleanser that didnt suit my skin because i just tried a new cleanser. so i went back to my old one and it still didnt stop it keeps getting worse. i get these occasional bumps n pimples n they eventually go away but i have these little dots, not blackheads or pimples, theyre just dots idk what theyre called. kind of like a rash but its not red or anything. it just wont go away i honestly dont know what to do. i eat right n wash my face twice a day etc.. my skin doctor is giving me some cream but i dont think its working very well. please help seriously i hav tried everything. plus i dont wear heavy foundation or anything like that either.
Acne is a very common problem and usually occurs when the skin pores become clogged.It can also be due to hormonal changes which are quite common at your age,certain drugs,cosmetic products etc.
If they have been reoccuring you should take a good anti acne treatment from a dermatologist.You might require oral antibiotics along with that.A proper clinical examination of the lesion/spots would help in giving a fair idea.
Once your acne has completely stopped then you should go for treating spots.Medications containing benzoyl peroxide,salicyclic acid give good response.
Along with that self care is also important as:
1)Avoid squeezing or pricking the pimples.
2)Check if there is dandruff as it is also one of the cause of acne.
3)Never use make up at night.In cosmetics prefer using water based preparations.
4)Apply sunscreen while going out.
5)Avoid fatty,oily,processed food items as they can trigger it.
6)Drink lots of water.
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