Archive for October, 2008

Sticking to a Skin Care Schedule

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

People who have done well using a combination of prescription medications and quality skin care products have stuck to a regime and used their medications as directed by their doctors.  By doing so, enabled their prescription medications to do the job they were created to do, and reduced the likelihood of side effects.

It’s best to wait 10 to 15 minutes after cleansing your face before applying topical acne treatment. If you’ve waited but see redness, drying, or peeling, the irritation may be caused by your cleanser. Try to use only alcohol free products. Always use a gentle cleanser–one that feels non-abrasive and does not contain alcohol–on your face and other acne-prone areas, including your back. Using a noncomedogenic moisturizer (one that won’t clog pores) immediately after applying the treatment can reduce redness, drying and peeling. Acne doesn’t clear up overnight. After 3 to 4 weeks, expect to see about a 40% improvement.

It takes 4 to 6 months to see significant improvement but worth the time and energy you put into it.