First: Survey what products you’re using
The first thing Diana Bolotin, MD, assistant professor and director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Chicago, does is check out the product label on her face washes and moisturizers, especially if it’s a new product. Certain products contain chemicals that can make your skin break out. “Make sure that nothing snuck into your regiment that has a lot of oil,” Dr. Bolotin advises. Consider one of these surprising home remedies for ance.
Picked or popped pimples may leave acne scars behind, says Emily Arch, MD, a dermatologist at Dermatology + Aesthetics in Chicago. Though it may be hard, avoid picking and popping your pimples or white heads. You should also resist picking and popping and plucking these body parts too.