Here’s another daily tip from your local dermatologist.
So oftentimes we start getting acne and we start using an over-the-counter acne medication, like a Benzoyl Peroxide or Differin. You can watch the videos that we have on these so that you can get more information on them. But here’s a quick tip to help you so that you don’t experience unnecessary side-effects from them.
The first tip is to keep the medication away from the corners of your eyes, the corners of your nose, and the corners of your mouth. Because medication tends to collect here, and if the medications concentrating or collecting there, then we tend to have more side effects. So please, keep the medications away from these areas.
The next tip is it only takes the amount of fluid the size of a pea to cover your entire face. More is not better. You’ll just get more side-effects. So what you do, put a little drop size of a pea, do some dabs around your face, and then gently work it in. Don’t try to put all of it here, and spread it all the way around here.
And, then be patient. Your acne takes about 6 weeks to start getting better. So give yourself 6 weeks before you change medications.
Dr. Reagan Anderson is a local dermatologist from Colorado Springs.