We Might All Be Doomed to Have Acne for the Rest of Our Lives

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So what does all of this mean for our day-to-day? Basically, we might be creating a situation in which acne becomes more difficult to treat. Plus, in a press release issued by the British Association of Dermatology, study author Heather Whitehouse, M.D., points out that many derms are prescribing oral antibiotics as a sole form of treatment, even though they don’t effectively address all aspects of acne. And all that might make people immune to these types of acne treatments in the future. 

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Some research from dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D. has indicated that we might all be better off skipping scripts and using products with probiotics to treat flare-ups, instead. (Try Aurelia Probiotic Skincare.)

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If you’re looking for a more conventional method, reach for products with acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid in your face cleanser.  Plus, remember to read labels to find oil-free and non-comedogenic moisturizers that won’t screw with your skin. And above all, make your long-term relationship one with a dermatologist who can help you come up with a routine that works for you.