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Everything You Wanted to Ask About Acne, Answered!

Our teenage years may be far behind us, but clearly that’s no reason for acne to leave us alone. Sure, there are a plethora of treatments, pills, creams and the like out there, but how do we know which one will work for us? To help us understand acne better—and the treatments available for us—we reached out to the experts at Obagi, the world leader in prescription-strength skin care formulas and treatments. From what triggers acne breakouts to what we can do about them, here are Obagi’s best tips, tricks and product recommendations for banishing blemishes for good.

 1. DERMSTORE: Who gets acne? How come some people get it more often?

OBAGI: Thought you were finished with breakouts and blemishes once high school was over? For many, that’s simply not the case. Acne doesn’t discriminate on the basis of age. As a matter of fact, adult acne affects 25% of men and 50% of women at some point in their adult lives.

There are many factors that contribute to acne breakouts aside from poor skin care choices. To fully understand the causes and available treatment options for adult acne, you should first identify the type of acne you are experiencing. Some other factors that may trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne are hormones, medications, stress, diet and genetics.

2.  Does having acne mean I’m not cleaning my face enough? Is there a proper way to cleanse my face so I don’t get acne?

It’s important to stick to a regular skin care regimen, which includes washing your face every morning and evening with a cleanser designed for acne-prone skin. Make sure to remove all makeup residue. While that’s a great start, there are times when it may not be enough. Supplement your regimen with a product that helps treat the condition with the Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System


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