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If you suffer from teen acne or adult acne, the result is the same. You feel embarrassed about your skin, and you may even feel as though you don’t look like your normal self.

Most people think they know the basics when it comes to treating and preventing acne, but there are a number of bad habits that could be secretly making your acne worse.

Learn proper skincare and receive effective acne treatments from the experts at Barba Skin Clinic in Miami, Florida.

Bad Acne Habit #1: Using Products that Make Acne Worse

Not all acne cleansers and treatment products are made equal, and not everyone has the same skin type. Without a professional dermatological consultation, you may be using the wrong product for your skin type.

While you may be eager to get rid of your acne, it’s also important to follow instructions for treatment products. If you wash your face or use your treatment product more often than necessary, you are over-drying your skin, and it will react by producing more oil, which feeds acne.

Additionally, be mindful of other non-acne related products that may come into contact with your face. Hair that touches your face will transfer hair product to your skin, which will also clog your pores. When buying sunscreen and facial moisturizer, look for a product that is labeled as “Non-Comedogenic.” This simply means these products won’t clog your pores!

Best Acne Treatment #1: Barba Acne Relief Facial

This professional, clinical acne facial provides a double cleansing process with a calming, purifying masque. Finally, therapeutic, cryogenic CO2 is applied, which offers soothing relief and prevents future breakouts.

Bad Acne Habit #2: Popping Pimples the Wrong Way

Many people see a growing pimple, and their urge is to get rid of it ahead of time. They poke, prod, push, and scratch trying to get it to break through the surface and to pop the pimple of its contents.

What most people don’t realize is their efforts are making the problem worse. Their hands are inadvertently spreading bacteria across their face, and the pressure of trying to pop the pimple either pushes it deeper or simply makes it inflamed.

Best Acne Treatment #2: Salicylic Acid Peel

This clinical acne peel uses salicylic acid to reduce skin inflammation, combat surface oil, and to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. After receiving a skin analysis, you’ll undergo a corrective cleansing and a salicylic peel of an appropriate strength for your skin. Finally, you’ll receive a hydrating sun-protective moisturizer.

Bad Acne Habit #3: Touching Your Face

Touching your face is one of the leading causes of acne and breakouts. Even if your hands are clean, your face may not be, and you could be spreading harmful acne-causing bacteria around.

Additionally, your fingers secrete oil naturally, so touching your face increases oiliness, which leads to clogged pores! Even if you don’t touch your face, it’s important to be mindful of everything else that does!

Your pillowcase is the number one acne offender there is. It collects oil, dead skin, and bacteria for eight hours every night, and most people don’t keep track of how often they change their pillowcase. To prevent acne, be sure to wash or change your pillowcase twice a week.

Your smart phone’s screen is the second biggest acne offender out there. It collects oil, lint, food particles, and other types of bacteria, which are then immediately transferred to your face when you answer a phone call. Be sure to use anti-bacterial wipes on your phone to prevent acne breakouts.

Makeup brushes and applicators are other common sources of acne breakouts as they collect bacteria, which then gets deliberately spread across your entire face. Clean your makeup brushes and tools regularly to maintain smooth, breakout-free skin.

Best Acne Treatment #3: Acne Injections

Acne injections are a fast-acting acne treatment that can be added to any other service at Barba Skin Clinic.

These injections deliver diluted cortisone directly to the inside of your pimple, and they work quickly to flatten out acne and pimples of all sizes.

Book an Acne Consultation at Barba Acne Clinic

If you’re struggling with acne and would like help, book an acne consultation online with the professional skin experts at Barba Acne Clinic.