When should acne stop?
I’m glad you wrote because I can tell you’re feeling a little isolated with this. It’s true that acne is very individual in when it’s ready to go away, and it’s frustrating when your friends are pretty much done. It’s really important not to pick because it increases the scarring.
You don’t tell me if you are using acne treatment? It’s a definite must and if it hasn’t helped in 2-3 months, your family doctor can help if you don’t have a dermatologist available.
A good starting regimen is :
- am – acne cleanser, a benzoyl peroxide or combination product, non comedogenic sunscreen (helps even up the pigment)
- pm – acne cleanser, a retinol or prescription Retin A product
It takes 6-8 weeks to really tell if it’s helping!
Hope this helps, Dr. I