Acne During the Holidays

Is it stress, all the chocolate, too much alcohol, too little sleep?  Or all of the above?  Hard to tell.

If you are having a pretty severe holiday breakout, topical creams and gels aren’t going to cut it; they can take weeks to work.   Instead, call your doctor and get a prescription of an antibiotic to use for a week or two (and then take your probiotics to help restore your healthy biogens). Your acne will clear up much faster.

Or, if you have a few bigger cysts, call your dermatologist and ask to be worked in for a cyst injection (works quickly).

A calming facial or masque may help as well and sleep never hurts!

Happy Holidays!

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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