Tips for Preventing Acne

By Dr. Lisa Silbret, MD and Dr. Alan Schechter, MD
February 09, 2021
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne  

Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter in Manalapan, NJ, can help treat your acne. These are some prevention tips, and we encourage you to contact us if you are struggling with acne.

Acne can be unpleasant for patients of all ages. Several things contribute to acne and a few things you can do to help manage and prevent breakouts. Keep up your regular face-washing routine with the products recommended by your dermatologist, and read about some lifestyle changes your doctors in Manalapan, NJ, recommend to help prevent breakouts.

A healthy and balanced diet can make a big difference in managing acne. Reduce intake of any junk food, fried food, and food that is high on the glycemic index like refined carbs. A high dairy intake can be associated with acne breakouts so consume dairy moderately. Focus on sources of healthy fat like salmon and flaxseed.

Foods that are good for your skin include nuts that are high in omega-3 fatty acids like almonds and walnuts, and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A, vitamin E, and zinc help fight inflammation, and produce is a great source of these minerals. Other great sources of zinc are seafood, nuts, and eggs. Vitamin C in foods like citrus fruits also helps maintain the health of your skin.

Besides your diet, other healthy habits can help your skin. Don't overlook good cleaning habits, as these can also help prevent breakouts. Clean any makeup brushes or sponges you use regularly and don't share items like this. Wash and change your pillowcases frequently. Washing your hair regularly can also help control the amount of oil on your scalp and forehead.

Stress is also a factor when you're worried about breakouts. A balance of regular exercise and your favorite relaxation practices is the best way to combat the effects of stress on your body.

If you're struggling with acne, Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter want to help. Contact us in Manalapan, NJ, at (732) 303-1500.