If you are a teen that is going through the painful process of puberty and the acne that those hormonal changes bring, then there is a good chance that you have seen a dermatologist and started a regimen that will eventually improve your acne. The problem is that many of the topical creams can take a long time to actually kick in. You have to use the products reliably for any sort of results, but it can take forever for those results to actually show up so you might stop using the products. Here are some tips for staying motivated and patient while you are waiting for the dermatological treatments to kick in.
1. Don't Focus on Your Flaws
It's not going to do you any good to constantly be focusing on your skin flaws Instead, it is going to increase the chances that you pick at your skin and potentially cause permanent scarring. Instead, distract yourself from the acne on your face by focusing more on the outfits that you wear or activities that you enjoy doing. This will allow you to stay patient while you wait for the topical creams to start working and avoid damaging your skin further.
2. Commit to Trying the Creams Every Day for a Set Number of Days
Talk to your dermatologist and find the absolute longest it will take for the acne medication to start working. This could be anywhere from six weeks to eight weeks. Once you have this information, set an alarm on your phone to go off every day for that number of days that you discussed with your dermatologist. This alarm will remind you to do the facial treatment. Alternatively, you could also put your creams near your other daily personal hygiene items, like deodorant and cologne in order to reduce the chances that you will forget.
3. Take a Before and After Picture
Finally, take a few pictures on the first day that you decide to go through with the treatment. Try to take the picture when you first wake up. Apply the topical creams for the length of time that the dermatologist said it would take for them to start working. After that period of time, take another picture, again trying to have it be in the morning for consistency. Compare the two pictures to each other. You might not have made as much progress as you wanted but it will allow you to see what progress has been made and make it easier for you to continue to apply the topical medication.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in dermatology, such as Center Of Dermatology PC/Herschel E Stoller MD.Share
29 December 2016
My name is Melinda Franklin, and I want to thank you for visiting my website. My husband Joseph is an executive in the firm where he works. This means we have three to five annual formal affairs to attend. I will be the first to admit that I’m not the most fashion savvy person. For years, I would find and wear what I thought was the perfect evening gown for each event, yet never felt quite as lovely as I thought I should. I would admire the other women and wonder why I didn’t feel as stunning as they looked. Then it finally dawned on me --it was my lack of accessories. The other women wore earrings and necklaces that completed their outfits. I haphazardly put on jewelry and accessories that I knew were mundane. I would like to share some accessorizing tips I’m using now.