Everyone wants their acne to clear up quickly, so you may be tempted to slather on your treatment products several times (or more) per day. Over-using topical medications can’t hurt, right? Besides, won’t your acne clear up faster if you apply your medications more often.
You may be surprised to learn that applying too much medication, or applying too often, won’t clear acne up any faster. But it will most definitely cause excessive drying, redness, peeling, and irritation. Using your medications exactly as directed is the best way to clear acne, without harming your skin. More »