7 Clear Skin Tips for Teens

7.  See a dermatologist (or your primary care physician).

Even if you take perfect care of your skin, acne can happen. Sometimes, you can get it under control with acne products you buy at the store.

But if you’ve tried store-bought acne treatments, and you’re still breaking out, it’s time to see a dermatologist. They have prescription medications that are stronger than the OTC products, so you’ll get better results.

The good news is that, even though acne is common at your age, you don’t have to wait until you outgrow it. With good skin care and the right treatment medications, you can have clearer skin.

More: Talking To Your Parents about Seeing a Dermatologist

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Sources:

“How to Wash Acne-prone Skin.” AcneNet. American Academy of Dermatology, 14 Apr 2010. Web. 23 Aug 2013. http://skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/acne_prone_wash.html

Titus S, Hodge J. “Diagnosis and treatment of acne.” Am Fam Physician. 2012 Oct 15;86(8):734-40.

“7 Acne Skin Care Taboos.” AcneNet. American Academy of Dermatology, 21 May 2010. Web. 23 Aug 2013. http://skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/acne_care_taboos.html