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Doctor insights on: Why Does My Skin Breakout During The Winter But Not During The Summer

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Why does my skin breakout more in the summer?

Why does my skin breakout more in the summer?

Acne: Heat, sweating, excess oil production, hormone changes are all possible causes of breaking out more in the summer. You could try otc acne med or cleansers. You could also consider showering with soap after exercise. There are many available treatment for the outbreaks. ...Read more

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How can I avoid skin breakouts during drug detox?

Acne medications: Acne flare-ups during drug detox or other times of life can be treated with routine acne medications. This includes over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide creams or gels. A doctor can also prescribe antibiotic gels such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t gel and/or retinoids such as differin gel. Detox is a stressful time, so one should be sure not to over-scrub, over-wash, or otherwise irritate his or her skin. ...Read more

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How can doctors say your skin does not breakout everywhere during the first 2-3 months on Accutane when i broke out everywhere ? I don't get it. :(

How can doctors say your skin does not breakout everywhere during the first 2-3 months on Accutane when i broke out everywhere ? I don't get it. :(

Dosage too high?: I have been prescribing Accutane for 30+ years and my patients never get worse before they get better. When it happens, it's usually because the prescribing doctor has started with too high a dosage. But what's done is done. Stay the course, and your acne will subside. Patience is a virtue. ...Read more

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Why does my skin breakout after I use an astringent?

Why does my skin breakout after I use an astringent?

May be harsh: The astringent you are using may be harsh on your skin. See your dermatologist to design a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Why does my skin breakout if I drink orange juice?

Why does my skin breakout if I drink orange juice?

Acne and Diet: Researchers say foods that spike blood sugar can also increase hormones. The hormones can stimulate oil production, which in turn, can trigger acne. If i drink orange or grapefruit juice, i also develop acne. ...Read more

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Why does my skin breakout with a fungal rash every time it is sealed off and cannot breathe i e with Saran wrap?

?: Why are you occluding your skin with saran wrap? However, fungus likes a moist, warm and often darker area to grow. If you seel off the skin, moisture and warmth increase and thus fungus can have a better environment to grow - thus why diaper rashes are often fungal - the area is moist, warm and dark. ...Read more

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How do you make skin smooth and avoid breakouts?

How do you make skin smooth and avoid breakouts?

Retina: Retina differin, (adapalene) epidou, Atralin are retinoids or vitamin acid creams which can clear blackheads and prevent further breakouts. Topical antibiotics can be used in combination. ...Read more

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How do I keep my skin clear and have nomore breakouts?

How do I keep my skin clear and have nomore breakouts?

Not an easy answer: Need to see a dermatologist, try to identify what may cause your breakouts and avoid those triggers. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist prior to starting any medications. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep your skin clear of breakouts for a while?

What suggestions can you give to keep your skin clear of breakouts for a while?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more