Clear Up Acne Before School Startsby: Nebraska TV
The first day of school is a daunting experience for any (and every) teen. Whether starting high school, going to a new school or just going back to class with old friends again, the first day of school is always filled with those “first day butterflies!”
Although we all remind our kids it’s about what’s inside that counts, one of the most stress-inducing issues for teens is how they look on that first day back. From having the right hair and clothes to having clear skin…every teen wants to fit in! Sometimes it’s easy to take care of the clothes and hair, but acne may be a bigger issue. Highly prevalent among teenagers, 85% of adolescents experience the chronic skin condition, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). For most teens, moderate acne is just a fact of life. But for some other teens, the condition can be serious and certainly impact their self-esteem.
Clearing up a mild to moderate case of acne can be as simple as following a daily regimen and a few simple lifestyle changes. Dr. Erin Welch is a practicing dermatologist who makes it a point to engage and educate moms and teens in learning about the science of skin care to help them choose products that will work best for them.
About Dr. Erin Welch
Dr. Welch is a board-certified dermatologist and practices just outside of Denver, Colorado at Denver Dermatology Consultants. Originally from Ithaca, New York, she grew up in Texas where she graduated from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and completed her residency training in dermatology at the University of California-Irvine where she was chief resident. She received additional surgical fellowship training at Yale University in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and reconstruction for skin cancers. Dr. Welch serves as a scientific advisor to sunscreen manufacturers and is the author of several scientific papers and medical textbook chapters on dermatologic subjects. Dr. Welch has served on the board of directors of the California Dermatology Society and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Women’s Dermatology Society and the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.