8 Bad Skin Habits That'll Shock You
You know your diet coke addiction and sunbathing ways are bad for your skin, but read on to see the mistakes you don't even realize you're making
Skin sin no. 8: Getting refills of prescription pills without seeing your doctorYour dermatologist can prescribe medication for various skin ailments like acne and rosacea, and the prescription can be good for several months at a time. However, Wu says it's a good idea to see your derm again before you refill an Rx. "Some medications need to be monitored closely, such as isotretinoin (formerly known as Accutane)," she says. "[Others] can be harmful to your liver, drop your blood pressure, or cause electrolyte imbalances. I usually see my patients at least every couple of months, or even more frequently [if they're on] isotretinoin."