Health Tip: Give Acne the Boot

How to keep skin clear and smooth

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(HealthDay News) --Acne and blemishes on the skin can affect self-esteem, but there are ways to keep skin clear and acne at bay.

The website lists these tips to ward off acne:

  • Each morning and each night (and after sweating), wash skin with a gentle cleanser -- avoid abrasive scrubs, scrubbing pads and harsh soaps.
  • Wash your hair regularly, particularly if you have oily hair.
  • If you do get a pimple, keep your hands off -- avoid picking and squeezing.
  • Protect skin from sunburn with a hat, protective clothing and sunscreen.
  • Stick to cosmetics and hair products labeled as "non-comedogenic," "oil-free" or "non-acnegenic," as they are less likely to cause acne.
  • Avoid friction on the skin from items like backpacks or helmets.
  • Take any acne medications and use any prescribed treatments as your doctor recommends, and let your doctor know about other medications that you take that could worsen acne.


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