Health Tip: Minimize Acne

Treat skin well

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(HealthDay News) -- Acne can develop due to causes from hormones to medications. To help prevent breakouts, it's important to keep skin clean and healthy.

The Womenshealth.gov website offers these recommendations:

  • Twice each day (and additionally after sweating), use a gentle cleanser on your face.
  • Don't use harsh soaps or rough scrubbing pads.
  • Wash face from the hairline to below the jaw, and remember to wash your hair regularly and frequently if hair is oily.
  • Avoid picking at your skin or acne lesions.
  • Protect skin against sunburn.
  • Avoid rubbing the skin with items such as backpacks.
  • Talk to your doctor about treatment options if you struggle with acne.

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