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Health Tip: Taking Care of Problem Skin

Ways to help prevent acne

(HealthDay News) -- Acne is caused by factors including hormonal changes, certain medications, and the use of certain products.

Here are skin-care suggestions to help reduce acne, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Wash your face once or twice a day with a gentle, mild soap or cleanser that won't dry the skin. Always wash your face after sweating or exercising, but don't wash excessively or more than a few times a day.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo each day, particularly if you have oily hair.
  • Keep oily hair pulled back and away from your face.
  • Don't touch your face with your hands or fingers.
  • Don't pick at, scratch or pop any blemishes, as this can cause infection and scarring.
  • Avoid any makeup or face creams that are greasy or oily.
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