Perplexed Over Pimples

Fight acne with rigorous skin care rituals

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(HealthDayNews) -- Many adolescents view acne as a curse of the teen-age years. Unfortunately, there's no foolproof way to prevent or cure flare-ups, but certain skin care tips can help.

The University of Michigan recommends you:

  • Keep your skin clean and use a clean washcloth every time.
  • Try an astringent lotion, de-greasing pads, or a face scrub.
  • Don't squeeze, scratch or poke at pimples. They can get infected and leave scars.
  • Wash after you exercise or sweat.
  • Wash your hair at least twice a week, and keep it off your face.
  • Use only water-based makeup. Don't use greasy or oily creams or lotions.
  • Ask your doctor for the name of a good acne soap.

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