Acne - Prevention

There are no sure ways to prevent acne. However, the following steps tend to reduce flare-ups of the condition:

  • Gently wash—do not scrub—the affected areas once or twice every day.
  • Avoid rough cleansers.
  • Use makeup and skin moisturizers that do not produce comedos.
  • Shampoo often and wear hair away from the face.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet and avoid foods that trigger flare-ups.
  • Give dry pimples a limited amount of sun exposure unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • Do not pick or squeeze pimples.
  • Reduce stress.

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