Fight acne with skin care

Many adolescents view acne as a curse of the teenage 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.

Provided by ArmMed Media
Revision date: July 4, 2011
Last revised: by Dave R. Roger, M.D.