Beat Blemishes with These Tips

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(HealthDay News) -- Proper skin care can minimize acne and help prevent scarring.

The Womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions:

  • Wash skin carefully twice per day, and after heavy sweating.
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, from the hairline to below the jawline. Rinse thoroughly and avoid harsh scrubbing.
  • Wash your hair daily, and more frequently if your hair is oily.
  • Never pick or squeeze acne blemishes, which can lead to scarring.
  • Take care to prevent sunburn. Some acne medications can make your skin more vulnerable to sunburn.
  • Look for more acne-friendly (non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic) skin and hair care products.
  • Avoid sports equipment, backpacks and other items that rub against skin.

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Published: October 2014

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