Although you can't prevent
acne, there are steps you can take at home to keep
acne from getting worse.
- Gently wash and care for your skin every day.
Avoid scrubbing too hard or washing too often.
- Avoid heavy
sweating if you think it causes your acne to get worse. Wash soon after
activities that cause you to sweat.
- Wash your hair often if your
hair is oily. Try to keep your hair off of your face.
- Avoid hair
care products such as gels, mousses, cream rinses, and pomades that contain a
lot of oil.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Wear soft, cotton
clothing or moleskin under sports equipment. Parts of equipment, such as chin
straps, can rub your skin and make your acne worse.
- Avoid exposure
to oils and harsh chemicals, such as
Protect your skin from too much sun.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 23, 2013
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