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  1. Acne FAQ

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about acne and what triggers it.

  2. Alternative Treatments for Acne

    Learn more from WebMD about alternative treatments for acne - from honey to fruit acids - and what the experts say about them.

  3. Teens and Acne

    Does your teen have acne? Get answers from WebMD about treating this common skin problem.

  4. Safe Soaps and Cleansers for Acne

    Arm yourself against acne outbreaks by choosing cleansers and face soaps that work with your skin type. WebMD tells you what to look for to keep your skin as blemish-free as possible.

  5. Acne: Treatment With Benzoyl Peroxide - Topic Overview

    Benzoyl peroxide is a medicine you use to treat acne. It comes in different strengths in lotions,gels,soaps,and liquids. How does benzoyl peroxide treat acne? Benzoyl peroxide unclogs skin pores. It also helps stop bacteria from growing and causing acne pimples and cystic lesions. At first,acne may get worse. Your skin may get red and peel. It’s not a quick fix. You may need to use the ...

  6. Acne - Cause

    There are different types of acne. The most common acne is the type that develops during the teen years. Puberty causes hormone levels to rise, especially testosterone.

  7. Isotretinoin for Acne

    Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.

  8. Acne - Symptoms

    Acne develops most often on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, or back and can range from mild to severe. It can last for a few months, many years, or come and go your entire life.

  9. Azelaic Acid for Acne

    Drug details for Azelaic acid for acne vulgaris.

  10. Acne: Tips for Keeping It Under Control - Topic Overview

    You can help prevent acne from getting worse by the way you wash your face:Gently wash your face once or twice a day with warm water and a mild soap or acne wash.Use gentle, circling motions rather than scrubbing your face.Always completely rinse your skin after you wash it, and gently pat it dry. Avoid rubbing your skin.If your face feels dry after washing it, use a moisturizing lotion. Look for skin care products that say noncomedogenic on the label.Other tips include the following:Shower as soon as you can after any activity that causes heavy sweating, especially sports.Try keeping your hair off your face. Having hair hanging in your face can cause a breakout. Washing your hair every day may help.Try not to scrub or pick at your pimples. This can make them worse and can cause scars.For mild acneMild acne, with a few pimples that clear up on their own, may not need any medical treatment. Try an acne cream with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These work best when used just the

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