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What can men do to cut down on acne break-outs on the face?

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Keep your skin clean. Many cleansers are available. In general, avoid products with beads in them, because they can irritate your skin. Wash twice a day.

Use a fresh washcloth that's gentle on your skin.

When you shave, use a clean razor every time. You might want to use an over-the-counter product with benzoyl peroxide, retinol, or salicylic acid. Your doctor can prescribe an antibiotic foam that you can mix with your shaving cream to help prevent breakouts.

If shaving bumps are a problem for you, try an electric razor, and don’t shave too closely.

From: What Men Should Know About Acne WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Purdy, S. , Jan. 5, 2011. Clinical Evidence

Doris Day, MD, dermatologist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City.

Jonette Keri, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

March of Dimes: "Accutane and other retinoids."

Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Adult Acne: A Fact of Life for Many Women."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

Purdy, S. , Jan. 5, 2011. Clinical Evidence

Doris Day, MD, dermatologist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City.

Jonette Keri, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

March of Dimes: "Accutane and other retinoids."

Jennifer A. Stein, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Adult Acne: A Fact of Life for Many Women."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

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