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How can reducing the use of makeup help prevent acne?

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During a breakout, avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day. If possible, choose oil-free cosmetics without added dyes and chemicals. Choose makeup that is labeled as "noncomedogenic," meaning it should not cause acne. Read the ingredients list on the product label before buying.

From: 10 Tips for Preventing Acne WebMD Medical Reference

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Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

SOURCES: 

Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

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