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Taking care of acne

Avoid putting any oily or greasy substances on the face as these substances make acne worse.

Taking care of acne

  • Avoid putting any oily or greasy substances on the face. Oily and greasy substances make acne worse by blocking oil glands. If unavoidable, use water-based cover-up cosmetics, and wash them off at bedtime.

  • Shampoo the hair daily. Avoid hair tonics or hair creams especially greasy ones. These substances spread to the face and aggravate the acne.

  • Avoid picking blackheads as this delays healing. In general, it is better not to "pop" pimples.

  • Exercise regularly and keep fit.

  • Don't stop the acne medicine too soon. It may take up to 8 weeks for a good response.
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