Do you know how to get rid of acne?

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You probably don't think about acne until it demands your attention in the form of a bright-red outbreak that can't be avoided. Plan now, and discover the best ways to combat this common skin problem.

What part of your body should you try to keep away from your face?

You can transfer sweat, grime, oil, viruses and bacteria from your hands to your face, leading to breakouts and infections.

What modern medical technology may be helpful in removing acne?

Laser treatment can reduce acne by half after just two sessions.

What life skill can help you prevent breakouts?

Stress hormones cause glands to produce extra sebum, which can lead to increased acne.

Which common class of medication may also help manage acne?

The FDA has approved three different birth control pills for treatment of acne.

What is a common infection fighter that is sometimes prescribed for acne?

Certain antibiotics can kill P. acnes bacterium, thus helping to reduce existing inflammation while preventing future bacterial growth.

If you're prone to breakouts, what terminology should you look for on the labels of your makeup?

Oil-free and noncomedogenic makeups may be more beneficial to acne-prone skin.

Which of the following is a common ingredient in acne facial treatments?

Salicylic acid causes your skin to shed its outermost layer, keeping pores clear of blockages.

To help prevent acne, how many times a day should you wash your face?

Washing your face at the beginning and end of each day can be helpful, but any more than that can dry out your skin.

Which of the following items in your medicine cabinet may help treat acne?

Benzoyl peroxide kills the P. acnes bacteria that cause inflammation in a blocked pore.

What activity can both prevent and cause acne?

Exercise helps manage stress. Plus, sweat can clear out pores. However, when not washed off, the salt sweat leaves behind can clog pores.

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