To prevent scars, do not pop, squeeze or pick at acne; seek treatment early for acne that does not respond to over-the-counter medications. Gently wash affected areas twice a day. Vigorous washing and scrubbing can irritate your skin and make acne worse. Shampoo hair often, daily if it is oily. Use oil-free cosmetics and sunscreens. Avoid astringents, which strip your skin of natural moisture.
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