Ways to Get Rid of Acne

Fashion and Beauty - Grooming
By: LWCox    
23-Oct-2010

Introduction:Acne problems at any age can be unsightly, embarrassing and can cause scars. Thankfully, the best acne treatments are things you can do at home with excellent results. Use the top five acne treatments below to get rid of acne.

  • 01

    Keep It Clean

    To get rid of acne, wash your face every morning and again at bedtime, and also after any exercise that makes you sweat. Change your pillowcase and face towel frequently, and clean the surface of your cell phone if your cheeks break out. (Follow manufacturer's directions to do this without damage to the phone.) The best acne treatments work better with clean skin.

  • 02

    Keep Your Hands and Hair Off Your Face

    Your hands and hair transfer germs, bacteria and oils to your face, creating a breeding ground for acne. To get rid of acne, wear your hair away from your face, wash your hands frequently and break the habit of resting your chin or cheek on your hand.

  • 03

    Try Over-The-Counter Acne Products

    The best acne treatments sold over-the-counter contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Look for cleansers, wipes, lotions and ointments containing these acne-fighting ingredients. Use these products regularly to get rid of acne, but watch for signs of excessive drying. If necessary, apply an oil-free moisturizer.

  • 04

    Use Non-Comedogenic Cosmetics

    If you wear cosmetics, check the label to make sure they are "non-comedogenic." This means they won't block skin pores, which can contribute to acne breakouts.

  • 05

    Get a Prescription

    If the above tips aren't working to get rid of acne, you probably will need to visit your doctor for stronger acne treatment methods. Your doctor can prescribe from a wide variety of acne treatments including topical creams, antibiotic wipes and oral medications.





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