Following these simple self-help measures may help clear up acne and prevent further episodes:
Wash your skin twice a day with warm, but not hot, water and a mild cleanser. Do not scrub your skin too vigorously.
Do not pick at pimples because this may make the condition worse and result in scarring.
Apply a benzoyl peroxide cream daily to the affected areas.
If you have occupational acne, keep work clothes clean to avoid prolonged contact with oils.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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