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How can I avoid acne breakout?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The best way to avoid an acne breakout is to keep oil from plugging pores. Start by finding a skin care regimen you'll follow every day to keep the oil on your skin to a minimum without drying your skin too much.

Tips to avoid acne breakouts:
  • Resist touching and picking at your face.
  • Keep your hair clean and free of greasy hair products.
  • Wash your skin gently with a mild cleanser twice a day and after sweating.
  • Use acne medicines as directed on the entire affected area. (If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor before using any acne medicines, even over-the-counter and herbal remedies.)
  • Choose make-up, moisturizers, and suncare products that are formulated to not clog pores (noncomedogenic).

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