How can I prevent acne from coming back?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

There is no guaranteed way to prevent acne from coming back, but keeping your skin healthy may help. Here are some helpful tips to keep acne at bay: 

  • Wash your face twice a day with a mild, non-abrasive cleanser. This will remove sebum (oil) and dead skin cells that can clog your pores. 
  • Wash after you exercise or sweat.  
  • Use water-based hair products. Oil-based products can make acne worse. Keep hair spray and styling gel away from your face.
  • Use oil-free skin care products that don't clog your pores.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes that don't irritate your skin or rub against your chest or back.

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