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How can an adult treat his or her acne?

Adult acne is not something you should attempt to solve yourself, particularly by trying to pop, squeeze or pick at lesions, which may lead to scarring. However, there are things you can do on your own. In addition to carefully following your dermatologist's prescribed treatment plan, try to keep your skin as healthy as possible. Wash your face gently with a mild soap or cleanser, keep hairsprays and gels away from your face, opt for makeup that is labeled noncomedogenic or non-acnegenic and eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
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Adult acne is caused by many factors, including poor diet and lack of sleep, but it is often treated incorrectly. In this video, Dr. Oz welcomes dermatologist Dr. Tanzi as she reveals the correct treatment for adult acne.


One of the ways to help manage acne-prone skin is through proper daily skin care. Avoid harsh, deodorant soaps and use only a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser (one that won't clog pores). Don't overscrub your skin while you cleanse. And, while it may seem counterintuitive, remember to apply a moisturizer after each wash, to keep skin hydrated.

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