What types of cleanser should I use to treat or prevent acne?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Cleansing can help control oil and bacteria levels on skin, which is important for those with acne. But it's a common misconception that you need to use harsh or drying cleansers to manage acne. A mild, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) cleanser is a good choice for acne, to help keep skin clean without causing excessive irritation or dryness.

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