How do I manage my severe acne on a daily basis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have severe acne, you may need medical treatment. If your doctor recommends medicine, take it as directed. In general, you may also want to wash with a gentle cleanser and avoid irritants. For example, it may help to avoid oil-based makeup and tight-fitting clothing.

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