Should my acne face cleanser contain alcohol?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Your acne face cleanser should not contain alcohol. Using alcohol will not prevent acne breakouts. In fact, alcohol can irritate your skin and cause more acne. Use a mild, non-abrasive face cleanser to treat and help prevent acne. Apply with your fingertips and gently massage on your face. Don't rub hard or scrub. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry

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