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According to the Mayo Clinic, skin care products are one of a few ways to treat acne.

Here are some tips to help you to manage acne:

  • Cleansing cloths and towelettes are gentle alternatives to cleansers and washes.
  • If you’re wearing makeup, remove it at the end of the day.
  • Use only the right amount of cleansers and washers.
  • Choose oil-free products for moisturisers, acne concealers and cosmetics.
  • Don’t pick or squeeze blemishes as this can lead to infection and scarring.
  • Protect your acne-prone skin from unwashed hair, phones, helmets, caps and other items that can transfer sweat or oil to your skin.
  • Protect your skin from the sun as it can worsen dark spots still evident after the acne has cleared. Some medication can make you more likely to burn in the sun.
  • Shower after strenuous activity to wash away oil and sweat which can lead to breakouts. Talk to your Link pharmacist to help you to choose the right product and guide you on its application.

The National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NIH) notes that while the diagnosis of acne is straightforward, severe cases of acne should be referred to a doctor or dermatologist.