Acne is a common skin disorder. Acne is not caused by dirt, so vigorous washing does not improve acne and scrubbing and squeezing may worsen the acne. These are the steps you can take to prevent or decrease acne
1.Identify and avoid substances that cause skin irritation and inflammation. For example, avoid harsh soaps and cosmetics
Wash your face using warm water with a mild cleanser such as Basis and Cetaphil. Allow the skin to air, do not use a towel to dry your face, let air dry. Apply a noncomegenic lotion to lubricate and decrease dryness
2.Avoid touching, scratching, squeezing or rubbing acne lesions. These behaviors cause the spread of bacteria and damage the skin leading to the formation of scars.
3.Visit your doctor for a prescription if your acne is severe. Accutane, topical and oral antibiotics and retinoids can be prescribed. If your acne is mild, use over the counter acne preparations.
Avoid taking vitamin supplements or excessive sunlight exposure if you are taking Accutane.