If you or your child are experiencing problems with acne and are worried about acne scars, then I 'd like to share with you some tidbits about acne.
Avoid Acne Skin Care Taboos, astringents, rubbing alcohol, and tanning do not help clear acne nor keep acne-prone skin free from blemishes. Dermatologists recommend that their patients with acne and acne-prone skin avoid the following:
Astringents, exfoliators, masks, and toners, these products do not help clear acne. In fact, these can aggravate the skin and make acne worse. These products also may make it more difficult to tolerate prescription acne medications, so it is best not to use these when treating acne.
Greasy hair-care products, oily hair-care products, such as oil-containing gels and pomades, can drip onto the skin and clog pores. This can cause acne.
Picking, popping, and squeezing pimples, people pick and pop pimples to get rid of them quickly. The truth is this prolongs healing time and increases the risk of scarring.
Rubbing alcohol, some people apply rubbing alcohol in order to dry out the oily skin. This will not help clear acne nor prevent breakouts. It can irritate the skin and cause breakouts.
Tanning, some people claim that their acne clears with sun exposure. The truth is that tanning does not clear acne. Tanning, however, does increase one's risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers.
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