Excessive scrubbing or washing can irritate your skin and actually make acne worse. So can using astringents and facial scrubs. Instead, wash problem areas with a gentle cleanser. To dry excess oil, try using an over-the-counter acne lotion that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
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