Treat acne-prone skin with care

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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.

Oct. 31, 2017 See more In-depth

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