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Health Tip: Caring for Acne-Prone Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Skin that's prone to acne needs special care to help keep it smooth and clear.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions:

  • Wash your face with a cleanser designed for people with acne.

  • Look for cleansers that include salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

  • Wash your face gently, avoiding pressure that may aggravate acne.

  • Never pick at acne or scrub skin vigorously.

  • Use a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer.

  • Choose an oil-free foundation if you wear makeup.