First thing we must all remember is NOT TO PICK at our blemishes, even though it is human nature and we all want to. Picking at acne is a sure way to cause scarring on your skin and it can stay there for the rest of your life!
Always use three steps for keeping skin clean and balanced: cleanse, tone, moisturize (no need to freak out you "oily" people). If your skin is acne-prone, use a cleanser that is gel based and has no alcohol. Then, use a spray toner or put a little toner on a cotton ball and wipe up and outwards on your face and neck. Again, use a toner that is ALCOHOL-FREE! When looking for a moisturizer for acne-prone skin, try to look for a gel base or lotion (not a creme) and make sure there is no alcohol. Alcohol only dries your skin out and ruins your skins Ph-level. You may want to try to find a moisturizer with AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) to remove dead skin cells and help prevent further scarring. Start by using this type of mositurizer once a day for a week and then use twice daily after your skin has had a chance to adjust to the treatment.
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