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Acne- Prevention

Here are some tips to prevent getting acne: 
Gently clean face. 
- Wash the face once in the morning and once in the evening with a mild cleanser.  Rinse thoroughly. 
Avoid oil-based skin products. 
- Choose lotions/foundations/ blush/eye shadows/other cosmetic products that are 100% oil free and non-comedogenic. 
Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing, helmets, and headbands. 
Avoid stressful or humid environments. 
Do not pick or squeeze acne. 
- Picking or squeezing acne can result in scars. 

References 
1. Quairoli, Kristi and Karla Foster. APhA Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: Chapter 38 Acne. 16th Edition, Washington DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2009. 
2. WebMd. Acne. February 2011. Available at: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-topic-overview. Last accessed September 30, 2011.
3. American Academy of Dermatology. Acne. 2011. Available at: http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/acne. Last accessed September 30, 2011. 
4. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Facing Facts About Acne. August 2009. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm174521.htm. Last accessed September 30, 2011. 
5. National Institute of Health. Understanding Acne. January 2010. Available at: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2010/January/feature2.htm. Last accessed September 30, 2011. 

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