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Daily Skin Care for Acne

Your Basic Skin Care Routine


Updated May 16, 2014

A good daily skin care routine is important for everyone, but especially so for those with acne. Learn how to properly care for your skin and get the most out of your acne treatments.

How to Care for Your Acne Prone Skin

Skin Care Basics
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Controlling acne relies on a two-pronged approach: proper treatment medications and a consistent daily skin care routine. Your skin care regimen doesn't have to take a lot of time, just a few minutes twice a day.


The backbone of your skin care routine has to be a good cleansing. Thorough cleansing keeps the skin free of excess oil, dirt, sweat, and makeup. But good cleansing goes beyond soap and water.


In order to fight acne where it starts: in the pore. Regular exfoliation helps to keep the pores free excess skin cells and oil. Regular exfoliation aids in the removal of dead skin cell buildup, reduces the formation of comedones, and helps smooth and soften the skin.


Toner is another skin care product that many people incorporate into their daily skin care routine. Toner isn't a necessary skin care product. Deciding to use one, or not, depends on many factors.


Many people with oily skin steer clear of moisturizers. But moisturizing can be a good thing. A good, oil-free moisturizer won't trigger breakouts, but will help ease dryness and hydrate the skin.

Seasonal Skin Care

The skin is affected by heat and humidity of the summer, or cold, dry wintertime air. Making just a few adjustments in your skin care routine can help keep your skin looking and feeling good all year round.
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