Tips to help control acne
Wash the skin twice a day using a mild soap, especially after exercise.
Avoid scrubbing the skin. Hard scrubbing of the skin is harmful because it irritates the openings of the oil glands and can cause them to be more tightly closed.
Avoid putting any oily or greasy substances on the face. Oily and greasy substances make acne worse by blocking oil glands. If unavoidable, use water-based cover-up cosmetics, and wash them off at bedtime.
Shampoo the hair daily. Avoid hair tonics or hair creams especially greasy ones. These substances spread to the face and aggravate the acne.
Avoid picking blackheads as this delays healing. In general, it is better not to "pop" pimples.
Exercise regularly and keep fit.
Wash your pillow covers regularly and always use clean face towels. Dirty towels and pillows can harbor bacteria and germs that can make acne worse.
Don't stop the acne medicine too soon. It may take up to 8 weeks for a good response.
Avoid exposing your skin to other sources of oil and irritants. Break the habit of touching your face as your hands are often dirty.
Drink plenty of water.