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Although you can't prevent acne, there are steps you can take at home to keep acne from getting worse.
Treatment at home can help reduce acne flare-ups.
Examples of some over-the-counter products used to treat acne include:
Other products that may help your overall skin condition include skin pore-cleaning strips. When you peel these sticky strips off your skin, dirt and/or makeup is removed by the strip.
You'll have better results if you follow the directions for using topical medicines. If you use a product too often, acne can get worse.
Some skin care products, such as those with alpha hydroxy acid, will make your skin very sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light. Protect your skin from the sun and other sources of UV light.
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