The American Academy of Dermatology says that “nearly 85 percent of all people have acne at some point in their lives, most often on the face, chest, and back.”
Do not feel bad if you have acne.
Learn how to treat it and prevent it.
Things you can do to treat and prevent acne
◦To prevent scars, do not pop, squeeze, or pick at acne; seek treatment early for acne that does not respond to over-the-counter medications.
◦Gently wash affected areas twice a day with mild soap and warm water. Vigorous washing and scrubbing can irritate your skin and make acne worse.
◦Use noncomedogenic (does not clog pores) cosmetics and toiletries.
◦Use oil-free cosmetics and sunscreens.
◦Avoid alcohol-based astringents, which strip your skin of natural moisture.
◦Use medication as directed and allow enough time for acne products to take effect, which might be six to eight weeks.