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Washing your face
Gentle cleansing twice a day is all that is needed. Remeber, acne is not caused by dirt, it is a deeper process that comes from the oil glands and various other factors. If you have been prescribed a cleanser (Brevoxyl, Triaz, Clenia, Rosanil, Zoderm, etc.) then use this to cleanse your face. If not, there are many over the counter cleansers that can be used.

Moisturizing
If your face seems that it is dry from medications, then moisturizing can help to decreaes this dryness while allowing you to continue your medications. It is best to apply the moisturizer after applying any prescription medications. Remeber to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer. Some moisturizers may even contain agents that help with acne (alpha hydroxy acids for example) and these can be used in conjunction with any prescription therapies.

 

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