Properly wash your face

Removing excess oil, dirt, and sweat daily can help prevent pimples — but washing your face too much may make acne worse.

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Know your skin type

Knowing your skin type can help you determine which products to use and avoid.

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Use a moisturizer

Moisturizers help skin stay hydrated, which makes a big difference for acne-prone skin. If your skin gets too dry, it will produce oil (sebum) to counterbalance the dryness.

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Stay hydrated

If you’re dehydrated, your body may signal your skin’s oil glands to produce more oil. Dehydration also gives your skin a dull appearance and promotes inflammation and discoloration.

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Limit makeup

While you might feel tempted to use makeup to cover up pimples, know that doing so could clog pores and trigger outbreaks.

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Limit sun exposure

Frequent sun exposure dehydrates skin, which, over time, causes it to produce more oil and block pores.

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