Home > Medical > Acne > Health tips Updated 20 July 2014 War on acne You thought that when you hit your 20s it would be the end of your acne woes. Right? Unfortunately for many people this is not the case. Luckily, there's a lot you can do. 0 Shutterstock Ask Paediatrician » Talk Parenting forum » Understanding acne How to clear acne overnight You thought that when you hit your 20s it would be the end of your acne woes. Right? Unfortunately for many people this is not the case. Luckily, there's a lot you can do.Take action:To prevent acne from getting worse: wash your face twice a day with a gentle soap – washing your face more often than that may irritate and dry your skin; avoid hot water; do not use facial scrubs, astringents and masks unless your doctor has recommended them; do not squeeze, pick, scratch or rub your skin; avoid extreme stress – if necessary, seek counselling and follow a stress management programme. Visit our Acne Centre(Photo of woman from Shutterstock) More in Medical Acne FAQS More: AcneHealth tips advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread? Medical Obesity during pregnancy linked to raised asthma risk in kids News Chinese city in quarantine after plague death Medical Smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD in offspring Medical Decriminalisation of drug use – key to ending HIV Medical New estimates for HIV deaths slashed by a quarter From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.