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 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 SPONSORED: Fedhealth What cover is right for you? advertisement Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? 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 Diet and nutrition SA has a big fat problem - academic Lifestyle Flakka: why you should be terrified by this deadly new street drug Diet and nutrition Medicinal qualities of green tea – fact or fiction? Lifestyle The Paracetamol Challenge: Teens 'risking lives' in new social media craze Lifestyle Chamomile boosting female lifespan? Lifestyle Newer birth control pills may raise blood clot risk From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.