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Updated 20 July 2014

Zap those zits

Are zits making your life hell? Take comfort in the fact that many people share your agony – and that there are lots of ways of treating your acne.

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Are zits making your life hell? Take comfort in the fact that many people share your agony – and that there are lots of ways of treating your acne.

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Follow these simple steps to prevent acne from getting worse: wash your face twice a day with a gentle soap – more frequent washing may irritate and dry your skin; avoid hot water when washing; do not use facial scrubs, astringents and masks, unless your doctor recommended them – these tend to irritate the skin and aggravate acne; do not squeeze, pick, scratch or rub your skin – squeezing pimples often leads to infections, worse acne and scars; avoid extreme stress – if necessary, seek counselling and follow a stress management programme; and consult a dermatologist if your acne problem persists.

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