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 Acne is a common topic of worry shared by teenagers the world over. Getting a zit at the wrong moment can feel like the end of the world, and since acne is more likely to appear during >periods of stress, odds are that is exactly when you will see that pimple.

So What can you do about it? Well, there are many treatments out there that can help if you already have an acne breakout, both prescription and over-the-counter. But the best way to deal with acne is to try and avoid getting those pimples in the first place.

Keep Your Face Clean

Keeping your face (and the rest of you) clean is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to prevent acne. Getting rid of the dirt, excess oils, and bacteria on your skin is essential to preventing the acne before it starts. But don't over-wash; this can strip too much oil out of your skin, leaving it dry and vulnerable to infection by acne-causing bacteria. And if you already have acne, over washing will further irritate your skin, which could well make your condition worse.

You should probably get a special soap or acne cleanser for your face. The soap that you wash your body with is probably overly harsh for use on your face. The facial skin is much more delicate and vulnerable to harsh chemicals (including scents) and antibacterial. Acne cleansers are generally gentle and contain acne fighting ingredients to help prevent a breakout without irritating your skin or over-drying.

Keep it Cool

As we said above, stress is a major aggravating factor for acne. Try not to stress out too much (we know, easier said than done), and make sure you make time to relax every day. Get plenty of sleep, and make sure you eat properly. Taking a daily multivitamin can't hurt, either. Most people are lacking in some vitamin or the other, and a multivitamin can make up for any shortfalls in the days vitamin intake. Remember, vitamins are supplements, not replacements for regular meals. Staying out of stressful situations is a good idea, but let's face it, most stressful situations are ones we can't avoid. Just try and avoid the ones that you can.

Dump That Skintight Shirt

If you are getting acne on parts of your body such as your chest or your back, wearing loose clothing for a while would be a good idea. Tight clothing abrades the delicate healing skin of a pimple, and can further spread acne-causing bacteria around the affected area. Loose clothing goes double for physically active activities, like working out or sports. Sweat will add to the irritating effects of tight clothing, and can increase your chances of a breakout if you don't currently have acne.

Don't Pop That Zit

Unfortunately, there is no 100% surefire way to prevent or heal acne. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you will get the dreaded zit. Just take care of it as best you can, and do not pop it! You will be very tempted, and it seems like logically it could only help. But popping the zit causes further damage to the skin, and forces bacteria into the freshly created damage, spreading the acne further. Popping the zit also greatly increases the chance of scarring.

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