Dos and Don ts - Plague on face

Dos and Don ts - Plague on face :

  • DO wash your face once or twice a day to help prevent the oil buildup that can contribute to acne.
  • DO make sure your make-up is labeled "noncomprehending" or "nonacademic." This means it won't clog your pores and contribute to acne. 
  • DO be sure you take the time to remove all of your makeup so it doesn't clog your pores.
  • DO try to keep hair products away from your face, as they also can clog pores. If you have long hair that touches your face, be sure to wash it often enough to keep oil away. 
  • DO be sure to wash your face well after you’ve been exercising.
  • stay away from victims of the plague.

  • DON’T scrub your face hard with a washcloth — acne can't be scrubbed away, and scrubbing may actually make it worse by irritating the skin and pores. Try cleansing your face as gently as you can.
  • DON’T get a suntan to help your acne. Acne isn't really helped by the sun. The sun exposure may increase skin cell turnover temporarily but the risk of skin cancer isn’t worth it!
  • DON’T touch, squeeze, or pick at your pimples. This might be hard to do — it can be pretty tempting to try to get rid of a pimple. But when you play around with pimples, you can cause even more inflammation by popping them or opening them up. Plus, the oil from your hands can't help! More important, though, picking at pimples can leave tiny, permanent scars on your face.
  • have contact with others if you have the plague.