Advice to Win The War Against Acne Acne is an annoying skin disesase that many people have had to deal with at one point in their life. Many people deal with it on a regular basis, in one form or another. Acne can be embarrasing and painful and downright frustrating when you are the one who has to live with it. If you are ready to arm yourself with the weapons you need to fight your acne, read the following article. The first line of defense is a clean face. It is important to wash your face two times a day, in the morning when you wake up and at night before bed. It is best to use a gentle cleanser that is made for those with acne. These cleansers have medication in them to help prevent and heal acne. After you wash with the cleaner, wipe toner on your face. This will help get anything the cleaner missed and also clean your face a little deeper. Then you need to moisturize your face. It may seem like you do not need a moisturizer if your face is oily, but you do. Your face may be overproducing oil because it needs to be moisturized. A clean face is very important, but it is not so important that you need to over clean your face. Some acne is caused by irritated skin and by over washing your face, you can be irritiating your skin. Try to only wash your face two times a day. Another good defense tip is to keep your hands off of your face. This includes squeezing or popping pimples. It is very tempting to squeeze some of the pimples that show up on your face, but they will heal faster and leave healthier skin behind if you can leave them alone. When you squeeze a pimple, you can push the bacteria back further into your skin. You can also spread the bacteria that is causing that pimple onto other areas of your face, causing even more pimples. If those reasons are not good enough, squeezing pimples can cause scars. It is best if you just leave the pimples alone and let them heal on their own. You should also keep your hands off of your face for other reasons. Your hands can contain many different things that can cause your skin to become irritated and cause breakouts. If you must touch your face, make sure your hands are clean. Anything that touches your face needs to be clean, not only your hands. If you wear glasses or sunglasses, they need to be cleaned on a regular basis. You also need to make sure your cell phone or phone are clean as well. These items can transfer irritants to your skin that may cause acne. Now you are aware of some of the things that you can do to help treat and prevent acne. Try out the things shared here and you will be ready to battle your acne and win.