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You and Your Health

Health Tip: Wash Skin Properly

Health Tip: Wash Skin Properly

Photo: Wash skin properly to prevent acne and keep it clean

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To keep it clean and help prevent acne

Good skin care can help keep it healthy, moisturized and acne-free.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions for proper skin care and cleansing:

  Always use water that is lukewarm, not too hot or too cold.
  Wash with a gentle soap or cleanser, making sure to include behind your ears, under the nails and between fingers and toes.
  Wash skin gently using your fingers, not a harsh washcloth or scrub brush.
  Wash your face at least once daily with gentle cleanser.
  Use a moisturizing cream or lotion if your skin feels dry or flaky.
  You probably don’t need other skin care products unless your doctor recommends them.