Do you know how to get rid of acne?

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What part of your body should you try to keep away from your face?
your hair
your hands
You can transfer sweat, grime, oil, viruses and bacteria from your hands to your face, leading to breakouts and infections.
both

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What modern medical technology may be helpful in removing acne?
laser treatment
Laser treatment can reduce acne by half after just two sessions.
microsurgery
biologics

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What life skill can help you prevent breakouts?
a strong work ethic
empathy
stress management
Stress hormones cause glands to produce extra sebum, which can lead to increased acne.

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Which common class of medication may also help manage acne?
birth control pills
The FDA has approved three different birth control pills for treatment of acne.
antidepressants
decongestants

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What is a common infection fighter that is sometimes prescribed for acne?
antifungal
antiviral
antibiotic
Certain antibiotics can kill P. acnes bacterium, thus helping to reduce existing inflammation while preventing future bacterial growth.

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If you're prone to breakouts, what terminology should you look for on the labels of your makeup?
oil-free
noncomedogenic
both
Oil-free and noncomedogenic makeups may be more beneficial to acne-prone skin.

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Which of the following is a common ingredient in acne facial treatments?
alcohol
salicylic acid
Salicylic acid causes your skin to shed its outermost layer, keeping pores clear of blockages.
sodium laureth sulfate

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To help prevent acne, how many times a day should you wash your face?
one
two
Washing your face at the beginning and end of each day can be helpful, but any more than that can dry out your skin.
three

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Which of the following items in your medicine cabinet may help treat acne?
benzoyl peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide kills the P. acnes bacteria that cause inflammation in a blocked pore.
eye drops
calamine lotion

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What activity can both prevent and cause acne?
sleep
laughing
exercise
Exercise helps manage stress. Plus, sweat can clear out pores. However, when not washed off, the salt sweat leaves behind can clog pores.

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