Alternate Names : Acne Vulgaris, Pimples
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Measures to prevent or minimize acne include the following:
washing the face twice a day with a mild soap and patting it dry
avoiding any picking, squeezing, or popping of comedones, pimples,
pustules, and cysts. This type of manipulation actually makes the acne
selecting skin care products labeled as noncomedogenic, which means they
don't clog pores. Look for the noncomedogenic label on makeup, foundation,
moisturizers, and creams.
avoiding prolonged exposure to oil and grease in settings such as fast-food
restaurants and automotive shops
avoiding unnecessary friction from hair, clothing, or sporting
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Long-term acne can lead to permanent scarring. It can also
decrease a person's self esteem and confidence.
What are the risks to others?
Acne is not contagious and poses no risk to others.