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Sometimes using fragrance-free detergents can help to minimize irritation. Do not use fabric softeners and/or fabric softener sheets in the dryer, especially on pillowcases as they cause a waxy residue that can clog pores on acne-prone individuals.

Change pillow cases often and flip your pillow over, use the other side and then try not to sleep on it again.

Certain birth control pills can help maintain acne.  Talk to your OBGYN about this.  Also, the taking of birth control pills may delay the onset of acne and once off them, you may experience the acne you would’ve had before taking them.

Limit sun exposure and use a sunscreen. If you suffer from acne the lasting scars from acne are increased without protection from the sun.  Sun exposure causes undesirable scaling and drying, it also damages the follicle, exacerbates hyper pigmentation, causes skin cancer and premature aging and can cause “solar acne” later in life, as well as “Acne Majorca” also caused by sunlight. Warm climates with heat and humidity can exacerbate acne.  Find a sunscreen that you love to put on..

Why Wear Sunscreen?
Prevents sun burns
Prevents photo damaged skin (aged look – brown spots, wrinkles)
Prevents actinic keratosis and perhaps squamous cell cancers
The best anti-aging thing you can do!

To help prevent other skin cancers Wear Sunscreen no matter what!  Always look for a sunscreen that delivers full spectrum protection form UVA and UVB rays.