Preventing Back Acne Scars

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The first trick to preventing back acne scars is catching it right when it happens. That way, you can treat it from the get-go. Topical creams and doctor-prescribed treatments are good supplements, but nothing replaces good old-fashioned TLC:

  • Be gentle with your skin. Popping, and scratching of any kind can push the bacteria and oils deeper into your pores, causing the inflammation that leads to scarring.
  • Be careful not to wash too much or too hard. Washing your skin twice a day with a mild cleanser using only your clean hands is the best option.

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