Clean your skin
Use over-the-counter treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, such as Stridex Clear Gel, Clearasil Maximum Strength Acne Treatment, or Oxy Oil-Free Maximum Strength Acne Wash to treat mild acne outbreaks
Use acne-fighting lotions
Lotions that contain niacinamide gel (4%) and tea tree oil (5%) can be helpful
60 to 90 mg a day of this mineral improves some people’s acne
If taking extra zinc, your body will need 1 to 2 mg each day of copper to avoid deficiency of this mineral
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