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Hi. This is World67's article and I am responding to 22kool4u's article "Acne". She said that you can prevent pimples by washing your face with soap, but actually soap does not prevent pimples. It, as the editor said, can make it worse.  Soap can leave a pore clogging residue and as you get older, your skin won't look as good as if you took care of it properly. So I hope I can tell you a different way of cleaning your face than soap. There are three easy steps to getting great skin, along with some other advice I will give you.

1. Cleanse your skin -- you should get the right cleanser, according to your skin type

2. Tone -- this helps clean the dirt and pore clogging things that your cleanser may have missed, but this isn't a must to use

3. Moisturize -- this prevents your skin from being dry and can even out your skin.

How to tell what your skin type is:

Oily skin: By the end of the day, you are oily in the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and your cheeks can be dry. You would need oil-free lotion and cleanser and it would be better to have lotion and a cleanser that is non-comedogenic, so it won't clog pores, and non-acnegenic.

Dry skin: You tend to get flakey skin and it can sometimes get irritated easily. You would need products that have oil in them, but you can also use oil-free. There are certain cleansers for dry skin that you can use.

Sensitive skin: Your skin can get irritated easily and can be dry or oily. There are special cleansers and moisturizers that a person can use. It would be best to wear a lotion with an SPF of at least 15.

Normal skin: Your skin is usually the same in all parts of the face, but can be oilier in the t-zone and dryer in the cheeks. Can use all skin products available.

I hope that this helped. Remember, you will still get zits because it just happens, so make sure you don't pick them and cause scars and blemishes! Thanks for reading my article, and see ya later!



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