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How to prevent acne when I spend most time in a filthy environment and what is the best natural cleanser?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Filth doesn't = acne
Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones).
Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Dirt (filth) doesn't cause acne but some chemicals, hormone changes, emotional stress, some medications, or excess skin rubbing can cause it.

In brief: Filth doesn't = acne
Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones).
Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Dirt (filth) doesn't cause acne but some chemicals, hormone changes, emotional stress, some medications, or excess skin rubbing can cause it.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cetaphil
Cetaphil is a non-soap cleanser that can be used often without drying or otherwise harming the skin.
You can use it several times a day if needed. You don't even have to use water if it's not available; just gently wipe it off. Good luck.

In brief: Cetaphil
Cetaphil is a non-soap cleanser that can be used often without drying or otherwise harming the skin.
You can use it several times a day if needed. You don't even have to use water if it's not available; just gently wipe it off. Good luck.
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