For people of all ages, acne can be a source of anxiety, scars and embarrassment. The development of acne is caused by the overproduction of facial oils, or sebum, which in turn is likely a combination of heredity, hormones, bacteria and other factors. When overproduced, sebum can build up at the base of a hair follicle and lead to the formation of pimples. Fortunately, a number of products on the market help reduce acne. Most of the over-the-counter treatments, including Clean & Clear Toner, have salicylic acid as their active ingredient. This acid helps eliminate excess facial oils.
Wash your face with hot water and soap to open your pores. Use a face wash product to clean the dirt and oils out of your facial pores. You can find face washes at any drug store. They come in many varieties; find the one that fits your needs and budget.
Apply a pea-size amount of Clean & Clear Toner to your hands. Rub the product thoroughly into your face, concentrating on your cheeks, forehead and chin.
Moisturize afterwards. The salicylic acid in most acne products, including Clean & Clear Toner, can cause your skin to dry out. Using a moisturizer will help avoid this unpleasant side effect.
Repeat this process regularly, at least once a day, to help control your acne.