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.

Things You'll Need

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.

References and Resources

Clean & Clear treatment