According to WebMD, people with healthy skin can treat and prevent acne by using a mild cleaner twice a day and cleaning the skin gently rather than scrubbing. Using oil-free cosmetics and moisturizers is also recommended.
Soap can dry and irritate skin and can lead to breakouts. Use a facial cleanser that contains acne fighting ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide. WebMD also recommends choosing non-comedogenic and oil-free makeup and skin care products, which do not contain ingredients that clog pores. To prevent breakouts, gently clean skin instead of abrasive scrubbing. Excess scrubbing promotes oil production, which can lead to acne breakouts.