Self-care options include over-the-counter acne products to dry excess oil and promote peeling. A gentle cleanser and oil-free moisturizer also may help.
When to seek immediate medical care
Seek emergency help if:
- An over-the-counter skin care product causes faintness, difficulty breathing, tightness of the throat, or swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
When to make a doctor's appointment
Make an appointment to see a doctor if:
- No improvement with self-care steps
Last Updated May 24, 2018