Wash your skin with a mild cleanser, at least once in the morning and once in the evening and after heavy exercise. Wash your face from under the jaw to the hairline. Some people with acne may try to stop outbreaks and oil production by scrubbing their skin and using strong detergent soaps and rough scrub pads. However, scrubbing will not improve acne; in fact, it can make the problem worse. It is important that you thoroughly rinse your skin after washing. Astringents are not recommended, instead use a clean wash cloth to gently exfoliate the skin and open the pores. Dermatologists also recommend that patients regularly shampoo their hair. Those with oily hair may want to shampoo it every day.