How to Wean Yourself Off Acne Treatments

5 Things to Know Before Stopping Your Acne Treatment

Here’s how to wean yourself off your go-to zit-zapper without sacrificing a clear complexion


There comes a time in every acne-sufferer’s life where you finally find the miracle solution that clears up your complexion, once and for all. It’s the most glorious day ever, with bells ringing and birds singing and you constantly looking in the mirror and admiring your newly blemish-free skin. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end (don’t worry we’re talking about the treatment, not your good skin). Maybe you just want to stop using the treatment, or have to stop because you’re pregnant. How do you go about weaning yourself off the treatment that finally did the trick—without ending up with a whole new batch of breakouts? We asked derms for their advice on how to stop using five common acne-fighters.

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