Alcohol has a tendency to exasperate already tense situations, so abstaining is usually a good way to go.
Since oily skin can exasperate easily into a full-blown acne problem, you will need a multi-pronged attack for your acne treatment.
exasperate the situation even further, then do not do so!
The sense of injury, no doubt, contributed to exasperate Sarpi's feelings towards the court of Rome.
He became, and could not but become, a persecutor in and out of Spain; and his persecutions not only hardened the obstinacy of the Dutch, and helped to exasperate the English, but they provoked a revolt of the Moriscoes, which impoverished his kingdom.