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Acne Overview

Acne may be treated with a combination of remedies including over-the-counter skin care, acne medications, and chemical or laser procedures. Learn safe ways to banish blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne, and get the clear skin you want.

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Adult Acne: Why You Get It, How to Fight It
There are many reasons you can get acne as an adult. Stress or changes in your hormone levels, like menopause or switching or stopping birth control pills, are two possibilities.

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Skin Conditions and Acne

Most people develop acne-- the most common skin condition -- to some degree, but it primarily affects teenagers undergoing hormonal changes.

Acne may be mild (few, occasional pimples), moderate (inflammatory papules), or severe (nodules and cysts). Treatment depends on the severity of the condition.

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