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  1. Healthy Diet, Healthy Skin

    Whenever dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, eats chocolate, she breaks out two days later. Although she admits there is no hard science to explain why, she takes comfort in knowing she’s not alone. More than one-third of people with acne see a connection between what they eat and their blemishes.     “

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  2. Stress and Acne

    It’s finals week and you’re tired, anxious, and stressed out about all those tests, including that daunting organic chemistry exam. Ever notice that your complexion seems to be stressing out right along with you, erupting in more pimples or acne cysts? It’s probably not just your imagination, says L

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  3. Selecting the Right Acne Treatment for You

    Years ago, teenagers with acne were told to cut out the potato chips and given a tube of Clearasil. Today, we know far more about the reasons why some people develop acne and how it can most effectively be treated. All cases of acne are not created equal, and neither are all acne treatments. Althoug

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  4. When It's More Than Acne

    All cases of acne have their roots in hormone production, but some acne is a symptom of an underlying hormonal condition that can cause far more than facial blemishes. If troublesome blemishes are plaguing you long after your teen years are over, it’s possible that they’re telling you to look beyond

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  5. Exercise for Healthy Skin

    It's hardly news that exercise is great for your heart, lungs, and mental outlook. Here's another reason to get moving: Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. "We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But anything that promotes heal

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  6. Medications That Can Cause Acne

    If your doctor has put you on lithium or an anticonvulsant, be aware that an uncommon but possible side effect is acne. Certain drugs, including corticosteroids, lithium, anticonvulsants, barbiturates, androgenic steroids, DHEA, and medications that contain bromides or iodides, can cause true acne o

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  7. When to See Your Doctor About Acne

    Many of us turn to drugstore products to combat breakouts, which is a great first line of defense. However, no two pimples are alike, and a dermatologist is able to provide customized advice and treatment options for acne sufferers. Not sure if your bump in the skin care road warrants a doctor’s app

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  8. A Guide to Treating Mild Acne

    The first signs of mild acne could be the appearance of a few red bumps around your mouth or chin. Perhaps you're going through a stressful period at work or have other demands knocking at your door. This can't be acne, you think. Acne is what teenagers get. There's a lingering myth that acne only a

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  9. 10 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Deal With Acne

    Beating breakouts isn’t all about what we put on our skin. The epidermis, the top layer of skin and the largest organ of the body (covering roughly 3,000 square inches), is also one of the most vulnerable to what we eat and the environment we expose it to. Read on for 10 small lifestyle changes that

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  10. A Guide to Severe Acne Treatment

    Acne, a common skin disease that affects 40 to 50 million Americans, comes in a variety of appearances. It affects mainly teenagers, but it can also begin or persist into your 20s, 30s, and later. Acne's psychological impact can't be ignored -- it is associated with higher rates of anxiety, depressi

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