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  1. Expert Q and A: Avoiding the Angst of Acne at Any Age

    An estimated 40 million to 50 million Americans are affected by some form of acne, and not just teenagers. Although up to 80% of people aged 11 to 30 say they've been affected, it turns out that many of us, particularly women, have acne in our late 30s and even into our 50s, says Jenny J. Kim, MD, P

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  2. Can You Treat Acne With an iPhone App?

    Feb. 12, 2010 -- iPhone users love their apps, so it's no surprise that AcneApp, a light-based therapy, is drawing interest from the blemish-prone who like the concept of zapping zits while talking to friends. It's supposed to work like this: Download the application and hold the phone to the skin s

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  3. Adult Acne Is Treatable

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and declared, “I should not have wrinkles and pimples on the same face!” If so, you’re not alone. Acne: it isn’t just for teenagers. In fact, many people are plagued by adult acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. According to a survey done by dermatologists at th

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  4. 10 Myths and Facts About Adult Acne

    If you lived with acne as a teenager, you probably heard all sorts of advice about why you developed acne and what you should do about it. “You eat too many potato chips!” “You don’t wash your face enough!” “Cut down on the chocolate!” The fact is that most of what you thought you knew about acne as

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  5. You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Aging Skin and Acne

    Kelley Ellis, a structural engineer in Sugar Land, Texas, wanted suggestions for an easy skin care regimen that battles aging skin and breakouts. Read on to learn what Mary Ruth Buchness, MD (a medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologist in New York City) and Laurie Polis, MD (director of Dermatol

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  6. Conquer Complexion Imperfections

    By Beth Janes Looking younger may hinge less on a lineless complexion and more on a clear one: Research shows that uneven skin tone can add about a decade to your perceived age. So while you've been heaping attention — and night creams — on wrinkles to turn back the clock, other factors like age spo

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  7. Out, Spot!

    She’s got the job and the wardrobe. Now if there were something she could do about those zits.... Ariel Levy takes aim at acne with a costly new treatment.

  8. The Clear-Skin Makeover

    By Jenny Bailly Fighting pimples and wrinkles? Here’s how to give your old routine a grown-up overhaul for radiant results. Like high school pop quizzes and awkward prom dates, pimples are supposed to be distant bad memories. If only. But these days, even moms of teens are battling blemishes — and w

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  9. Acne Treatments: Old vs. New

    From occasional breakouts in the teenage years to chronic, ongoing battles that last clear into adulthood, acne is one of the most common -- if not the most frustrating -- of all skin conditions. And while there have always been a variety of treatment options available, more recently some have been

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  10. Acne ... Again?

    It's not fair. Just when you've successfully navigated the ravages of adolescence on your skin, you wake up and find acne . What can you do? As most dermatologists will tell you, "bad" skin isn't just for teens. The good news is that new treatments are now available to help fight adult acne. The acn

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