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  1. Teen Acne: Is Food to Blame?

    You may have heard that certain foods you eat affect your appearance. But it's not that simple. Experts are still looking for proven connections between the foods you eat and the pimples that later pop up. But one thing they do know: "Poor nutrition may make acne-prone teens even more susceptible to

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  2. Teen Acne Solutions

    If your fight against acne has just begun, you should know what your options are and when to talk to a dermatologist for more help. You could start with benzoyl peroxide. "It works beautifully," says Latanya Benjamin, MD, a dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.

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  3. 8 Ways You May Be Making Your Acne Worse

    You may think you're doing everything you can to treat your acne, but little mistakes could add up to make it worse. Here are eight of them to avoid. Think about it: Your face produces oil and sweat, which gets onto your cell phone when you're on a call. If you don't clean that off, during your next

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  4. Before You Pop a Pimple

    When you're staring in the mirror and a pimple is staring right back at you, you're going to get the urge. You want to squeeze it. You really want to squeeze it. Especially since pimples show up at the worst times. Although there is never a really good time to get a zit, they always seem to make the

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  5. 9 Skin Care Tips for Rosacea

    When you have rosacea, you need to take special care of your skin. People with rosacea have skin that is easily irritated by cleansers, creams, and makeup. Using the right products can help keep you looking and feeling your best. Try these nine helpful skin-care tips. Each person with rosacea has di

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  6. Hair Loss: Tips for Coloring

    Ready to hit the bottle? With a few precautions, coloring thinning hair can be safe -- and may even protect the hair shaft from breaking. There's a myth that permanent hair-color is damaging, but that's only true if you bleach your hair or if you use the color incorrectly.  Meanwhile, semi-permanent

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  7. Product Picks for Thinning Hair

    Losing your hair can play with your emotions, but finding the right products can help you look your best and restore your confidence. Here’s what to look for: Shampoos: Don’t be afraid of losing hair every time you wash. Check a salon or cosmetic store for products designed to strengthen the hair sh

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  8. Thinning Hair: Can Medications Help?

    Many things can cause women to lose more hair than normal: genetics, illness, stress, and even what you eat. The first step is to work with your doctor to find out what's causing the problem. There may be treatments that can help restore your locks. Pros: Minoxidil (Rogaine, Ronoxidil) can stop hair

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  9. Hidden Causes of Hair Loss

    One of the most challenging things about hair loss is figuring out why it’s happening. The list of causes ranges from genetics to medication to lifestyle. While it can be hard to pinpoint the cause right away, knowing the possibilities can help you figure it out. Most of us can blame Mom and Dad for

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  10. Natural Ways to Strengthen Hair

    If you search online for "natural hair loss treatments," a long list of tonics, creams, and supplements appears. But do they work? Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist for Permanente Medical Group in Vallejo, Calif., spends a lot of time steering patients away from products recommended by their fri

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