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    1. Guide to Treating Acne Scars and Skin Damage

      If you see signs that your acne is leaving a scar on your skin, you don't have to grin and bear it. There are lots of ways to heal your scars and keep new ones from forming. If your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm your skin, says Tina Alster, MD, a Georgetown University profess

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    2. A Guide to Severe Acne Treatment

      You don't have to put up with severe acne and run the risk of getting scars on your face. There are lots of treatments that can bring your breakouts under control. The key is to work with your dermatologist to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs. Isotretinoin is a powerful drug that's use

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    3. When It's More Than Acne

      If you're breaking out long after your teen years are over, you may need to look beyond your skin for the source of the problem. Sometimes acne is a symptom of an underlying hormone condition that can cause far more than facial blemishes. PCOS is a hormone disorder that affects women. Although it's

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    4. 10 Lifestyle Steps to Help Your Acne

      Beating breakouts isn't just about what lotions you put on your skin. You could see your acne improve if you make some simple changes to your daily routine. According to a study in Sleep , the risk of psychological stress increases by 14% for every hour of sleep you lose a night. So what does this h

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    5. 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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    6. 5 Summer Tips for Psoriasis

      The end of a long winter can be good news for people with psoriasis. Warmer weather may mean smoother skin. "Many people report considerable relief of their psoriasis flares in the summer," says Erin Boh, MD, PhD. She's the Chastain chair of the department of dermatology at Tulane University Medical

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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