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  • Back acne: How to see clearer skin

    To reduce acne flares on your back, dermatologists recommend wearing sweat-wicking (or loose-fitting cotton) clothes when working out. If you have acne on your back, or “bacne” as some people call it, you don’t have to wait for it to clear on its own. Treatment and the right skin care can help

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  • How long can I take an antibiotic to treat my acne?

    You can reduce the amount of time you need to take an antibiotic by using all of the medicine in your treatment plan and gentle skin care. Acne isn’t an infection, but an antibiotic can provide real relief from deep, painful breakouts. Certain antibiotics like doxycycline (dox-ē-cyc-lean) and erythromycin

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  • 10 things to try when acne won't clear

    Popping a pimple: While this may seem like the fastest way to get rid of a blemish, popping often worsens acne. Do you feel you’ve tried just about everything to get rid of your acne but still see blemishes? Don’t despair. To see clearer skin, you probably just need to make some changes. The following

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  • How do I know if I'm using the right sunscreen?

    Using the right sunscreen every day can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States. When shopping for sunscreen, your choices can feel overwhelming. You’ll find lotions, sprays, gels, and creams. With so many different SPFs, it can be hard to tell

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  • Stretch marks: Why they appear and how to get rid of them

    Stretch marks fade with time; however, treatment may make them less noticeable more quickly. What exactly is a stretch mark? A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture.

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  • How to find a skin lightener that won't cause serious health problems

    You can protect your health and your skin by asking your dermatologist to recommend a skin lightener. A skin lightener can fade — or even clear — dark spots and patches on your skin, but some come with serious health risks. If your skin lightener contains mercury, it could be damaging your kidneys

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  • How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s

    Skin care in your 40s and 50s Wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products can help diminish signs of aging. To create a truly effective anti-aging skin care plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits. The benefits of healthy skin care habits include: Prevent

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  • Skin tightening can diminish loose skin

    It’s possible to tighten your skin without a facelift. Do you find yourself gently pulling back skin on your face when you look in the mirror and wishing it would stay there? Does the jiggle in your upper arms bother you? A surgical lift, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, will give you the most

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