Best Acne Treatment for Clearing Your Skin

The best acne treatment is a healthy lifestyle. It's a combination of all the different versions of the best acne cure you've been hearing and reading about for years. Everyone wants a quick, easy solution to their problems. I want to wipe something on my face and have my acne vanish, my mom wants to take a pill and lose thirty pounds, my brother wants to get rich quick. But that's just not how life works.

Most problems have multipart solutions. Acne solutions are no different. Sure, for some lucky people, one specific product or form of acne skin care will work wonders. But for most of us, solving our acne issues is something that takes time and commitment.

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Getting Rid of Scalp Acne

Scalp acne is an incredibly annoying problem. In some ways, it's better than facial acne since it's harder to see and more easily disguised. On the other hand, though, it's painful, embarrassing, and feels gross. Then there's simple tasks like brushing your hair, which become incredibly painful when you have scalp pimples.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to both treat and prevent acne on scalp lines and under your hair. Read on for some advice on dealing with scalp acne.

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Emergency Acne Tips and Cures

It's your wedding... or your graduation day... or your high school reunion, and you have a bad case of emergency acne. It's not uncommon, especially since the added stress of a big event often causes changes in your skin, which can bring on the dreaded zits. But if all eyes are on you, acne spells bad news.

Never fear... here are some emergency acne solutions that help you get through this temporary situation.

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Summer Acne Tips -- Fighting The Summer Breakout

Even as an adult, I struggle with summer acne. And when I was a teenager, the summer months were a living nightmare for me. No matter what I did, I couldn't keep my skin from shining like a beacon and glowing like a tomato.

The skin care that helps you fight acne all winter long may not work when summer comes around. Not only is the warm weather going to make you sweat more, you're probably smearing sunscreen and bug spray and all sorts of other lovely things on your face. It's a tough thing when you're down to a choice between extreme sunburns and severe acne.

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What You Need to Know About Acne Laser Treatments

The newest innovation in the battle against zits: acne laser treatments. It sounds kind of far-fetched and science fiction-y, but when you consider that we have laser eye surgery, laser skin procedures stop sounding quite so strange.

But what is acne laser treatment, is it safe, and how do you know if it's right for you? Here are all the details you need before you turn a laser loose on your skin.

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Finding the Best Acne Treatment for You

We all want the best acne treatment. For some of us, that means literally spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on acne cream, soap, and other products, all of which promise an acne cure. People could easily remortgage their homes just to afford the latest acne miracle!

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Are You Making Your Acne Worse by Doing These 12 Things?

There are many causes of acne and unfortunately, it tends to be hereditary. Parents that had acne problems when younger tend to have children that have acne problems too. Even though acne is hereditary to a large extent, there are still some things that make it worse. If you're having trouble controlling your acne, check this list of 12 things and see if you're causing some of your breakouts.

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Get All the Facts About Acne and Oily Skin Care Treatment

If you thought acne and oily skin was something you suffered through only during your teenage years, think again. There are many different reasons for acne and many of these continue to affect you throughout your lifetime. Changes in hormones, pregnancy, and stress can cause acne breakouts and leave you with embarrassing skin at any time. If you have acne and oily skin, here are the top 5 acne treatments to help you control it.

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Get Rid of Your Acne with Customized Treatments

Why do most acne products fail? Probably because they are one-size-fits-all. Your skin is different from your friends or family members. Your acne is different from your friends and family members. Your sister or best friend may have mild acne with just a few pimples each month while you might suffer from extreme acne breakouts that disrupt your personal life and cause you a great amount of embarrassment.

With all these differences, how can you expect a one-size-fits-all acne product to clear your acne? The answer is you can't. That's where this acne product comes in. Customized just for you, this product gets to the heart of the problem and clears up your acne.

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Can Exfoliators Improve Your Acne?

To win the war against acne, you have to attack it on many fronts. One new weapon you might want to add to your arsenal is exfoliators. Learn the difference between exfoliates and how to choose the right one to help prevent future breakouts.

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Are Facial Steams the Right Acne Treatment for You?

Many acne sufferers turn to facial steams when their acne flares up. When the pain of inflammation or the dry, burning, and itching skin won't quit, acne sufferers say they get relief from the steam. But, is this really an effective acne treatment and can it actually do more harm than good?

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Homemade Acne Treatments that Save Time and Money

Acne treatments can be expensive. If you're tired of taking expensive trips to the dermatologist and tired of spending money on even more expensive medicine with possible side effects, try making your own acne products yourself.

Homemade acne treatments are easy to make and use. Many items you already have at home. Making your own natural acne products saves you money, saves you the time that it takes to go to doctor appointments, and has no side effects.

Here are a few recipes to get you started.

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Are You Getting the Right Treatment for Your Severe Acne?

There's acne and then there's acne. If you're one of the many people who suffer from severe acne, you need to be aware of which type you have. Without this information, your acne treatments may be ineffective or doing more harm than good. Discover the four types of severe acne, get the right treatment, and have beautiful, clear skin once more.

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Helpful Tips for Acne Sufferers with Dry Skin

When you have acne, skin care is especially important. To fight acne, the products you use can be very hard on your skin, drying and cracking it. The only thing worse than acne is to have cracked, dry, red skin to go with it. To avoid this, try these helpful tips.

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3 Quick and Easy Tips to Get Rid of Adult Acne in 30 Days or Less

Let's face it. Adult acne is embarrassing. You're all grown up. You live an adult life. You have an adult job. You make adult decisions. And yet, when you look in the mirror and see your complexion with zits, bumps, and scars, you're embarrassed. You feel like an awkward teenager once again.

It's time to get rid of these problems and the feelings that go along with it them. Let's look at 3 quick and easy tips to give you the clear, smooth complexion you've always dreamed about.

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Acne Toner -- Worth the Trouble?

New products designed to cure or improve acne appear on the scene every other day -- or so it sometimes seems. One product touted as beneficial for acne treatment is toner. If you are unfamiliar with skin toner and are confused about using it, keep reading to see if it's the product for you.

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Treat Your Acne Naturally, With Homemade Acne Facial Masks

Easy and Affordable Homemade Acne Facial Masks

Over the counter acne treatments can be expensive and make your sensitive skin even more sensitive. If you're looking for a way to treat your acne naturally at home, consider making your own acne facial masks. All of the ingredients that you need are probably already in your kitchen!

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Which Anti-Acne Ingredients Really Work?

The Anti-Acne Ingredients You Can Trust

Go to your local drug store and you'll see shelves lined with acne products, many containing different anti-acne ingredients. How do you know which ones work and which don't? I've got the answers. Here's a list of the anti-acne ingredients you can trust, and why.

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Acne Relief Thanks to Aveda

How Aveda Helped My Acne Breakout

I had to go in for a facial waxing the other week (don't ask) and to my utter horror it caused an acne breakout like I hadn't seen in years. I ran back to the spa begging for help and they introduced me to Aveda acne products. Let me tell you how much I fell in love with this acne skin care line.

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Are All Spa Facials Created Equal?

What You Need to Know About Spa Facials and Acne

If you have acne you've probably heard that a spa facial can benefit your complexion. Unfortunately, that's where most advice ends. Not all spa facials are created equal and some can actually make acne worse instead of better. If you have acne and have been thinking about facial services, there are some things you need to keep in mind.

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3 Things Acne Suffers Should Never Put on Their Face

Three Acne Triggers to Avoid

When it comes to acne, there are certain things you absolutely must keep away from your skin. While it's true that all acne is different, these three things can trigger an acne breakout in almost any acne sufferer. Wondering what they are? Here's the dirt...

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Does Washing Your Face Prevent Acne?

What Acne Sufferers Need To Know About Face Washing

It used to be that people thought acne indicated a lack of hygiene. Then word spread that frequent face washing could actually aggravate acne and that hygiene had little to do with it. Now the importance of proper facial care is coming to the forefront of the acne battle again, which has many acne sufferers confused. What's the truth about face washing and acne? Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Which Products Should Acne Suffers Just Toss?

Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet for Acne

If you have acne, there are definitely some products you won’t want in your medicine cabinet. While there are no hard and fast rules that apply to everyone who has acne, there are some products that have consistently been problematic for individuals who have the condition. If you want to avoid possible problem products, read on...

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Heal Your Acne by Using an Old Classic with a Unique Twist

How Witch Hazel Can Help Your Acne

Witch hazel has long been a staple skincare item. It actually comes from a plant, and due to the popularity of this product as a skin toner, there are several unique varieties of witch hazel to choose from. Here's some info that might intrigue you...

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Sometimes the Best Acne Products Don't Have Acne Labels

Facial Products that Can Improve Acne

When it comes to acne, it’s not always necessary to use products specifically intended for acne conditions. Today, we’re talking toners. We’ll give you our top two picks for the best, undiscovered facial toners that don’t even have the word acne anywhere on the label. I guarantee you’ve probably passed over some excellent facial toners simply because they aren’t targeted towards consumers with acne.

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Acne Products that Won’t Clog Pores

Three Basic Recommendations for Acne Products

Trying to sift through the shelves of acne products available at your local drug store can be time consuming. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with just the sheer number of acne products available, never mind actually stopping to read each label with acne terms that sometimes look like a foreign language. Below we’ll give you our top three recommendations for cleansing products. With these cleansers, it’s back to the basics.

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What Does Dermatologist Tested Mean When It Comes to Acne Products?

Can a Product with This Label Really Prevent Acne?

I think I’ve reached a new limit today. If I hear a salesperson say the words “dermatologist tested” one more time, I just might vomit. If you suffer from acne, you’ll likely be confused by the numerous terms you hear. Today we’ll discuss the phrase “dermatologist tested” and find out if this is something you need to be concerned with or is just another “smoke and mirrors” technique.

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Acne Mask on the Night Shift

Should You Wear an Acne Mask While You Sleep?

Acne masks can be great when used according to the directions, but what about taking it a step further and using acne masks according to your own directions? Well, that’s exactly what countless acne sufferers have done. Here are some suggestions for using acne masks -- suggestions that most dermatologists don’t tell you about.

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Proactiv vs. AcneFree

Which Acne Product is Better?

By now you’ve probably seen the advertisements in your Sunday newspaper urging you to switch from using Proactiv to AcneFree Clear Skin Treatments. If you’ve never tried either, you probably don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, we're here to help you out. We’ve tried both, and we're delivering the results of our informal "study".

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Top 4 Acne Cleansing Pads

Acne Cleansing Pads That Really Work

When it comes to acne-prone skin, the simple task of washing your face can't even be done without foresight into which products you should use. Fortunately, acne cleansing pads don't just work well, but they make the job easier too. The question is, which acne cleansing pads really work? I have the answer. Here are the top 4 acne cleansing pads that I've had first-hand experience with.

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Top 5 Acne Products We Haven't Mentioned Before

Hot Acne Products You Have to Try

Those of you who know us know we do our best to keep you updated on all of your acne treatment options. However, we realized there are a few out there that we've never mentioned before that have worked for many an acne sufferer. If you still haven't found that "it" acne product you've been looking for, trying one of these might help.

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Are Cleansing Pads Good for Acne?

What Acne Sufferers Need to Know About Cleansing Pads

Cleansing pads are definitely a convenient way to wipe away dirt and makeup at the end of the day, but are cleansing pads good for acne-prone skin? If you have acne and you use (or have thought about using) cleansing pads like Clearasil and Oxy, there are some things you need to know.

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The Truth About Olive Oil and Acne

Can Acne Sufferers Really Benefit from Olive Oil?

A few months ago I received a catalog promoting the benefits of olive oil skin products. The writing was compelling and insisted that even acne sufferers could cleanse their skin with olive oil and reduce their acne breakouts. The question was, could olive oil really cleanse acne-prone skin without causing breakouts, or was this just a really good sales pitch for modern-day acne snake oil?

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Is Mineral Makeup Good For Acne?

Acne Sufferers May Benefit From Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup is all the rage and, supposedly, it's natural enough to sleep in. But as acne sufferers know, makeup isn't always good for an acne-prone complexion, no matter how light or natural it may be. After all, many makeup products claim to be okay for acne-prone skin, yet cause breakouts when using them. Mineral makeup, however, may prove to be the exception to the rule.

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Top 3 Acne Concealers of All Time

The Best Acne Concealers on the Market

Anyone who suffers from acne knows just how important a good acne concealer can be. After all, fighting acne isn't an overnight process and covering the pimples that do exist is often priority number one. It's not a matter of vanity, it's simply a matter of self esteem. Unfortunately, finding an acne concealer that truly covers acne well isn't always easy. That's why we're listing the top 3 acne concealers on the market.

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Is Your Acne About To Get Worse?

How The Changing Season Will Affect Your Acne

Summer is almost over and the season will soon be changing. How, exactly, is this going to affect your acne? If you think the change from summer to fall has no bearing on your acne whatsoever, you may want to think twice. Here are some tips to help ensure that your acne won't be taking a turn for the worse as the seasons change.

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Tea Tree Oil: Acne's Worst Nightmare

Have You Tried Tea Tree Oil To Treat Your Acne?

Tea tree oil sounds like a delicious concoction, doesn't it? The fact of the matter is, tea tree oil isn't something you eat or drink or splash on a salad, it's actually a powerful topical acne treatment. If you haven't used tea tree oil to spot treat your acne, you don't know what you're missing.

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What You Need To Know About Pimple Popping Tools

Are Pimple Popping Tools Really a Good Idea?

There are tons of products on the market to help acne sufferers alleviate their symptoms, but did you know that you could actually buy pimple popping tools? It sounds counter-intuitive doesn't it? After all, everyone's always telling you it's a really bad idea to pop your pimples, so why bother making a tool for that exact purpose? The facts may surprise you.

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Acne Facial Masks and Scrubs Explained

Which Facial Mask and/or Scrub is Right for Your Acne?

If you suffer from acne, there is a very good chance that you are overwhelmed with the wide variety of facial masks available. There are so many choices, and it can be hard to pick the right facial mask for you. Never fear… We’ll help you understand which facial masks are good for your acne and which aren’t.

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Think Before You Put Those Skin Care Products On Your Face

Not All Skin Care Products Are Good For Your Face

Any product that can be used on your face or body falls into the category of skin care products. Unfortunately, many people assume all skin care products are okay for the face. This couldn't be further from the truth. If you want to make sure you're not putting the wrong skin care products on your face, you need to read this...

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Skin Care, Acne, and the Natural Approach

Discover How Acne Can Be Alleviated With Natural Skin Care

When it comes to natural skin care, acne is one area that can certainly be addressed naturally. The phrase natural skin care is, unfortunately, sometimes misinterpreted by consumers and misrepresented by skin care companies who are more interested with the unique marketing angle it can provide them. When it comes to natural skin care, acne can be treated successfully with less possible negative side effects.

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The Best Acne Skin Care Advice

Can Treating Acne Naturally Be the Best Acne Skin Care Approach You Can Find?

The best acne skin care that I could recommend is natural skin care. Many acne sufferers tend to rely on conventional treatments because that is what their doctors recommend, but there are many time-tested things you can do to get the best acne skin care possible at home.

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Searching For a Sensitive Skin Care Product?

Is a Sensitive Skin Care Product Necessary for Every Acne Sufferer?

Many individuals suffer from acne and wonder if they should try a sensitive skin care product. Some individuals who have skin conditions such as acne also have sensitive skin, but does everyone with acne need a sensitive skin care product?

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Acne Skin Care Blemish Medication Treatment Can Treat Acne

Don’t Overlook an Acne Skin Care Blemish Medication Treatment

Whether or not an acne skin-care blemish medication treatment is your choice of treatment for your acne is entirely up to you. I completely recognize the need to consult a dermatologist if you are suffering from acne and get their expert opinion, but any time you are prescribed medication, you should inform yourself of any side effects and make the decision that you are most comfortable with. Acne skin-care blemish medication treatment can be an effective way to treat your acne, but it isn’t for everyone.

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Acne Rosacea Skin Care Basics

How Does Acne Rosacea Skin Care Differ from Acne Vulgaris Skin Care?

Acne rosacea skin care is very different from the skin care you would follow if you have acne vulgaris. For this reason, it is very important for you see a dermatologist if you suffer from acne at all. You want to be sure that you have acne vulgaris which is probably the more “standard” type of acne that most teens and some adults get. If you, in fact, don’t have acne vulgaris but have acne rosacea, your treatment approach is going to be very different. Don’t let the common word acne lead you to confuse these two skin conditions.

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With Skincare, Moisturizer Cream is Always Important

Are You Forgetting The Most Important Element of Your Skincare Routine?

When it comes to skincare, moisturizer cream is a necessary component. Many individuals who suffer from acne mistakenly believe they don’t need to moisturize. No matter what, when it comes to skincare, moisturizer cream should be a concern.

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Cleansing Skin Care for Acne Sufferers

What You Need to Know about Cleansing Skin Care

Cleansing skin care is a very important consideration for acne sufferers. If you use the wrong product, the results can be from anything less than spectacular to disastrous. Learn more about cleansing skin care for acne sufferers below.

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ABCs of Acne Skin Care

How Acne Skin Care is Different From Regular Skin Care

Acne skin care is very different than routine skin care. When you don’t have acne, you can pretty much use any product you want to cleanse and moisturize your skin. Not so for acne sufferers. Acne skin care requires careful consideration of the products that you use.

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Natural Skin Care Defined

What Does the Phrase “Natural Skin Care” Really Mean?

If you’re interested in the latest and best skin care treatments, you may have come across the term “natural skin care.” The term can be confusing, and you are probably wondering what exactly natural skin care is. We’re here to shed some light on the matter.

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Are Facial Scrubs Good For Acne?

Why Acne Sufferers Should Avoid Certain Products -- Including Facial Scrubs

If you suffer from acne, there are definitely some products you will want to avoid and facial scrubs are one of those products. I realize that may be frustrating if you really want to try anything and everything you come across in hopes it will get rid of unsightly acne blemishes. However, if you use an inappropriate product, it can result in an acne explosion. Unfortunately, the reality is that when you suffer from acne, there are just some products you can’t use.

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Treating Acne with Two Different Acne Products

Can You Use Different Acne Products at the Same Time?

If you suffer from acne, you might be confused by the myriad of products on the market intended to treat the condition. You might also be wondering if you can mix-and-match products that are manufactured by different companies. Luckily, we have the answers…

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What in the World is Acidophilus?

Acidophilus: A Commonly- Overlooked Acne Treatment

When you suffer from acne you have a certain willingness to try any proposed miracle cure in the hopes that it will work. It is important to externally address your acne and use specially-formulated products that are intended to improve acne, but addressing your acne internally is also a very powerful way to improve your acne. That’s where acidophilus can help.

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Acne Facial Wash: What Acne Eliminating Ingredients Should You Look For?

What Are the Best Ingredients to Treat Acne?

If you suffer from acne, you might be overwhelmed by the abundance of facial products that are on the market. Reading labels can be confusing, especially considering the words are big and the font is small. When you shop for acne facial products, there are a few key ingredients that you should look for. If you want to know what they are and how to recognize them, read on…

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Acne and Exfoliation

How Much Exfoliation is Too Much for Acne Sufferers?

Acne sufferers usually know that exfoliating their skin is a very important part of their skin care ritual. What they often fail to realize is that exfoliating too much can irritate their skin and actually make acne worse. If you don’t want to exfoliate yourself to the point of an acne explosion, you’d better read this.

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How Does Your Acne Respond to Skincare Changes?

Why Frequent Changes to Your Skin Care Regimen Will Actually Worsen Your Acne

If you’ve suffer from acne for an extended period of time, you’ve probably tried a dozen or more treatments in the hopes of finding something that will cure it. There are a wide variety of products on the market intended to reduce or eliminate acne. Finding the products that will help your acne can be a lengthy process, but changing products too often may not bring you the results you’ve been hoping for.

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Have Acne? Be Careful What You Wash With!

Using the Wrong Products Can Make Your Acne Worse

If you have acne-prone skin, you have might not be aware of how your daily routine can be contributing to your acne condition. Acne can be a cause for embarrassment, and some of the products people use to wash their faces actually make acne worse. If you want to get rid of your acne, you might find the following tips useful.

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Can Olive Oil Help Clear Acne?

The Truth About Olive Oil

If you’re one of the many people who have heard that washing your face with olive oil can help clear your acne, you’re not alone. I constantly have people asking me if this was true. I decided to put it to the test with a few brave friends. Oh, what we go through to get the truth for you…

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Should You Scrub Your Acne Away?

Scrubbing Your Acne Really Isn’t The Answer

I’ll never forget the day a friend of mine experienced his first acne breakout. For some odd reason, he thought he’d be able to just scrub the acne away. I guess he was hoping if he cleaned his face enough, the acne would just disappear. Unfortunately, his acne got worse and I’m pretty sure I know why.

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Is Makeup Making Your Acne Worse?

What You Need To Know About Makeup

If you’re a female with acne, you want to wear makeup to cover your blemishes up. However, some people insist that makeup will only make your acne worse so going bare is the only way to clear up your skin. Does makeup really make acne worse, or is it just another acne myth?

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Is Pimple Popping Okay?

What You Need To Know About Pimple Popping

They irritate the heck out of you -- those nasty little pimples that seem to violate your complexion every chance they get. It’s all too tempting to pop the vile little buggers. Unfortunately, as tempting as it may be, pimple popping is NOT a good idea.

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Moisturizer and Acne

Why You Need Moisturizer To Fight Acne

Yesterday Nick told you why drying out your skin wasn’t an effective way of fighting your acne. He also touched on the fact that moisturizer isn’t harmful to your complexion and that you might actually need it to help keep your skin clear. He was right.

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How Dry Skin Affects Acne

Why Drying Out Your Skin Isn’t An Effective Acne Treatment

Many people assume that because acne is caused by excess oil, the way to stop it is to dry out the skin. After all, if there’s no oil there to cause an acne breakout, the acne problem will just go away, right? Wrong! This is one of the most harmful acne myths out there. Drying out your skin won’t only NOT get rid of your acne, it can actually make it worse.

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