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i once had a flawless face but then when i got 2-3 zits i panicked and tried a bunch of things. now it's worse, help please?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Keep it simple: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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