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could you tell me what happens if you wash your face too much to get rid of acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably nothing: Whoever told you that acne is caused by your face being dirty did you a serious disservice. It's stupid and not true. If topical benzoyl peroxide fails, get with your physician who has remedies that can cure acne regardless of severity.
Answered on Aug 26, 2013

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