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How can I heal cuts made from picking acne fast?

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In brief: Leave them alone

Simple avoidance of further picking will allow excoriations to do what they are trying to do: heal.
Although i will admit that stopping the practice is not easy. I tell patients to apply plain vaseline when you feel the urge to pick. That way you are still doing something, just not something traumatic to the skin.

In brief: Leave them alone

Simple avoidance of further picking will allow excoriations to do what they are trying to do: heal.
Although i will admit that stopping the practice is not easy. I tell patients to apply plain vaseline when you feel the urge to pick. That way you are still doing something, just not something traumatic to the skin.
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