• Could a moisturizer help clear your acne?

    When creating an acne treatment plan, dermatologists sometimes include a moisturizer. Acne can cause your skin to feel oily and greasy, so a moisturizer may be the last thing you’d think of trying. A moisturizer, however, may be just what you need if you’re using one of the following acne treatments: Benzoyl

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  • I have acne! Is it okay to wear makeup?

    Need to use acne medication? Want to wear makeup? Apply the acne medication first. Yes, you can wear makeup, but you’ll want to choose it carefully. Some cosmetics can cause acne. When this happens, you develop a type of acne called acne cosmetica. Even women who would not otherwise have acne can

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  • Is that acne or rosacea? How to tell them apart

    Redness and breakouts on your face could mean that you have acne, but not always. A skin condition called rosacea can cause acne-like breakouts and redness. This picture can help you tell the difference between these two common skin conditions. How seeing a dermatologist can help If you think you have

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  • Are your hair care products causing breakouts?

    The oils in hair care products can cause tiny breakouts along your hairline and forehead. Do you have tiny bumps along your hairline, the upper part of your forehead, or both? Have you noticed tiny bumps along the back of your neck? The culprit may be your hair care products. Shampoos, conditioners,

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  • Is your workout causing your acne?

    Prevent acne: To remove sweat during a workout, use a clean towel and gently pat the sweat from your skin. Do you suspect that your workout is causing (or worsening) your acne? You could be right. If your workout is the culprit, you don’t have to stop exercising. You can continue to play sports, take

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  • Is your sports equipment causing your acne?

    Shot-putter: When equipment frequently rubs against your skin, acne can flare. Some sports equipment and clothing provide an ideal environment for acne to thrive. This is so common that there’s a medical term for this type of acne. It’s called acne mechanica. You get this type of acne when sports

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