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Laser treatment for acne: What you should know
With all the hype, it may seem that lasers and other light therapies are light-years ahead of other acne treatments. Thatís not necessarily true. At least, itís not true today. The following tells you what you can expect from this type of acne treatment. (more...)

Is it okay to get a spray-on tan while being treated for acne?
If you like the look of a tan, dermatologists recommend using a self-tanning product. Here are some tips to help you choose a self-tanning product: (more...)

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Tanning Beds Risky Acne Treatment
Trying to clear your acne by getting a tan may not be as safe as you think. The latest research shows that people who use tanning beds and sunlamps before 35 years of age increase their risk of getting melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, by 75%. (more...)

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Vigorous washing and scrubbing can irritate your skin and make acne worse.  Dermatologists recommend gently washing the affected areas twice a day with mild soap and warm water.

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