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7 Steps to Combat Adult Acne7 Steps to Combat Adult Acne

Even though we’re a long way from adolescence, does acne still plague your complexion? Here’s a hassle-free skin care routine to beat blemishes and prevent them.

6 Ways to Care for Skin in College6 Ways to Care for Skin in College

Squeezing in a skincare routine during the demanding years of college isn’t easy. Here are six tips to have healthy skin without spending tons of time.

Teen Acne: Causes and TreatmentsTeen Acne: Causes and Treatments

Teens often experience their fair share of acne flare-ups. Find out why you get them and what works to beat blemishes.

Skincare for Teens: Beyond BlemishesSkincare for Teens: Beyond Blemishes

Attention all parents: For teens, skincare shouldn’t be all about acne. Instead, help your teens focus their skincare efforts on developing a great routine that fosters a healthy complexion for years to come.

Sunscreen and Children: What Every Parent Must KnowSunscreen and Children: What Every Parent Must Know

In gearing up for this summer’s activities, parents start shopping for sunscreen so they can shield their little ones from UV damage. But is applying sunscreen enough?

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Q: What type of acne product can I use if I have sensitive skin?

A: For sensitive skin, look for acne-fighting ingredients (active ingredients like salicylic acid, for instance) in lower concentrations. Also, try treatments specifically formulated for your skin type. If products are still too drying or worsen your acne, see a dermatologist.

Q: What can I do for stubborn acne?

A: On WebMD, dermatologist Robert Polisky, M.D., discusses solutions like monthly salicylic acid peels; Smoothbeam laser therapy for treating acne and scarring; and minimizing stress.

Q: How long should I wait to see if a product improves my acne?

A: According to the Mayo Clinic, it can take four to six weeks to notice results. No improvement after two months? It’s time to see the dermatologist.

Q: Can I just apply sunscreen on my child’s legs, arms and face?

A: To make sure they’re completely protected, apply sunscreen to all areas exposed to the sun, including ears, toes and hairline. Also apply a lip balm with SPF 15 or higher.

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