I constantly feel the urge to pick at my face/acne. I think this could be considered a skin-picking disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Do you have any advice on how to stop? It gets in the way of my daily activities and makes me feel bad about myself.

Updated 4 December 2023 under Ask Us.

Great question, and it’s important to know that you are not alone! It can be really hard to not pick your face, especially when there is a pimple or scab. […]

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I have a lot of acne and it makes me feel really insecure. I feel like none of my friends have it as bad as I do. What do I do? Help!

Updated 18 October 2021 under Ask Us.

Great question! Acne can be super frustrating and finding a skin care routine that works best for you can take time. It’s important to remember you are not alone, nearly […]

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I have some significant acne scars on my face and they’re making me self conscious. I heard that topical retinol medicine can make them go away over time. Is it true? How do I make my acne scars go away?

Updated 11 March 2020 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. Many people are concerned about acne, as well as the skin changes left behind. While retinoid creams can help with pimples, they can also help reduce scarring […]

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What natural substance can I use to cure pimples on my face?

Updated 31 July 2019 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question! While most teens (girls and guys) will have some kind of acne breakout during their teen years, it can be upsetting to have pimples. Taking […]

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Should we avoid certain types of food like fats or sweets during our period to prevent break outs?

Updated 3 July 2018 under Ask Us.

Scientific evidence remains inconclusive as to whether or not there is a link between the foods that we eat and acne though there is no proven link so far. The […]

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Both my cheeks are full of pimples and it feels very weird to go outside like that. I use a face wash twice a day and I drink a lot of water and green tea but my skin isn’t clearing. What should I do to clear my face?

Updated 22 June 2018 under Ask Us.

It can be discouraging if you are trying to clear up your acne and not having good results.  You might want to try an over-the-counter acne medicine that contains benzoyl […]

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Why do we get acne on our face, back, and chest?

Updated 15 January 2018 under Ask Us.

Acne is caused by clogged pores (also called hair follicles), which are small openings in the skin through which hair grows. Deep inside each follicle is a hair shaft attached to […]

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I have used treatment for small pimples on my face but they haven’t gone away yet. What kind of creams and soaps should I use so they will disappear?

Updated 6 October 2017 under Ask Us.

It is common to have breakouts during the teen years. There are many over-the-counter medicines (no prescription needed) that fight acne. Products come in soaps, cleansing pads, creams, gels, or lotions. […]

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I just used an acne over the counter cleanser with 5% benzoyl peroxide. After using it for the first time my skin felt a little irritated…

Updated 12 June 2017 under Ask Us.

It’s not uncommon to have mild skin irritation after using a new skin product for the first time. If your skin continues to be irritated or it gets worse, tell […]

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I have a pimple near my vagina. I do not shave my pubic hair and I have never had any type of sexual intercourse. What may be wrong?

Updated 19 April 2017 under Ask Us.

It’s hard to know what has caused the pimple near your vagina. Since you are not sexually active, it is not due to a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Although many […]

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