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How do you get rid of Acne in less than a week?
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An_247186 posted:
I have my school ID picture in exactly one week and I have so much acne (pimples on my cheeks, blackheads and whiteheads around my nose)! I would put makeup on but I feel like if I put makeup on I'm just going to make it worse. How can clear up my face?
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
A week is pretty quick! See if you can get in with a good derm in your area. Alternatively, you can start with a benzoyl peroxide over the counter wash.

I hope your pics are gorgeous!
 
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Anon -

In addition to Dr. Tareen's suggestions check this out -

Teen Acne Solutions

Let us know how the picture turns out.

Elizabeth
- Elizabeth
~Love of beauty is taste. Creation of beauty is art.~
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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wleene1971 responded:
Here is a list of 7 home remedies for acne that are very simple and give good results. Everyone is different, and it may require some experimentation to find best home remedy for you!
 
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anginaberryz responded:
Hey, Try use use home remedy for getting rid of acne. One week is so early. But if you really want permanent solution then consult with your dermatologist.


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