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    HELP!!! Skin problem! Advice needed
    greeen27 posted:
    My skin has always been ok except the part where zits keep popping up in the same places right after the old ones dries out. I started drinking loads of water and changed my pillow case once a week and the problem disappeared. However recently the evil zits are back and I have done everything I can think of to get rid of them! I switched to a face watch for acne prone skin (with the hypo acid) and tried to keep everything simple. But now my skin is just BAD! Zits won't stop popping out (I'm 21 btw) so please please any recommendations to help with the scaring and to reduce the frequency of the zits or any theories on why this happens?

    Secondly: how do I get rid of blackheads? Any secret trick to saying sayonara to these unsightly blackheads? Thanks in advance!!
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi greeen27,

    Acne that won't go away or keeps coming back can definitely be frustrating. Here are some common causes of acne. You might also be interested in this slideshow that answers some of the most common questions about adult acne and includes information on blackheads, different types of acne, and acne prevention. This slideshow offers some tips for clear skin that you might try -- not over-washing your face, using oil-free face wash, keeping your hands and hair away from your face, and other tips are included. Finally, this article (it's geared toward women but can work for men as well) discusses some treatment options, including microdermabrasion to reduce acne scarring.

    You might also want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist if your scarring is bad, if your acne doesn't clear in 6-8 weeks, or if it's effecting your social life or self esteem. There are prescription medications or different procedures that your dermatologist may suggest to get rid of persistent or severe acne. There may also be an underlying cause for your acne that once taken care of will help it clear up -- a dermatologist or your doctor may be able to help with this diagnosis.

    Best wishes,
    mariajohnson responded:
    Hi, try applying rose water on your skin. Rose water is safe, natural and does not cause any harm or side effect to your skin.

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