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How to Heal Skin After Picking Acne

9 Ways to Remedy an Overpicked Face

How to Heal Skin After Picking Acne
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Most people who are picking at their face are picking at pimples, so it is important to address the "cause" of the picking in the first place. Dr. Woolery-Lloyd recommends using an acne treatment with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help prevent breakouts. "A salicylic acid cleanser or treatment product may be especially helpful because it also acts as a gentle exfoliator to smooth the skin," she says. "For more severe acne, see a dermatologist to get started on a prescription regimen."

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