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Come On, It's Just Acne
Come On, It's Just Acne

Overwrought at what seemed to me to be a typical smattering of pimples, my teenage daughter had been begging for months to see a dermatologist. But I'd insisted on exhausting all other approaches before going to the expense. After all, I reasoned, how hard could it be to clear up a little acne? So I proceeded to spend a small fortune on over-the-counter products that did little to improve her complexion and even sprang for a facial that left her skin looking even more angry and inflamed. She, meanwhile, tried steaming her face over piping hot pots of water in attempts to control the breakouts and even applied odd home remedies such as toothpaste to her beleaguered skin. When she...

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