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How can I get rid of a pimple?

Apply a warm compress on a blemish to loosen the thick oily plug of sebum. Then take two clean cotton swabs, place one on each side of the pimple, and apply gentle, even inward pressure. If something comes out, great; pat the spot dry and put on a treatment, such as your acne product. If not, leave it alone—it’s not ready to budge.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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