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How should I treat acne papules?

Small pink and red bumps are called papules because they are round, raised bumps. Although they have become inflamed, they don’t form whiteheads.

To break them up, the best solution here is to see a dermatologist for a retinoid product, which will unclog pores by removing dead skin cells. It also helps dry up excess oils and reduces acne-causing bacteria. You’d start using a retinoid twice a week and gradually increase to every night.

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

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