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Is it true that popping my pimples will make my acne worse? I hate looking at them in the mirror and popping them always feels like the right thing to do.

Acne lesions result from the plugging of the skin’s follicles with bacteria and excess sebum (oil) which causes inflammation and a reaction from the immune system. While popping your pimples might seem like the right thing to do, it is generally discouraged, particularly for cystic lesions (hard, painful acne lesions under the surface of the… Read More

Someone told me that a lemon or toothpaste can cure my acne. Is this true, or just another internet myth?

There are many “home remedies” that are purported to help improve or even “cure” acne; however, for the most part, there is little scientific evidence to show that these treatments are safe and effective. Toothpaste, for example, is reported anecdotally to dry out acne lesions when applied overnight. However, toothpaste includes many ingredients that are… Read More

Will pimple scars on my face ever go away?

Unfortunately scarring is a relatively common and often unpredictable complication of acne, developing in about 1 out of every 5 individuals with the condition. Severity of acne does not necessarily relate to the risk of scarring with acne. Some individuals with mild acne develop scarring, while other individuals with severe acne do not experience this… Read More