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By Herbert P. Goodheart

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Its primary focus is on quackery-related information. 16 Part I: Facing Up to Acne Recognizing Impostors and Related Conditions There are several skin conditions that appear to be acne, but that aren’t acne at all. Rosacea and keratosis pilaris closely resemble acne, as does another acne look-alike, pseudofolliculitis barbae — also known as razor bumps. These conditions, among others, are pretenders that sometimes even fool doctors into thinking they’re actually acne. There are many ways to control these acne impostors; in Chapters 18 and 19 I show you how to do it.

More often than not, these items will only dry out and irritate your skin, particularly if you’re already applying a topical anti-acne medication (see Chapters 7 and 9). Washing excessively — more than twice a day — with any soap (regular soaps, acne soaps, antibacterial soaps, soaps with abrasives, or even gentle soaps) has little positive impact on your acne. In fact, if you have acne, your skin may be red and inflamed, and frequent washing only makes it redder. Washing your face with a mild soap just twice a day is the best tactic, regardless of your skin type or acne activity.

They want to sell you expensive over-the-counter acne “cures” that don’t do you any good, or get you to order them after watching testimonial-filled infomercials. The people giving those acne “testimonials” on TV are almost always professional actors reading a script. And even those stories that are “real” generally mean nothing. 9 percent of failures. Even if it’s on TV, on the radio, the Internet, or in magazines, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. The world of acne fighting is filled with snake oils and false promises.

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