8 Myths About Acne and What You Can Do to Treat It!

Acne isn't just for teens -- find out what's fact vs. fiction when it comes to acne breakouts and how to control them (9 Photos)

Jeanine B. Downie on Feb 29, 2012 at 5:29PM

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8 Myths About Acne and What You Can Do to Treat It!

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Myth: It's Just a Phase -- Acne Goes Away Eventually

Fact: Acne can last for years, if not a lifetime. If left alone, without even topical treatments, it can worsen and scar. Acne is treatable and usually begins with mild, over-the-counter topical treatments. If that doesn't work, your dermatologist may prescribe oral and topical medicine. Control it well and breakouts will become scarce.

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