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Pimple Treatment at Home

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

I have been trying to get rid of my pimples and my scars or cover them up. But, I just can't seem to get it right. I go to school and want to look nice.


Please help me

Dear Please help me,

Two ways to treat your acne at home is to wash your face gently every day with soap and warm water and to apply a cream or lotion with benzoyl peroxide over the pimples.

Check your drugstore or supermarket for products such as Clearasil, Persa-Gel, Oxy, or the store�s own generic brand which should cost much less. Just be sure that the product contains 10% benzoyl peroxide, which is the maximum strength available without a prescription.

The benzoyl peroxide will dry out the areas where it is applied, and it may take a couple weeks before you see any improvement. If your skin feels too dry, then try a lower strength benzoyl peroxide product.

If your acne does not improve in a couple weeks, then contact your doctor for other treatment methods. Also see your doctor if irritation develops or your acne gets worse.

To cover up your acne after applying the benzoyl peroxide cream, use an oil-free foundation make-up over your face. Dab or pat the makeup over the pimple to blend in.