Here's a super important tip: if you want to clear up acne long-term, you have to focus on treating non-inflamed blemishes (AKA: blackheads, bumps, and clogged pores). Sure, red pimples are more obvious, but those non-inflamed blemishes lead to more pimples. Treat them, and it's like treating acne at the source.
Some of the best treatments for non-inflamed blemishes are topical retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. And never underestimate the power of regular extractions (these can be done at your dermatologist's office or at a salon).
If you're ready for some more info on how to treat these types of breakouts, check out this video: What To Know About Non-Inflamed Acne Blemishes. Getting these under control will go a long way in controlling breakouts. They can be stubborn, though, so keep at it and try to be patient.
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