Breakouts aren’t just annoying; they’re confusing. Sometimes you get a pimple that’s a total non-event – a white head that goes away on its own almost as fast as it came. But then other times, you get a monster of a zit: a painful, pus-filled bump (ick!) that can linger for weeks. What’s the deal? This type of breakout is called inflammatory acne, and as you already know, it’s not pretty. We enlisted the help of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Kazin to give us the 411 on how to identify and address this cranky skin issue.
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About the Author:The daughter of a hairdresser, Krista Bennett DeMaio likes to say she has beauty in her blood. She has well over a decade of beauty editorial experience. The former magazine-editor-turned-freelance writer has covered all things beauty from anti-aging skincare to NYFW runway trends. Her work has appeared in national publications and websites including Women’s Health, Redbook, Shape, Dr. Oz The Good Life, bhg.com, and prevention.com. She lives in Greenlawn, New York with her husband and two interns, er, daughters.
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