You’ve probably battled zits in some capacity throughout your life – whether it’s the odd period pimple, or full-blown cystic acne when you were a teenager. But hold your horses if you’ve been dealing with each bump the same way. Dousing your skin with tea tree oil or salicylic acid isn’t the way to go, and the wrong treatment can actually exacerbate the condition.
Dr Teo Wan Lin (@drteowanlin), founder and medical director of TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre, decodes the various types of acne below, and how you can treat and prevent each one accordingly.
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