Crystal suffers from adult acne.

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Like 50 million other people, Crystal sufferers from adult acne. It's so bad that on particularly bad days, she says, she has canceled plans with friends and not gone to jobs she applied for.

Crystal's cleaning routine starts with scrubbing off all the makeup she uses to cover her acne. She uses a harsh antibacterial soap. "I hope it kills bacteria that causes pimples," she says. Next, she uses witch hazel to remove the last traces of makeup.

Next, Crystal applies a heavy moisturizer to combat dryness and premature wrinkles. Then, she applies an antibiotic ointment. "I coat each pimple heavily," she says.

But that's not all. Crystal says she also uses a bleaching product every two weeks to clear her skin of brown blotches. "It burns really badly, but it does work," she says.

"I'm embarrassed to say that because I wish I was more secure to just be who I am," she says. "But I just feel like it's probably the most disgusting face in the world."
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FROM: Dr. Oz Reports: The Science of Beauty
Published on November 11, 2008
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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