When pimples and blackheads made high school miserable, how many times did you hear:
- “Stop worrying … you’ll grow out of it”
- “Stop worrying … only teenagers get pimples and blackheads”
- “Stop worrying … wait a few years and your skin will be beautiful again. You’ll see.”
So here you are, a few years (or more) later and you’re still worrying about acne!
Acne-sufferers are no strangers to the pharmacy. But for those looking for an effective over-the-counter product, finding the right one can often be an endless case of trial and error. You’re not alone. Nearly half of adults have used 3 to 7 different acne treatments and still 81% say they’ve never found an effective treatment. It’s either too expensive, too drying, or too irritating. And the irritation goes beyond skin-deep.
Many of us use one or more prescription medications on a daily basis. But the road to getting that prescription in hand is often long and arduous. First there’s the doctor’s visit, then dropping off the prescription at the pharmacy, and then waiting to pick it up. For non-vital prescriptions, extra visits to the pharmacy become an inconvenience. That’s why some people choose over-the-counter medications when they can, because there’s no waiting or calling in—all they have to do is just pick up and go.
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Getting your teen ready to head back to school can be a stressful time. From buying the right school supplies and wardrobe staples to getting back into a routine after months of summertime fun, your teen might seem hesitant to get back to the grind. But there could be something more behind her back-to-school jitters. The culprit? Acne.