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3. Treating Acne

Well over 80 percent of people between the 12 and 24 experience acne. Research conducted over six months with a group of 120 participants showed that a ten-percent glycolic acid solution in an oil-and-water emulsion, along with scheduled peels, relieved mild to moderate acne. While glycolic acid does not kill, acne bacteria or affect oil production, it can reduce breakouts by clearing pores of built-up dead skin and oil.

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