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The Ultimate Summer Skin Guide

 

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Your Back and Chest

—Use a body wash with (at least) 2% salicylic acid on these areas—it exfoliates skin without causing inflammation, says Mary Lupo, MD, a dermatologist in New Orleans. Try Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash, $20, which has botanicals that simultaneously soothe skin.

—Finish treatment with a benzoyl peroxide gel or cream to kill any remaining bacteria.

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