A walk through a drugstore or an hour in front of the television should convince anyone of the importance that healthy skin holds in terms of self-image and society’s idea of beauty. Perfect skin is, for most people, a distant dream. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 85 percent of Americans will experience acne at some point in their lives, 40 to 50 million people have it at any given time, and Americans spend over $2 billion per year treating and preventing it.

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