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I Asked Skin Care Apps to Fix My Face

New tech promises to diagnose your skin problems with selfies and AI

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II have a huge pimple on my cheek when I try Olay’s skin analysis app, Skin Advisor. The app directs me to take a selfie and answer a few questions, like what worries me most about my skin — wrinkles or acne, for example — and what kinds of products I use on a daily basis.