I don't have bad acne on my face, just moderate-ish. I have body acne though. Its on my back, and it's sorta bad, and on my chest too. So, what helped you guys? Thanks guys!
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Accutane + Epiduo for me.
The dermatologist is your best bet.
Although if you're talking about over the counter products,you have to learn what works for your skin and what doesn't.
A few things you have to take into consideration are:
If you have whiteheads,blackheads or pustules(cysts) you should use a cleanser with Salicylic Acid
If you have papules you should use a cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide
If you have oily/Acne prone skin use a gel like cleanser
If you have dry/sensitive skin use a creamy cleanser
High end or drugstore brands
Neutrogena,AcneFree,Clean & Clear and Oxy are good drugstore brands
Dermalogica,Clinique,Bliss and Murad are good higher end brands
Depends.Some people are allergic to Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide
Acne on your body:
Use Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash with a back cleanser that has bristles once a day or 2-3x a week:
Then the 2nd time you cleanse or on alternate days use a cleanser with an antibacterial such as Dial or SoftSoap.
For your face:
-Cleanse,tone and moisturize 2x a day.
Your cleanser should match your skin and acne type.
Your toner should be alcohol free.Witch Hazel is great for people with acne prone/oily skin.You can just apply it to affected areas,perhaps once a day,as to not irritate your skin
Your moisturizer should be oil free
-Exfoliate 1-2x a week.St.Ives Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub is good for those with acne.They also have a green tea scrub for people with acne.It's more gentle.
-Use a masque once a week.Queen Helene's Mint Julep Masque is PERFECT for oily and acne prone skin.
Once a week,cleanse your skin,but do not apply any products to your skin,your skin needs time to breath!
Again,a dermatologist is your best bet.