Posted 27 November 2005 - 01:54 AM
There is a lot you can do for your acne besides just using medications, things to actually prevent it rather than treat it -- I have a bunch of info in my notepad, just click the link in my signature or to the left!
To quickly answer your questions, the best over-the-counter treatment I've found is Neutrogenia On-The-Spot treatment. It contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, which is just as effective as the other 10% creams on the market but does not dry out your skin near as much. (The 10% always made my skin dry and peely, but I can use this 2.5% all over the acne-prone areas of my face as a preventative treatment and not have any dry skin!) I also wash and exfoliate with Cetaphil bar soap and a Buf Puf brand sponge as recommended by my dermatologist. I also use Stridex (2% salicylic acid) twice daily and Queen Helene's Mint Julep mask 1-2 times a week, but I'm not sure if either of those are making a huge difference -- I definitely noticed the biggest improvement when I added the Neutrogenia to my routine!
Good luck and I hope you find something that works!
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