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Most cases of light to moderate acne can be treated by over counter medications. There are many to choose from. Some acne suffers find that benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid works well, and benzoyl peroxide is known to readily kill acne bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide can be found in cleansers and in spot treatments. Benzoyl peroxide is very drying and can make your face look even more irritated, especially when you first start washing with it. Many acne suffers use a moisturizer on their face after washing. There are many moisturizers available that are specifically designed to help with acne such as Cetaphil, Eucerin, and Neutrogena.
It is suggested that you wash at least twice a day. Never squeeze or pick blemishes on your face and don't wash with a washcloth, use your hands. A washcloth can irritate acne and actually make it worse.
Severe acne, or acne that has not responded well to over counter products, is most successfully treated with knowledge and expertise of a dermatologist. A dermatologist will consider many things before suggesting treatment such as severity of acne, patient age, lifestyle, and co-existing conditions. The dermatologist then may suggest a combination of two or three different therapies for best treatment.
The earlier that acne is treated, better it will be. With all treatments available, there is one that will be right for you.
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