Differin .1 Gel
“The Differin .1 Gel is a wonderful, drugstore acne medication,” says Samer Jaber, MD, a dermatologist at Washington Square Dermatology in New York, NY. “It was available by prescription for over 20 years, and was approved in 2016 as an over-the-counter medication. It works differently than other OTC acne medications because it’s a retinoid, has anti-inflammatory properties, and clears clogged pores to prevent new acne. It should be the first OTC product that anyone struggling with facial acne uses,” says Dr. Jaber. However, if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant you should not use Differin or any product that contains retinoids. Find out what your acne breakout is secretly trying to tell you.
Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask
“The Biore Self-Heating One Minute Mask is applied wet to the face for 1 minute and rinsed off with water. It self-heats and has a tingling, fresh sensation, leaving pores smaller, tighter, and cleaner,” says Patricia Wexler, MD, a dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology in New York, NY. “It contains kaolin, zeolite, and charcoal powder. It’s the best acne product for oily skin types with large pores to get significant improvement in both oil production and pore size.” Please excuse us while we sprint to the nearest drugstore to pick up this wonder product! Here are 11 more facial masks that help clear acne.