For body acne
Struggling with breakouts on your back, chest, or anyplace other than your face? Body acne can handle—and often requires—a stronger course of treatment, according to Dr. Tanzi. Proactiv+ 3-Step System, an amped up version of the brand’s best-selling trio, is formulated with multiple acne-fighting ingredients, including benzoyl peroxide to kill acne-causing bacteria, glycolic acid to exfoliate skin, and salicylic acid to decongest pores. Check out these 10 simple tricks to banish bacne.
For teenage skin
Featuring a salicylic acid cleanser, a benzoyl peroxide acne control lotion, and moisturizer with SPF 15, Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System is a great starter kit for teenage acne, according to Deanne Robinson, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Westport, Connecticut. But she does recommend slathering on a higher SPF (30 or more) before prolonged sun exposure because salicylic acid can increase photosensitivity. Try one of these pro-approved UV protectors. And be sure to read this before applying sunscreen to acne-prone skin.