Acne Skin Care

As a dermatologist, I recommend that you use a complete skin care routine to fight acne to get rid of pimples at any age.

Shop my dermatologist-recommended acne products to treat,

  • adult acne,
  • teen acne,
  • back and chest acne.

By preventing acne, you also allow your skin to heal and allow acne scars to fade.

Knowing how to control acne involves finding the right acne products for your skin type.

How do acne treatment products work?

Acne treatment always works in 2 main ways:

  1. By unclogging pores to get rid of blackheads.
  2. By treating germs that cause pimples.

In spite of the thousands of confusing acne products available, there are only 5 non-prescription acne medication ingredients that I think work well. I have a full range of powerful acne products with all 5 of these key ingredients at levels that work to stop acne.

What are the most effective acne treatment ingredients found in the best acne products?

  1. Benzoyl peroxide (which kills P. acnes, also called C. acnes, the germ associated with acne vulgaris, which is the classic teen acne.)
  2. Salicylic acid (which penetrates deeply into oily pores to help break up clogged pore debris that tucks the C. acnes germ into a nice stronghold where it can worsen acne.)
  3. Glycolic acid (which helps exfoliate skin to loosen clogged pores. It also helps to lighten the appearance of acne scarring.)
  4. Retinol (which helps to dislodge blackheads and reduce acne scarring.)
  5. Pyrithione zinc (which helps reduce the Pityrosporum yeast that often plays a role in Pityrosporum folliculitis type of acne.)

My acne products and skin care routines are built from these 5 key acne fighting ingredients. You can't get stronger acne treatments without a prescription!

Plus, how you use your acne products, and what else you apply to your skin, will determine how fast your acne will improve.

Did you know that some skin care ingredients will block and inflame your pores to cause acne?

Some products inactivate each other so that your routine won't work against acne.

Other product ingredients will irritate your skin and make your acne treatment frustrating.

Here on my dermatology web site I give you products and skin care routines that lead to success toward your goal to clear acne fast.

These are the products that I have used to treat my acne patients in my dermatology practice for many years. They work for many different types of acne and complexion skin type combinations.

I also explain how to select and use these products. That's really important. You need the right information to help you find the right products for your acne, whether it's teen acne, adult acne, back or chest acne etc., and whether you have oily skin, dry skin or sensitive skin with acne.

Read the information on my web site and learn how to pick the right acne products for your acne and skin type.

Remember, you always get the best results with a Complete Skin Care Routine made of compatible and synergistic products that work great together. 

Build a Dr. Bailey Complete Skin Care Routine (sm) to fight acne using the 4 essential skin care steps:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Correct
  3. Hydrate
  4. Protect

Know that because acne treatment products can be drying or irritating, you often need to also have skin cleansers and moisturizers that are gentle on your skin. Alternate your acne products with these gentle products. Importantly, these products must NOT trigger acne. I've listed my top choices for cleansers and moisturizers below that will help support your acne treatment and help to keep your skin free from irritation.

Prevent brown marks and uneven pigment from acne scarring.

Sun protection is important to help prevent hyperpigmentation. This happens when skin that has healing acne pimples is exposed to UV rays.

Hyperpigmentation from acne is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

It can last for months or years. You want to prevent it! I've included my top sunscreens for acne prone skin. These products all help you to build the best skin care routine to heal your acne and have healthy skin free from redness, irritation and acne scarring. 

If you need more information about the types of acne and treating acne, please see my Acne Tips and Advice Pages. Otherwise, shop below to see the best products to treat and heal acne. You will find my Acne Treatment Kits, individual products and supporting products to help treat your acne so that you have a healthy and clear complexion. 

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