The type of treatment you need for acne depends on the type of acne you have. In simple terms if you have lots of whiteheads and blackheads you need to reduce the oil production with something like a retinoid cream like adapalene or tretinoin or other treatment which targets blackheads. Benzoyl peroxide targets blackheads and also kills bacteria, but it can cause dryness. If you also have inflamed red spots and/or pustules you also need a cream to kill the bacteria, such as one containing clindamycin (an antibiotic). This needs a doctor's prescription, but there are also natural treatments which reduce oiliness and kill the bacteria that cause acne. To read more about acne in detail see: treat acne There are also treatments that contain an antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide or zinc. I have found these work very well. If in doubt see your doctor or pharmacist. good luck donView Thread
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